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Nancy A. Bagranoff, professor of accountancy at Miami University of Ohio, has been named dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University, Provost Thomas Isenhour announced today. Her appointment is effective July 1.

"We're very excited to have Dr. Bagranoff joining Old Dominion. She has vision, energy and experience," said Isenhour. "We know she is going to be a very fine leader for the College of Business and Public Administration."

"Dr. Bagranoff is a leader who has worked and studied in a number of universities, giving her a nice breadth of experience," said President Roseann Runte. "It is a great pleasure to welcome her to Old Dominion."

Bagranoff joined Miami University as an associate professor of accountancy in 1998 and also served as director of the master of accountancy program from 1999 to 2002. She has served as chair of the Department of Accountancy Assessment and Curriculum Committee, and as a member of the R.T. Farmer School of Business Technology Committee, MBA Development Committee and Miami University Graduate Student Council Committee, among others.

With more than 20 years of academic experience, Bagranoff has also taught at American University, where she served as chair of the Department of Accounting, and George Mason, George Washington and Virginia Commonwealth universities.
Her teaching accomplishments have been recognized with the Outstanding Educator Award from the American University Cap and Gown Honor Society; an American University Award for Outstanding Teaching, and a Kogod College of Business Administration Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Bagranoff received a bachelor's degree in marketing from The Ohio State University, a master's degree in accounting from Syracuse University and a doctorate in accounting and information systems from The George Washington University.

She has published numerous journal articles and is the co-author of eight accounting books. Additionally, she is the associate editor of the Journal of Information Systems and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting Education.

Currently, Bagranoff serves as vice president and president-elect of the American Accounting Association Information Systems section and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, Institute of Management Accountants and Information Systems Audit and Control Association. She has served as chair of the Ernst and Young/American Accounting Association Technology Committee, coordinator of the 2001 and 2002 AIS Teaching Symposium and member of the D.C. Institute of Internal Auditors Board of Governors. She is the co-founder of the Washington Accounting Research Society at The George Washington University.

Bagranoff will succeed Bruce Rubin, who has served as interim dean of the College of Business and Public Administration since July 2000.

This article was posted on: February 13, 2003

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