Faculty Directory

Paul Danos

Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration; Dean Emeritus






CPA, State of Louisiana; PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1974; MBA, University of New Orleans, 1968; BS, University of New Orleans, 1964

Areas of Expertise

Accounting, corporate governance, the business school industry


Paul Danos served as Dean of the Tuck School of Business from 1995 until 2015. 

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Dean Emeritus; Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration, 2015-present
  • Dean, Tuck School of Business, 1995–2015
  • Senior Associate Dean, 1993–95, Associate Dean, 1991–93, Director, Paton Accounting Center, 1988–91, Arthur Andersen & Company
  • Professor of Accounting, 1985–95, Professor, 1983–95, Chairman of Accounting, 1984–91, Assistant Professor, 1974–78, Associate Professor, 1978–83, School of Business Administration, University of Michigan

Nonacademic positions

  • Accountant in Charge
  • Chemical Division
  • Freeport Minerals Company, 1964–70

Board memberships

  • Current corporate board of directors: General Mills
  • Previous corporate board memberships: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
  • Current advisory board: Chairman of the Trustees of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
  • Previous advisory boards:
    ​University of Notre Dame College of Business Administration
    ​The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
    Graduate Rassias Foundation Board of Overseers
    LEAD Council of Deans

Selected Publications

  • Numerous articles and interviews on business education in the world press
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting, second edition, Richard D. Irwin, 1994
  • "The Use of Accounting Information in Bank Lending Decisions," Accounting, Organizations and Society, March 1989
  • "The Interaction of Science and Attestation Standard Formation," in Auditing: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Spring 1987
  • With E. Imhoff, Intermediate Accounting, second edition, Prentice Hall, 1986
  • "Long-Term Trends Toward Seller Concentration in the U.S. Audit Market," Accounting Review, Fall 1986
  • "Audit Industry Dynamics: Factors Affecting Changes in Client Industry Market Share," Journal of Accounting Research, Fall 1982