Shirley  Dennis-Escoffier

Shirley Dennis-Escoffier

Associate Professor, Accounting

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.

Research Interests

Tax planning for corporations and investment decisions

Featured 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,” The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, Vol. 28, No. 4.

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

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

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

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

Teaching and Professional Experience

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

Specialties

  • Tax Research and Policy
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Taxation for Investment Decisions

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Interdepartmental Studies in Business, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1981
  • MBA, Accounting, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1975
  • B.B.A., Accounting, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1973

Honors and Awards

  • · UM Business School Excellence in Teaching Award selected by MS in Taxation classes of 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
Shirley  Dennis-Escoffier

Contact

Back to top