Faculty Directory

Paul Danos

Dean Emeritus; Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration






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

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Dean, Tuck School of Business, 1995–present
  • 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