Donna Bobek-Schmitt

Associate Professor, Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting, College of Business Administration 2014 Womens History Month

What is your current job title and responsibilities (please make sure we know your College, Department, etc.)?
Associate Professor, Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting, College of Business Administration
Editor, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research

What is your history at UCF? (past job titles, responsibilities)
University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
Associate Professor and Kenneth G. Dixon Research Fellow Oct. 2010-Sep. 2013
Associate Professor Aug. 2004 – Oct. 2010
Assistant Professor Jan. 1997 – Aug. 2004

What is your favorite UCF memory?
17 years of memories pretty difficult to pick one – but I am going to go with “hooding” my first PhD student, Amy Hageman.

If you could change one thing at UCF, what would it be? ($ and time no object)
We would compensate our current faculty (as opposed to just new hires) fairly and have regular merit increases.

What is one piece of advice you would like to share with your colleagues?
“It’s a small world”

What is your favorite restaurant or food?
Seasons 52

If UCF was going to name something in your honor, what would you like it to be and why?
A scholarship for Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) presidents. BAP is an accounting honor society for which I have been the faculty advisor for the last 5 years.  This is a VERY ACTIVE organization that has a lot of contact with our outside stakeholders (i.e., employers). Being President is like having a part-time job and it is so important that they do a good job and keep our good reputation with the employers. I think the position should come with a scholarship since being President means you do not have TIME for a part-time job!

If you could have lunch with anyone at UCF (who you do not normally eat lunch with), who would you choose and why?
President Hitt

Who at UCF would you like to thank for your success?
I have the best colleagues in the world in the Dixon School of Accounting – it is a great group of people.

Name and describe a teacher or researcher from your past who truly inspired you and why.
My dissertation chair – Sandy Kramer. She and I have a lot in common – both moms of 4 kids. I was always impressed with how she managed to balance her work and family; and she was a great dissertation chair.  But what truly inspired me is that when her husband Jack Kramer (also an
Accounting professor at UF) got early unset Alzheimer’s, she was an amazing caregiver for almost 10 years (he passed away April 2013); continued to work so they had health insurance and handled it all with such grace and dignity. She truly showed what it means to love someone for “better or worse”.


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