Meet the Director

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Professor Ray Pfeiffer became the Director of the School of Business on July 1, 2020.

Ray Pfeiffer, Associate Professor of Accounting in the Simmons School of Business, joined Simmons in August 2019 after 25 years of experience in higher education. Prior to Simmons, he was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Before entering academia, Pfeiffer served a range of clients as CPA and auditor with the global professional services firm Deloitte in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Professor Pfeiffer teaches various courses in financial reporting, auditing, and accounting and business ethics to undergraduate students. He has been recognized throughout his career as an award-winning teacher who is dedicated to students' learning and future career success.

Professor Pfeiffer is also an active scholar who studies how financial information affects the decisions made by users of financial statements and the role that accounting standards play in shaping the information environment. His work, including more than 20 published articles, has been published in some of the leading journals in the accounting field. He is Co-Senior Editor of Accounting Horizons, a scholarly journal that bridges the academic and professional accounting communities.