Pfeiffer Ray story

Announcing Dr. Ray Pfeiffer as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

“I look forward to exploring new ways to hone the already impressive breadth and depth of the Neeley School’s significant programs, academics and experiential learning initiatives,” Pfeiffer said.

July 02,  2014

By Elaine Cole

Accounting Professor Ray Pfeiffer is moving up to the dean’s suite as associate dean for undergraduate programs for the Neeley School of Business at TCU. Pfeiffer joined the Neeley School in 2009 as chair of the accounting department and has served as director of the Professional Program in Accounting since October 2013. Pfeiffer steps up to replace George Low, who leaves the Neeley School to be dean of the College of Business and Economics at Radford University in Virginia.

Throughout Pfeiffer’s term as chair of Neeley’s accounting department, he has been a proponent of effective and creative teaching and research. He significantly improved the function of the Accounting Advisory Board and led the development of a strong strategic plan for the department.

Pfeiffer’s teaching focuses on external financial reporting by business enterprises, including the study of financial accounting practice, financial reporting policy and regulation, the use of financial accounting information in security valuation, and empirical research about the effects of financial reporting on capital markets. He has served as an honors thesis advisor to numerous undergraduate students, and on the dissertation committee for several PhD students.

His research has been published several times in top accounting journals, and he has presented at professional meetings, conference and academic institutions around the world.

Prior to TCU, Pfeiffer spent 15 years at the University of Massachusetts, where he was professor of accounting and director of the Isenberg PhD programs from 2007-2009. He also served as a Research Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Connecticut. He holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina and BA in accounting from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.