ATLANTA – Danny Lanier, Jr. has been appointed associate director of the School of Accountancy (SOA) at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He will serve under SOA director Peter Demerjian.
Lanier is an experienced higher education leader and award-winning instructor. He joins Robinson from the Department of Accounting at Elon University, where he was chair. While at Elon, Lanier provided strategic and collaborative leadership in the successful launch of an accelerated dual-degree “3+1” program that allows students from any major to complete a bachelor’s degree and M.S. in Accounting in four years. His previous academic appointments include Wake Forest University, Syracuse University, and Texas Christian University.
“This is an exciting time to join Robinson as part of the new School of Accountancy leadership team,” Lanier said. “I am looking forward to working with Peter to prepare our students for success in an evolving profession, support our faculty and staff, and engage and collaborate with our stakeholders.”
According to Brigham Young University Research Accounting Rankings for Universities, Robinson's School of Accountancy is No. 12 worldwide in managerial accounting, No. 14 in experimental methods, and No. 3 worldwide for research at the intersection of managerial accounting using experimental methods. This fall, Robinson launched a fully online Master of Taxation.
Lanier’s research interests include the financial performance effects of significant seller-buyer (supply-chain) relationships, earnings management, determinants of whistleblowing intentions and accounting pedagogy. His work has appeared in leading journals including the “Journal of Supply Chain Management,” “Journal of Operations Management,” “Behavioral Research in Accounting,” “Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting,” and “Strategic Finance.”
Lanier is known for his innovative teaching style which has earned him multiple awards including Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year. He earned his doctorate from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and his B.S. in Accounting from Tuskegee University.