Chapman University is pleased to announce Glenn M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs starting January 4, 2017. Before accepting the Provost position, Dr. Pfeiffer served as interim Provost starting September 1, 2016. Dr. Pfeiffer, is the Warren and Doris Uehlinger Endowed Professor of Business, and was previously Chapman's Vice-Chancellor for Academic Administration.
Dr. Pfeiffer is not only an excellent administrator, but he well represents the best values of Chapman University. After holding faculty appointments at the University of Washington, the University of Chicago, the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, Dr. Pfeiffer joined our community in 1995. A highly respected member of the faculty, Dr. Pfeiffer was elected President of the Faculty Senate for the academic year 2007-08 and as Associate Dean in the Argyros School from 2012 to 2014, before joining the Provost Office in 2014.
Dr. Pfeiffer is an accomplished teacher and scholar, whose research focuses on accounting disclosures and capital markets. He has investigated issues relating to financial reporting of leases, inventories and earnings per share, fair value disclosures, executive compensation, corporate reorganization and technology investments. He has published peer reviewed research articles in several accounting, finance, economics and management academic journals. In addition, he has published three accounting textbooks, an accounting casebook and numerous case studies in financial accounting and reporting. He teaches financial accounting and financial analysis to undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA and Law students. He has won several teaching awards and was the recipient of the 2007 Valerie Scudder Award.