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Mary Margaret Frank

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mary Margaret Frank teaches in the Accounting area at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. In addition to holding the Samuel A. Lewis Sr. Faculty Fellowship, Frank is also an academic director for Darden’s Institute for Business in Society (IBiS). Her current research focuses on the effects of regulated disclosure on the strategy of corporate management and investors. Her interest in regulated disclosure focuses on tax, financial accounting, and patent reporting. Additional academic interests include the integration of business principles and public policy objectives through cross-sector partnerships and blended finance. She founded and still co-leads the Tri-SectorLeadership Fellows Program at the University of Virginia and the P3 Impact Award in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and Concordia. She currently teaches MBA electives: Taxation and Management Decisions, Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions and Impact Investing.

Prior to joining the Darden faculty in 2002, Frank taught at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. She practiced as a CPA and worked for Arthur Andersen in Washington, D.C. as a senior tax consultant. She served on the board of directors and chairperson of the Audit Committee of Veru, Inc., formerly the Female Health Company, for over a decade.
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