Jennifer Francis

Jennifer Francis

Faculty Director, CASE

Jennifer Francis is the Senior Associate Dean of Programs at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. She is also the Douglas and Josie Breeden Doctoral Professor of Accounting. She earned a B.S. in Accounting at Bucknell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school, she worked for Price Waterhouse. Before joining the faculty at Duke, she taught at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.

Professor Francis teaches the core course in Global Institutions and Environments in the Daytime MBA program and the Global Markets and Institutions course in the EMBA programs. She has previously taught core courses in financial accounting and managerial accounting, as well as an elective course in valuation and fundamental analysis — both to Daytime and Executive M.B.A. students at the Fuqua School of Business. She is the winner of several awards for outstanding teaching at Duke University and the University of Chicago.

Professor Francis’ research interests focus on the use of accounting information by capital market participants. She has published in the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and The Accounting Review. Currently, she is an associate editor of the European Accounting Review and is on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, and Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics.