John A. Elliott is the Dean of the UConn School of Business where he holds the Auran J. Fox Chair in Business. He recently served as Interim Provost. Before joining UConn, he was 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 Board of Directors of Liquidnet, a private company. In 2020, Dean Elliott completed his term as Chair of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. He also serves as Chair of The PhD Project Academic Advisory Council. He previously chaired the Boards of Directors of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the Hangar Theatre, and the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y. He was a board member of two public companies before they were taken private; Neuberger Berman and NFP.