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Timothy L. Shaftel

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall, 4104
University of Kansas


Academic Areas



  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Impact of International Experience on Students and Faculty

Selected Recent Publications

“Measuring Intercultural Attitudes of Undergraduates Who Study Abroad: Scale Development and Validity” with Julia Shaftel, International Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 14, No. 1, Winter 2010, pp. 12-15.

“International Educational Experience and Intercultural Competence” with Rohini Ahluwalia and Julia Shaftel, International Journal of Business & Economics, Vol. 6, No. 1, Fall 2007, pp. 25-34.

“Educational Assessment and the AACSB” with Julia Shaftel, Issues in Accounting Education, Vol. 22, No. 2, May 2007, pp. 215-232.

“The Influence of Effective Teaching in Accounting on Student Attitudes and Behaviors” with Julia Shaftel, Issues in Accounting Education, Vol. 20, No. 3, August 2005, pp. 231-246.


  • Ph.D. in Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University (1972)
  • M.S. in Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University (1971)
  • B.S. in Information Systems Engineering, UCLA (1968)

The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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