Donna Bobek Schmitt Named Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting

Donna Bobek Schmitt has been named the inaugural Kenneth G. Dixon Research Fellow in the Dixon School of Accounting. Schmitt, an associate professor, was selected for the position based on her commitment to high quality research. Her area of interest is behavioral tax research. She also has a special interest in ethical behavior and the ethical environment in which tax and other accounting professionals work.

The title explicitly identifies the holder as a serious and maturing researcher. It also comes with annual research support which will aid her in pursuing her research agenda. “Being named the inaugural Kenneth G. Dixon Research Fellow is a special honor for me. I have witnessed UCF, the College of Business Administration and the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting’s growth as a research institution for the last 14 years,” she said.

A recent Brigham Young University study that examines the quantity and quality of accounting research publications ranks Schmitt 13th in the world for tax research output over the last six years. “Donna is a rising star in accounting academics and an extraordinary research talent. We are very fortunate to have her on faculty,” said Sean Robb, director of the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting.

In addition to her new role, she was recently named the incoming editor of Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research. Schmitt joins two of her colleagues as editor of a peer-reviewed journal. Vicky Arnold is the new editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting and Robin Roberts is the editor of Accounting and the Public Interest.

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