Debra Salbador joined UNO in 2019. She was previously an Associate Professor and the Darrell D. and Betty R. Martin Junior Faculty Fellow in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where she taught for 25 years. She has international and large regional CPA firm experience in taxation, audit, and management systems. She also worked for several years in the tax department of a multinational company.
Dr. Salbador teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in taxation, as well as teaching Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis in the Virginia Tech EMBA program. She has also led PhD seminars and has served as an advisor on numerous PhD committees. Debra has presented seminars on tax planning at the Virginia Tech/ Virginia Society of CPAs Accounting and Auditing Conference. She has also taught continuing education programs for the AICPA, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P., and KPMG.
Dr. Salbador’s research interests are tax policy and how this policy affects taxpayer (corporate and individual) decisions. Dr. Salbador has published in such journals as The Journal of Taxation, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Advances in Taxation, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Accounting Literature, Tax Notes, The Tax Adviser and Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly. She has presented her research at conferences sponsored by the American Taxation Association and the American Accounting Association.
Dr. Salbador completed her Ph.D. studies in Accounting at the University of South Carolina in 1993. She has a Masters in Accounting (Taxation Option) and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, both from the University of New Orleans. Debra served on the faculty of the University of Richmond for one year prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech in 1994. She has been a member of and has chaired numerous department, college and university committees. During the 2004-2005 academic year, Debra served as Interim Dean for Undergraduate Studies of the Pamplin College of Business. In 2012, Debra was awarded the Pamplin College Certificate of Teaching Excellence and Warren L. Holtzman Outstanding Educator & University Certificate of Teaching Excellence Awards.