Karen Nunez

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Koury Business Center 226
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
knunez@elon.edu (336) 278-5041

Brief Biography

Dr. Karen Nunez is an assistant professor of accounting. She teaches Financial, Managerial, and Cost Accounting, and Personal Financial Planning.  Prior to Elon, Dr. Nunez was a faculty member at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.   She has both professional and academic expertise. Her experience includes various financial planning and analysis positions at The Pillsbury Company and The Pepsi-Cola Company. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting and Economics from The University of Oklahoma.  She also has an M.B.A. in Finance and General Management from The University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).


Doctor of Philosophy, 2002

The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

  • Major: Accounting
  • Minor: Economics
  • Dissertation Title: “Electric Utility Deregulation: The Case of Stranded Costs”

Master of Business Administration, 1983

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Major: Finance
  • Minor: General Management

Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 1981

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham-Madison, New Jersey

  • Major: Accounting
  • Minor: Economics

Courses Taught

  • Financial Accounting Principles (undergraduate and MBA)
  • Managerial Accounting Principles (undergraduate and MBA)
  • Cost Accounting (undergraduate)
  • Personal Financial Planning (undergraduate)

Service Activities

Elon University

  • Love School of Business, Accounting Department Advisory Board, 2008-Present
  • Love School of Business, Accounting Department Advisory Board, By-Laws Sub-committee, 2010-Present
  • University Graduate Council, 2010-Present
  • University Sexual Assault and Gender Issues Committee, 2009-Present
  • Love School Business Strategic Planning Task Force, 2008-2009
  • Love School Business Strategic Planning Task Force, Diversity Sub-committee, 2008-2009

North Carolina State University

  • University Steering Committee, The American Home at N.C. State, 2004-2008
  • University Grievance Committee, 2001-2007
  • Department of Accounting Banquet Planning Committee, 2007-2008
  • Department of Accounting MAC Assessment Committee, 2008
  • Department of Accounting Undergraduate Writing Assessment Committee, 2008
  • Department of Accounting Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Document Committee, 2005-2007
  • College of Management Student Speaker (for Graduation) Selection Committee, 2007
  • Graduate Career Enrichment Diversity Conference Guest Speaker, 2006
  • Dissertation Committee, Karen Haley, Ed.D. Candidate in Higher Education Administration, 2005-2006
  • College of Management Graduate Symposium Panel Moderator, 2003
  • Department of Accounting Curriculum Committee, 2001-2002

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