Douglas J. Skinner

Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting
Chicago Booth

Insight Doug Skinner

Douglas J. Skinner joined Booth in 2005 and was appointed deputy dean for faculty in 2015. He was named interim dean in August 2016. Before his appointment at Chicago, he was KPMG Professor of Accounting at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, where he had been on the faculty since 1989. Prior to joining the dean’s office, Skinner had taught corporate finance and investments in Booth’s Executive MBA program in London and Asia for six years. He also teaches and supervises Ph.D. students in accounting. 

As interim dean, Skinner was focused on maintaining the significant momentum Booth has enjoyed over the past decade by continuing to attract the world’s best students and faculty, delivering great programs, and ensuring that we continue to work hard to strengthen and develop our alumni network.

Skinner’s research addresses public companies’ disclosure, financial reporting, and capital management practices. He has also done research on the economics of auditing and has a special interest in Japanese financial reporting and corporate governance practices. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with first class honors in Accounting and Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney and a master’s degree and PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Rochester.