Scott D. Vandervelde, Ph.D., has joined UNC Charlotte as director of the Turner School of Accountancy in the Belk College of Business.
Vandervelde, who was an academic coordinator and professor in the University of South Carolina’s Master of Accountancy Program for 20 years, began his duties July 1.
A notable expert in the accounting field, Vandervelde brings a wealth of teaching, research and leadership experience from 20 years in academia. An accomplished researcher in auditing judgment and decision-making processes, Vandervelde has published papers in several of the top academic journals, most notably The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. Professionally, Vandervelde worked for the accounting firm Arthur Andersen for three years before entering higher education.
"Scott is eager to connect with students, faculty and alumni and leverage the expertise of our Accounting Advisory Board members," Belk College Dean Jennifer Troyer said. "He is well positioned to develop and advance our accounting programs and partnerships and maintain AACSB accreditation for the school, consistent with our commitment to being a leader in higher education in the Charlotte region."
"I am excited for the opportunity to continue the upward trajectory of the school's reputation and impact on the region," said Vandervelde. "I am fortunate to lead a program that has a great faculty dedicated to helping our hard-working students prepare for productive careers in the Charlotte area and beyond. With the support of our faculty, students and strong alumni base, the future for the school is very bright."
The Turner School of Accountancy continues to fill the workforce pipeline with nearly 5,800 undergraduate alumni. The Master of Accountancy program, named a top 50 accounting program by the TFE Times and with more than 1,100 alumni, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this academic year.
Vandervelde received a bachelor’s of accounting from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Iowa.
About the Belk College of Business
Established in 1970, UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business is one of the Carolinas’ largest business schools, with more than 5,100 students, more than 100 full-time faculty, and an alumni network of more than 34,000. Accredited by AACSB International, the college is committed to building strong partnerships in the greater Charlotte region and beyond as North Carolina's urban research business school. Learn more about how the Belk College is driving what’s next at belkcollege.charlotte.edu, and on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.