School names first female associate dean for Master’s in Management program

8.29.2018 Accounting, Article, Awards, Faculty News, General, News Release, School News

Norma Ramirez Montague, Associate Professor of Accounting, has been named Associate Dean of the Master of Science in Management (MSM) program at Wake Forest University School of Business. She is the first female and the first Latino tapped to lead this program. She began her new role in July 2018.

Montague joined the School in 2010 as an assistant professor and earned academic tenure in 2017. She has taught financial accounting, managerial accounting, and auditing courses in the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2013, she was awarded the T.B. Rose Fellowship in Business award, which recognizes a notable innovation or initiative related to instruction to the School’s undergraduate or graduate programs.

Her academic research primarily focuses on auditing with a behavioral and decision-making focus. She is interested in how auditors make decisions and judgments as professional standards and reporting requirements evolve. Montague’s research was recognized in 2015 by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association; she received the Best Paper Award from Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (AJPT). In 2016 she was awarded the American Accounting Association’s Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education award and the Best Paper Award from Issues in Accounting Education.

Norma was born in Puerto Rico and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from North Carolina State University. She worked as a graduate accounting instructor while pursuing her Ph.D. in Business Administration and Accounting at University of South Florida and earned the Emerging Scholar Award at the KPMG Ph.D. Project Accounting DSA Conference in 2010. She taught courses in English and Spanish at a community college.

The Wake Forest Master’s in Management 10-month program is recognized as one of the oldest and largest programs in the U.S. The Economist ranked the program #4 in the U.S. and top 25 worldwide in its inaugural ranking of specialized master’s programs. While it has grown in size, the program has maintained its intimate learning environment, high-quality educational experiences, and outstanding employment results.