Dr. Dirk E. Black earned his Ph.D. in business administration with a specialization in accounting from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also earned his Master of Accountancy degree at Brigham Young University and holds a CPA designation. Prior to working at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, he was an assistant professor of business administration in the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He worked as an audit associate for KPMG, LLP before entering academia. His research interests include performance measurement and performance evaluation.
Dr. Black has authored or co-authored research accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting & Finance, Advances in Accounting, and Research in Accounting Regulation. He is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.
Accounting and Data Analytics (ACCT 850) - Fundamentals of data exploration, analysis, and communication in an accounting setting. Emphasis on data extraction, statistics and regression, and data visualization.
Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Theory (ACCT 916) - Introduction to methods of conducting scientific research in the social sciences, including hypothesis development and testing and research design. The overarching objectives of the course are to develop a scientific thinking structure that will: 1) Help students to consume and evaluate research in their area of study; and, 2) Help student to develop their own original research projects.