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Courtney Knoll

Executive Director, UNC Tax Center and Associate Dean of the UNC Master of Accounting Program

Courtney Edwards specializes in taxation. She teaches courses on individual taxation, business taxation, international taxation and tax research.

An award-winning teacher, she teaches in the Master of Accounting and Undergraduate Business Programs. She encourages student interest in accounting and tax by supporting various student organizations and activities. She serves as the faculty advisor for the Undergraduate Accounting Club, the PwC Challenge Case Competition and UNC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Dr. Edwards is associate director of the UNC Tax Center. She facilitates the Tax Center’s mission to bring together tax scholars, policymakers and practitioners who share a common interest in tax research.
She co-authored “Germany’s Repeal of the Corporate Capital Gains Tax: The Equity Market Response” in the Journal of American Taxation Association with UNC Kenan-Flagler professors Mark Lang, Edward Maydew and Douglas Shackelford. She also wrote “Employee Stock Options and Taxes” with John Graham, Dr. Lang and Dr. Shackelford, published in the Journal of Investment Management.

She was a tax manager in Arthur Andersen’s Atlanta office, where she worked for five years.
Dr. Edwards received her PhD from UNC Kenan-Flagler. She received her MS in accounting with a tax concentration and her BS in commerce from the University of Virginia.