Raquel Meyer Alexander is the inaugural Kenneth W. Freeman Professor & Dean of the Freeman College of Management. Alexander was previously at Washington and Lee University, where she was Associate Dean of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics. In that role, she successfully managed the Williams School's Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) reaccreditation, oversaw enrollment activities, and managed curriculum initiatives and learning assessment for multiple departments.

Alexander is passionate about undergraduate management education and about grounding management education in the liberal arts.


  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Texas at Austin (2001)
  • Masters of Taxation, Arizona State University (1993)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Kansas (1993)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Corporate Tax Policy
  • Taxation of Investments
  • Business of Contemporary Art

Selected Publications

Recent Publications

"Market response to FIN48 adoption: A debt covenant theory." with D. Grossman, R. Huston and V. Richardson. Forthcoming, Advances in Taxation.

"Electronic Disclosure Venues and Regulation Fair Disclosure" with A. Irani. Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management, edited by L. In. Forthcoming.

"Brewing up controversy: A case exploring the ethics of corporate tax planning" with M. Hess. Issues in Accounting Education 30(4): 311-327. 2015. 2014 AAA Public Interest Section Best Contribution to Teaching Award.

"Does college savings plan performance matter?" with L. Luna and S. Gill. Advances in Taxation 22: 75-108. 2015. 2015 Emerald Literati Network Award for Outstanding Author Contribution.

"State business incentives" with A. Organ. Business Horizons 58(4): 363-369. 2015.

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about some of the offices and resources guided by Dean Alexander


of management graduates in the Class of 2017 were either employed, seeking an advanced degree or volunteering nine months after graduation.


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