Norma Montague Elected to American Accounting Association Board of Directors

7.21.2022 Faculty News, M.A. in Management, News Release
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Norma Ramirez Montague has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Accounting Association (AAA), the largest community of accountants in academia.

Montague, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Programs and an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Wake Forest University School of Business, will begin serving a three-year term in August as AAA’s Director – Focusing on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). This position will help support and define the DEI strategy for the organization and further its DEI initiatives.

“I am honored to serve on the AAA Board and to have the opportunity to work with other leaders in the accounting profession to further the AAA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” Montague said. “It is important that we continue to build an inclusive environment within our profession so that all members feel valued and respected.”

Montague has devoted her life to educating the next generation of leaders. She joined the School of Business in 2010 as an assistant professor, and in 2018, she became the first woman and first Latina to lead the Master of Science in Management (MSM) program as Associate Dean before beginning her current role.

In 2021, the PhD Project, an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the business world by increasing the diversity of business school faculty, highlighted the exceptional work Montague has done to educate and support students throughout her career. She has taught financial accounting, managerial accounting, professional life skills and auditing courses in the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

“I want my students to know that it is possible for them to be successful,” Montague said. “I want them to understand that I see their potential and will do everything I can to help them reach their goals.”

An active researcher and scholar, Montague’s academic research primarily focuses on auditing with a behavioral and decision-making emphasis. She is interested in how auditors make decisions and judgments as professional standards and reporting requirements evolve. Montague earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in accounting from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in business administration and accounting from the University of South Florida.