Dr. Damon Fleming Named Dean of Fogelman College at UofM

January 11, 2019 - Dr. Damon M. Fleming has been named dean of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics and full professor in the School of Accountancy at the University of Memphis, effective July 1.

Fleming is professor and William E. Cole Director in the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University. The AASCB-accredited School has 1,000 undergraduate accounting majors and 100 graduate students.

Among his honors, Fleming has been selected Most Influential Faculty Member three times and received the Outstanding Faculty Contribution Award. His teaching areas include financial reporting, financial statement analysis, accounting research, management accounting, accounting judgment and decision making.

"The University of Memphis is extremely fortunate to hire Dr. Damon Fleming as dean of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics," said UofM President M. David Rudd. "After a national search, we were able to attract yet another well-respected individual who will be an integral part of our campus. The FCBE is considered one of the top schools in the nation, and we look forward to Damon's leadership for continued future advancement."

"I am honored to become the next dean of Fogelman," said Fleming. "I am excited about the opportunity to creatively engage students, faculty, staff and business community partners to advance student success, research impact and programmatic success. Innovative and collaborative high-quality business education facilitates the transformation of lives through social mobility, economic development and positive impact in the world—and I am thrilled to lead the next chapter of this legacy at the Fogelman College and the University of Memphis."

Fleming's research uses theories from psychology, behavioral decision research and economics to investigate accounting issues in the areas of auditing, ethics, financial reporting and taxation as well as cross-cultural issues in these areas. He has published more than 25 papers in accounting journals, including Accounting Horizons, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of the American Taxation Association, The International Journal of Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Accountancy and Strategic Finance.

Fleming earned his PhD from Virginia Tech University and his master's and bachelor's degrees in accounting from San Diego State. He is a CFA® charterholder and a Certified Management Accountant. Before entering academia, Fleming was a principal at a venture capital firm in Southern California. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, CFA Institute, California Society of CPAs and Institute of Management Accountants.