Dr. Victoria Hansen


Associate Professor of Accounting
Accountancy / Business Law

Cameron Hall 230B
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC   28403 - 5901
Phone: 910-962-3776
Fax: 910.962.3663
Email: hansenv [ hansenv AT uncw DOT edu ]
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I received my B.S. from Marist College, my M.S.T. from the State University of New York at Albany and my Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. Prior to pursuing my Ph.D., I worked in public accounting for 14 years; as a tax associate, senior associate and manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, as a tax manager with D’Arcangelo & Co. LLP, and lastly as a self-employed CPA. I am a licensed CPA in New York and North Carolina, and maintain a small CPA practice. My research focuses on judgment and decision-making as it relates to tax compliance and financial reporting of tax. I teach both undergraduate and graduate tax courses. Fun fact: I love to travel and am a fanatical NY Giants fan!

  • PhD, Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 2012
  • MS, Taxation, State University of New York at Albany, 1994
  • BS, Accounting, Marist College, 1993

Recent Publications
The Psychology of Billing , Contemporary Accounting Research forthcoming , 2016; ; (V. Hansen, Jackson, S., Schaefer, T. and B. Stewart)

The Executive Compensation Implications of the Tax Component of Earnings , Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting , 2016; ; (V. Hansen, Lopez T. and Reitenga, A.)

Areas of Interest
  • Behavioral aspects and implications of the tax preparer/client relationship
  • Taxpayer reporting behavior
  • Impact of income taxes on corporate behavior and policies

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