School names associate dean for undergraduate programs

8.29.2018 Article, Faculty News, General, News Release, School News, Undergraduate Business

Wake Forest University School of Business is pleased to announce Mark E. Evans has been named Associate Dean for its nationally ranked undergraduate business program. Evans assumed the leadership role in July after four years with the School.

Mark joined Wake Forest in 2014 as an assistant professor before earning academic tenure in 2017. He has taught courses in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs. His academic interests are focused on the effects of financial accounting and voluntary disclosure in capital markets; financial accounting and reporting attributes; and corporate governance and auditing. He has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Evans received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from Radford University. He worked as a senior auditor at KPMG and an audit manager at Walker Healthcare before earning his Ph.D. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Prior to arriving at Wake Forest, Mark served as an assistant professor of accounting at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

The Wake Forest undergraduate business program was ranked #40 in the country by U.S. News & World Report, its 11th consecutive year ranked in the top 10 percent of programs nationwide. Poets & Quants recognized it as the #15 program in the nation. The program is designed to develop passionate, ethical business leaders who get results with integrity and through thought leadership that is visible and positively impacts the practice of business. Among the graduates from the class of 2017, 97% reached their first destination within six months following the completion of their undergraduate curriculum. The undergraduate business program offers four majors: accountancy, mathematical business, finance, and business and enterprise management.