Shirley Dennis

Assoc. Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-5577
Locator Code:
6531

 
About

Biography

Shirley Dennis received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami and returned to UM after teaching at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and California State University-Hayward. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in Florida. She is a past president of the American Taxation Association and served on the Education Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has received awards recognizing her extensive service activities including the American Taxation Association’s Outstanding Service Award and the UM Business School’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Service. She has received several teaching awards including the University of Miami Excellence in Teaching Award and the Business School’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the MS in Taxation program. She has published numerous articles in tax and accounting journals as well as several books including Taxation for Decision Makers.
Career

Education

1981Ph.D. Interdepartmental Studies in Business University of Miami School of Business Administration
1975MBA Accounting University of Miami School of Business Administration
1973BBA Accounting University of Miami School of Business Administration

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Tax Research and Policy, Corporate Taxation, Taxation for Investment Decisions

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Tax Research and Policy, Corporate Taxation, Taxation for Investment Decisions

Professional Experience

1991 - Associate Professor, Accounting, Miami Herbert Business School
1985 - 1991Assistant Professor, Accounting, University of Miami School of Business Administration
1983 - 1985Visiting Professor, Accounting, University of Miami School of Business Administration
1982 - 1983Associate Professor, Accounting, California State University
1979 - 1982Assistant Professor, Accounting, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1982 - Tax Consultant, Arthur Young & Company CPA
1975 - 1976Accountant, International Division, Cordis Corporation
1973 - 1974Financial Analyst, General Development Corporation

Honors & Acknowledgements

UM Business School Excellence in Teaching Award selected by MS in Taxation classes of 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014
UM Business School Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, 2017
American Taxation Association Outstanding Service Award, 2004
Outstanding Faculty Award from Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Xi Chapter, 2000
University of Miami Excellence in Teaching Award, 1997
SBA Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1988
Honorable Mention, H.B. Meek Article of the Year Award, Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 1983
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Tax planning for corporations and investment decisions

Publications

Dennis-Escoffier, S. and Fortin, K. Taxation for Decision Makers (John Wiley & Sons. ).


Dennis-Escoffier, S. Tax Court Applies Independent Investor Test to Compensation Vol. 28, No. 4 (The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance. ).


Dennis-Escoffier, S. Final Regulations Address Limits on Transfer of Built-in Losses Vol. 27, No. 6 (The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance. ).


Dennis-Escoffier, S. and Rubin, J. CPA Exam Aligns with Model Tax Curriculum Vol. 40, No. 11. (The Tax Adviser. ).


Dennis-Escoffier, S., Kern, B., and Rhoades Catanach, S. The Revised Model Tax Curriculum Vol. 39, No. 2. (Issues in Accounting Education. ).


Dennis-Escoffier, S. Tax Planning Opportunities for U.S. Taxpayers Working Abroad Vol. 78, No. 1 (Practical Tax Strategies. ).