Sarah E. Nutter

Sarah NutterSarah E. Nutter is the Edward Maletis Dean and Professor of Accounting at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business, home to one of the top green MBA programs, the first sports business program in the United States, and the #1 worldwide tax accounting research institution.

Dr. Nutter is a seasoned university administrator and professor with more than 30 years of experience in higher education. In 2019, she was recognized as one of the most influential women in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal for her extensive engagement with the business community and strategic university leadership. She received a similar award from the Washington Business Journal in 2014.

An experienced director, Dr. Nutter serves or has served on the following boards:

  • AACSB (association to advance collegiate schools of business) international (the leading accreditation body for business schools worldwide)
  • Avamere family of companies (an Oregon-based assisted living, independent living, and home care company)
  • Burke and Herbert Bank (Audit Committee and the Asset and Liability Management Committee)
  • William A. Hazel, Incorporated (a large, privately held construction company based in Northern Virginia)
  • Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG National Capital)
  • Fairfax City Economic Development Authority.

She was previously dean at George Mason University and has additionally served on the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee, AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee, Accounting Program Leadership Group of the American Accounting Association (as president), and the Virginia Society of CPAs Educational Foundation. During her George Mason deanship, she expanded the advisory boards and councils for the business school into a 200-strong group of executives and business professionals. Dr. Nutter’s additional experience includes positions as an economist at the Internal Revenue Service and a faculty member at the University of Maryland-Overseas Division in Germany.

An award-winning educator and researcher, Dr. Nutter has taught courses in accounting and taxation and has developed executive education courses for Oracle Corporation, General Dynamics, Time Warner, Sallie Mae, and Lee Technologies. Dr. Nutter’s research focuses primarily on the impact of taxes and tax structures on individuals and businesses. She has published articles in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of the American Taxation Association, and others.

As dean of the Lundquist College, Dr. Nutter overseas more than 5,000 students and 200 faculty and staff members in five departments with degree programs in business administration and accounting, as well as MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Science in Sports Product Management, Master of Accounting, Master of Science in Finance, and PhD graduate programs.