John A. Elliott is the Interim Provost of the University of Connecticut where he was formerly the Dean of the UConn School of Business where he holds the Auran J. Fox Chair in Business. He was previously the Dean at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and the Irwin and Arlene Ettinger Professor of Accountancy.
Dean Elliott received his BS and MBA degrees from the University of Maryland and his PhD degree from Cornell University. He spent 20 years on the faculty at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, most recently as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dean Elliott is a certified public accountant with professional experience as an auditor and consultant for Arthur Andersen & Co. and in the controller’s office of the Westinghouse Defense and Space Center.
His research concentrates on the role of accounting information in financial analysis and contracts. In 2004, his paper on earnings management (with Nelson and Tarpley) received the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award from the American Accounting Association and also the Wildman Medal.
He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Liquidnet, a private company. In 2018, Dean Elliott was elected Vice Chair-Chair Elect of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. He also serves as Chair of The PhD Project Academic Advisory Council. He was the founding President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and served on the AAA Financial Accounting Standards Committee, which responds to FASB exposure drafts and requests for comment. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC); of the Hangar Theatre, of the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y.; and of two public companies; Neuberger Berman prior to its acquisition by Lehman Brothers and NFP.