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Dean Burke Inducted into OSU Hall of Fame

by Web on April 20, 2017

Dr. Kimberly G. Burke, dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College and professor of accounting, is a 2017 inductee into Oklahoma State University’s School of Accounting Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame.

She will be honored on April 20 during the Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Rick Wilson, interim head of the School of Accounting in the OSU Spears School of Business, said Burke is one of three Hall of Fame honorees this year. “We are proud of her noteworthy achievements, and glad that Kim’s accomplishments can be highlighted at the prestigious Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet,” he said.

Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College, said Burke is deserving of the recognition from her alma mater because of her character, expertise, and professionalism. “I’m grateful that she brought her talents to Millsaps,” he said.

Burke, who has a BBA and an MS in accounting from Texas Tech University, earned her doctorate from OSU. She began her career in Dallas where she initially worked as an auditor with Price Waterhouse and then became a director of internal auditing for Unigate Restaurants.

She joined the faculty of the Else School of Management in August 1995 to support the newly formed master of accountancy program. She moved through the faculty ranks from assistant to professor, holding the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Chair of Business Administration from 2003 to 2012.

In 2012, Burke became dean of the Else School of Management, where she oversees Millsaps' undergraduate business, accounting, and economics programs, an MBA program, an Executive MBA program, and the master of accountancy program.

Burke’s passion for teaching has led to multiple awards including Distinguished Professor conferred by Millsaps College, Outstanding Educator presented by the Mississippi Society of CPAs, and Mississippi Professor of the Year awarded by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

As an accounting professor, Burke has taught a variety of classes including undergraduate and graduate auditing, intermediate and advanced accounting, accounting information systems, principles of financial accounting, and introduction to liberal studies.

As a researcher, she has authored numerous articles and won several awards for her papers and presentations. In addition, she is the co-author of several continuing education courses offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Her research interests include the labor market for academics, assurance services, expectations formation, and gender issues. Her research has been published in multiple publications including Advances in Accounting, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Service Marketing, and Internal Auditing.

She has played a valuable role in helping Millsaps graduates secure jobs with leading accounting firms and established an executive shadowing program for accounting students.

Burke has provided consulting and educational services for a variety of public accounting firms and associations. She is a member of Rotary International, and serves on the boards of Magnolia Speech School, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, the Greater Jackson Arts Council, and Extra Table Admin.

She and her husband, Rick, are the parents of a daughter, Kelsey, 15.