Douglas A. Shackelford served as dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School from 2014 to 2022. He is a seasoned academic leader, business education innovator and internationally recognized scholar. An award-winning researcher and teacher, his work focuses on taxes and business strategy. His current areas of interest include the effects of shareholder taxes on equity prices, taxation of multinationals and disclosure of corporate tax information.
Dr. Shackelford served as the first associate dean of MBA@UNC, the innovative online MBA program, from 2010 until he became dean on Feb. 1, 2014. He served as senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2003 to 2007 and associate dean of the Master of Accounting Program from 1998 to 2002. He is the former director of the UNC Tax Center, which he founded in 2001. Dr. Shackelford is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, Mass. He has published widely in accounting, economics, finance and law journals. He has held visiting faculty positions at Stanford University, Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands and Oxford University.A CPA, he was a senior tax consultant with Arthur Andersen in Boston, Mass. and Greensboro, N.C. from 1981-85.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s from UNC Chapel Hill.