Posted by William Nunnelley on 2005-09-05

Samford University accounting Professor James P. Reburn has been named to the newly-created position of associate dean of the Samford School of Business.

Dr. Reburn has served the business school as area coordinator for accounting, finance, information systems and decision sciences for the past four years. He also served previously as acting director of the accounting program.

A Samford faculty member since 1996, he holds the doctor of business administration degree from Louisiana Tech University and the bachelor of science and master of accounting degrees from Southern Illinois University.

"I am extremely pleased that Dr. Reburn has accepted this new responsibility," said Samford business dean Beck Taylor. "Jim will be instrumental as the School of Business moves forward in business and economics education. Jim has proved his capable leadership in various roles within the school, and I am glad to have him as a member of my leadership team."


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.