Katherine Schipper is the Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Professor Schipper holds a BA degree summa cum laude from the University of Dayton, MBA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and honorary degrees from Notre Dame University, the Norwegian School of Economics, the Stockholm School of Economics and the Singapore Management University.
Prior to joining Duke University’s faculty, she was a Board member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago. Professor Schipper has published research papers on topics in financial reporting, corporation finance and corporate governance. She is a frequent speaker on matters related to international accounting convergence, financial reporting standard setting and financial reporting quality. She has been elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame. She has served the American Accounting Association as Director of Research, as President and as President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section. She has served the International Association for Accounting Education and Research as Vice President-Research and she is currently serving as President.
The Senate of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies thus confers upon Professor Dr. Katherine Schipper the title of Doctor Honoris Causa for her remarkable contributions to and leadership in the worldwide advancement of accounting research and for her extraordinary commitment to increasing the research capabilities and international visibility of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.