Pam Smith

Pam Smith
Pam Smith means business. The KPMG professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University’s College of Business is an internationally acclaimed business expert whose research and teaching focuses on accounting and reporting related to business combinations, valuation, consolidation and derivatives and hedging. Smith is nearly as well known for her work as a champion of ethics education and her efforts in creating NIU’s Building Ethical Leaders using an Integrated Ethics Framework (BELIEF) program and delivers ethics training to organizations such as the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association.

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Smith earned her undergraduate degree in Accountancy from Ferris State University, a master’s from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a doctorate degree from the University of North Texas. Since joining Northern Illinois University in 1994, she has earned over a dozen teaching awards including being named a Presidential Teaching Professor and a Board of Trustees Professor. She is one of the authors of NIU’s Building Ethical Leaders handbook which has been praised by both academic and professional communities for her work in ethics. Smith has also received the Illinois CPA Society’s Outstanding Educator Award and the American Accounting Association Innovation in Accounting Education Award.

Subject areas:
Financial accounting and reporting; business combinations, derivatives and hedging; investments; education and ethics.


Contact information:
Pam Smith
Office: (815) 753-8673

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