Dr. O. Finley Graves, former Professor, Chair of the Department of Accounting, and Senior Associate Dean at the University of North Texas, became the Dean of the College of Business on April 1, 2008.
Dr. Graves joined the UNT faculty in 2002 and served as Accounting Chair from that time until January 2007 when he was appointed Senior Associate Dean. Previously, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Accounting at Kansas State University, Professor of Accounting at the University of Mississippi and Visiting Professor of Accounting at the University of Newcastle in Australia.
While on the faculty at the University of Alabama, Graves served as Chair of the Department of German and Russian.
He is a CPA licensed in the State of Mississippi. He was a staff accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) before launching his teaching career in accounting.
At Ole Miss he was named the School of Accountancy's Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding Researcher twice each. Also at Ole Miss, he received the campus-wide Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship.
Graves is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, Tau Alpha Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Phi, Pi Delta Phi, and Delta Phi Alpha honorary societies; and he has been a Germanistic Society of America/Fulbright Scholar at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany.
He earned a Ph. D. and a Master's in Accounting at the University of Alabama in 1985 and 1979 respectively. Earlier, he earned a Ph.D. in Germanic languages and literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts degree in modern German literature from Rice University and a Bachelor's degree in modern languages from the University of Mississippi.