Portrait of Alexander Raquel

Raquel Alexander

Dean of the Freeman College of Management, Kenneth W. Freeman Professor of Management
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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

Alexander, Raquel, Andrew Gross, G. Ryan Huston, and Vernon J. Richardson. 2017. "Market Response To FIN 48 Adoption: A Debt Covenant Theory." In Advances In Taxation, edited by John Hasseldine, 24:1-36. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/S1058-749720170000024008.

Alexander, Raquel, and Afshad Jeevan Irani. 2016. "Electronic Disclosure Venues And Regulation Fair Disclosure." In Encyclopedia Of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management, edited by In Lee, 223-30. IGI Global.

Alexander, Raquel, LeAnn Luna, and Steven L. Gill. 2015. "Does College Savings Plan Performance Matter?" In Advances In Taxation, edited by John Hasseldine, 22:75-108. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s1058-749720150000022002.

Alexander, Raquel, and Alexander J. Organ. 2015. "Business Tax Incentives" 58 (4). Business Horizons: 363-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2015.03.001.

Hess, Megan F., and Raquel Alexander. 2015. "Brewing Up Controversy: A Case Exploring The Ethics of Corporate Tax Planning" 30 (4). Issues in Accounting Education: 311-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.2308/iace-51178.

Alexander, Raquel, and James K. Gentry. 2014. "Using Social Media to Report Financial Results" 57 (2). Business Horizons: 161-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2013.10.009.

Alexander, Raquel, and John Barrick. 2014. "G20 Tax Reform Mired in Shadowy World of Lobbying," April 16. theconversation.com/g20-tax-reform-mired-in-shadowy-world-of-lobbying-24901.

Alexander, Raquel, E. Weeks Leonard, and S. Scholz. 2013. "Employers United: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Political Speech in the Wake of the Affordable Care Act" 38 (2). Journal of Corporation Law: 218-57.

Alexander, Raquel. 2013. "Tax Transparency" 56 (5). Business Horizons: 543-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2013.06.003.


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