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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


Paul A. Shoemaker

Professor Emeritus of Accountancy
HLH 435
P.O. Box 880488
Lincoln, NE 68588-0488
(402) 472-2337
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  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1989
  • M.B.A., Marywood College, 1983
  • C.P.A., (Maryland)
  • B.S. Bloomsburg University, 1974.
Research Interests
  • Tax
  • Accounting History
  • Education Issues
Dr. Paul Shoemaker completed his Ph.D. at Penn State University, in business administration and accounting in 1989. He received his MBA in finance from Marywood College in 1983 and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Education and accounting from Bloomsburg University in 1974.
Shoemaker joined the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration in August 1989, became tenured professor of accountancy in 1995, and served as the Director of the School of Accountancy from 2004-2014. He has served on multiple committees within the school, college, and university. His areas of research include individual and corporate taxation, more specifically, issues related to tax equity and compliance.
He is currently working as the senior associate dean for research and faculty engagement where he oversees the PhD program, acquisition and maintenance of research data, funded research, the summer and temporary instructional budgets, and all issues related to faculty employment and governance.
  • Nebraska Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, 2000.
  • CBA Distinguished Teaching Award, 1998
  • Nebraska Society of CPAs Distinguished Professorship in Accounting, 1997-2006
  • University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997-98
  • Nominated for CBA Distinguished Teaching Award, 1996-97
  • Beta Alpha Psi,,Delta Omicron Chapter, Accounting Educator of the Year, 1994-95
  • Graduate Faculty Fellow Appointment, November 1994
  • CBA Distinguished Teaching Award, 1992-93
  • Beta Alpha Psi, Delta Omicron Chapter, Accounting Educator of the Year, 1992-93
  • Recognition Award for Contributions to Students, 1992-93
  • Nominated for CBA Distinguished Teaching Award, 1991-92
  • Baird, Kurtz & Dobson Professor, 1991-92
  • Syford Faculty Fellow, Summer 1991 -Graduate Faculty Member Appointment, April 1991
  • Certified Public Accountant, Maryland