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The Dean’s Biography

Dean Jim JiambalvoJames Jiambalvo, Orin and Janet Smith Dean of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business and former Kirby L. Cramer Chair in Business Administration, joined the accounting faculty at the University of Washington after receiving a Ph.D. in accounting from The Ohio State University. A CPA, he has audit experience with the firm of Haskins and Sells (now Deloitte & Touche), and has served on the national academic advisory board of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Dean Jiambalvo has served as chairman of the UW Accounting Department and previously held the PricewaterhouseCoopers and Alumni Endowed Professorship.

Dean Jiambalvo’s research has been published in the top accounting journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Journal of Accounting Research. He is a past associate editor of The Accounting Review and has served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research; and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. He is also the author of the textbook Managerial Accounting (Second Edition), published by John Wiley and Sons.

Dean Jiambalvo has received the Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award, the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, the Andrew V. Smith Faculty Development Award, the Lex N. Gamble Award for Excellence in the Field of E-Commerce, the Dean’s Citizenship Award and he has been recognized for his teaching of managerial accounting with the MBA Core Professor of the Year and Professor of the Quarter Awards. He has taught numerous executive education courses including courses for Alcoa, Boeing, Microsoft, Tyson, and other major firms.