Dr. Tonya K. Flesher,
Dr. Tonya K. Flesher is the Authur Andersen professor of accountancy at The University of Mississippi. In 2003 she was presented with the Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award, the University-wide teaching award. She was selected as the 1995 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Mississippi Society of CPAs. Dr. Flesher served as dean of the School of Accountancy at The University of Mississippi from 1987 to 1993. She was the first woman to hold an academic deanship in the 150-year history of the University. In addition to her faculty duties, she also serves as the director of the Tax History Research Center, which is jointly sponsored by the University and the Academy of Accounting Historians. She is a CPA. Her bachelors degree is from Ball State University, her masters from Appalachian State University, and her Ph.D. in accounting from The University of Mississippi. She has authored eight books and nearly 100 articles. Before she became dean, she was the editor of the most widely-used tax textbook in the country. Currently, Dr. Flesher is a contributing author to Concepts in Federal Taxation. She has published in such journals as the Journal of Accountancy, The Accounting Review, The CPA Journal, Advances in Taxation, Taxation for Accountants, The Tax Adviser, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Accounting and Business Research, TAXES-- The Tax Magazine, and Management Accounting.
Dr. Flesher is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Institute of CPAs, the American Accounting Association, the American Taxation Association, the Mississippi Society of CPAs, and the Academy of Accounting Historians, the latter organization of which she served as international president in 1993. Tonya has previously had a regular column entitled "Computers in Tax" which appeared quarterly in The Tax Adviser. She has served as the Education Department editor of The Woman CPA. She has been a reviewer for the Accounting Historians Journal and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. Dr. Flesher was a member of the AICPA Minority Initiatives Committee. She currently serves on the AICPA Regulations Committee and the Content Committee which are responsible for the CPA examination."
In previous years she has won both the School of Accountancy's Outstanding Teacher Award and the Outstanding Researcher Award. She was the 1986 recipient of the University of Mississippi's Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award as an outstanding faculty member campus wide. In 2003, she was a H.E.A.D.W.A.E Outstanding Faculty honoree in the State of Mississippi.