ACADEMIC AREA Accounting AREAS OF EXPERTISE Tax and Financial Reporting, Tax Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Innovation, Public-Private Partnerships BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: B.S., MAcc, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAssociate Professor of Business Administration Mary Margaret Frank teaches in the Accounting area at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Frank is 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, investors and entrepreneurs. Her interest in regulated disclosure focuses on financial accounting, tax and patent reporting. Additional academic interests include the integration of business principles and public policy objectives and public-private partnerships.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 is currently on the board of directors and chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Female Health Company (FHC).Selected PublicationsFrank, Mary Margaret, Brian Adams, and Tod Perry. "The Potential for Inflating Earnings Through the Expected Rate of Return on Defined Benefit Pension Plan Assets." Accounting Horizons 25, No. 3 (September 2011): p. 443-464.Mary Margaret Frank. Discussion of "Inferring U.S. Tax Liability from Financial Statement Information," Journal of American Taxation Association, Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2009, 65-74.Mary Margaret Frank, Luann J. Lynch, and Sonja Olhoft Rego. "Tax Reporting Aggressiveness and Its Relation to Aggressive Financial Reporting, The Accounting Review, Vol. 84, No. 2, March 2009, 467-496.MBA CoursesFirst Year Accounting Taxation and Management Decisions Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions Patents and Corporate Value: An Exploration of Public Policy, Business Strategy, and Financial Reporting Public-Private Partnerships: Fighting HIV/AIDS in the United StatesExecutive Education CoursesManagement Essentials for Developing Leaders Financial Management for Non-Financial ManagersAdvancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.Mary Margaret Frank's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.