Jennifer Francis
Robert L. Dickens Distinguished Professor of Business Administration

Jennifer Francis is the Executive Vice Provost of Duke University and the Robert L. Dickens Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

She earned a B.S. in Accounting at Bucknell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a CPA for Price Waterhouse. Before joining the faculty at Duke, she taught at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago. Professor Francis has taught both core and elective classes, as well as PhD classes at Duke University. She is the winner of over a dozen awards for outstanding teaching, including the Bank of America award for contributions to teaching, research, and service.

Professor Francis’ research interests focus on the quality of financial reporting, the relevance of financial reports to investors, the role of securities’ analysts as information intermediaries, and equity valuation. Her research is published in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and The Accounting Review. She has served in numerous capacities in the American Accounting Association, and has been a visiting scholar at a number of institutions.

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