MTSU professor Jeannie Harrington has been named chair of the Department of Accounting in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, Dean David Urban announced.
A member of the MTSU faculty since 1988, Harrington has taught several different courses during her tenure, currently teaching Cost Accounting at all levels and International Accounting in the Study Abroad program.
"I am extremely pleased that Dr. Harrington is taking on this position of leadership in our Department of Accounting. Our accounting program is one of only 185 programs in the world holding separate accounting accreditation from AACSB International, the world's most prestigious accrediting body for business and accounting programs," Urban said.
"Dr. Harrington's long history of supporting our students, our alumni, and the accounting profession provides her with an excellent foundation from which she can propel our program to an even higher level of recognition."
Harrington received her bachelor's degree from Murray State University, her M.B.A. from MTSU, and her doctorate from the University of Kentucky. Prior to academia, Harrington worked for Puryear, Hamilton, Hausman, and Wood in Nashville, Tennessee.
"It is a great honor to serve as chair. The outstanding quality and dedication of the faculty, students and alumni make my job very rewarding," Harrington said. "I continue to believe accounting is the best business major with unlimited opportunities and career paths."