Dr. Susan Eldridge
Dr. Susan W. Eldridge
- School of Accounting, Professor
Dr. Eldridge is the Associate Dean for Faculty, Research and Planning in the College of Business Administration. She served as Director of UNO's School of Accounting from 2009 through 2021. She is a results-oriented leader with 20+ years in academia focused on mission-driven and career-readiness strategic initiatives that integrate academic perspectives, practical applications, and collaborative partnerships. Her proven track record includes strategic planning and management; momentum-building innovation implementation; deliberative, data-driven decision-making; mission-advancing fundraising; and vision-inspired relationship-building with students, faculty, staff, administrators, employers, and other community partners.
Professor Eldridge teaches a variety of financial accounting courses including Principles of Financial Accounting, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Graduate Financial Accounting Theory, and Graduate Seminar in Financial Statement Analysis.
Professor Eldridge's research interests include empirical analyses of financial accounting, reporting, and disclosure issues as well as the potential impact on learning of innovative teaching and learning experiences. Her research has been published in Issues in Accounting Education, Ethics & Behavior, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Journal of Applied Business Research, Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, and Journal of Accountancy.
Dr. Eldridge is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in N.C.) and is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of CPAs, Financial Executives International, and the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance. She is the Director of the UNO School of Accounting and serves on multiple college and university committees. Before entering academe, she was in public accounting and was a controller in the construction industry.
Awards and Honors
UNO CBA Dean's Citation for Extraordinary Performance, Service, University - 2017
UNO Graduate Accounting Professor of the Year - 2017, Teaching - 2017
2018 Woman Leader in Nebraska Education, Service, University - 2018
2017 Lady Vestey Award, Service, Community - 2017
Ph D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Business/Accounting, 1997
Associate Dean, 07/01/2021