Published on April 17, 2020 by Morgan Black
After a nationwide search, Brandi Holley will become the newest addition to the Brock School of Business accounting faculty beginning in the fall 2020 academic semester.
Holley is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in her home state of Mississippi. Prior to earning her Ph.D. in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi, Holley worked in public accounting in Oxford, MS and Nashville, TN for a total of seven years and in the non-profit sector for two years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and her Master of Taxation also from the University of Mississippi.
“I view joining the faculty at Samford as becoming a member of the Samford family,” she said. “To work in a Christian environment with great colleagues and students is truly an amazing opportunity.”
Holley will teach Auditing I and II, and Government and Non-profit Accounting.
“Although we had several truly excellent applicants, Brandi stood out to the faculty not only because she was an excellent fit with Samford’s mission, but she demonstrated great ability in both teaching and research,” Alan Blankley, chair of the Brock School of Business accounting department said. “We are all excited to have her join us this fall.”
Interim Dean Chad Carson added, “We are so excited to add Dr. Holley to our accounting department faculty. She comes to us with great industry experience but also as an experienced classroom instructor from her time in graduate school. Our students will benefit greatly from her teaching abilities and industry experiences. Kudos to Dr. Alan Blankley and the entire search committee for an excellent addition to our faculty roster.”
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.