LeAnn Luna holds a dual appointment as an Associate Professor with the Department of Accounting and Information Management where she teaches federal income tax and as a researcher with the Center for Economic and Business Research. Dr. Luna is the first accounting professor to hold an appointment with the Center.
Her primary research interest is state and local tax policy, with a particular focus on sales and use taxes and the state corporate income tax. Her research includes issues such as tax competition and tax avoidance schemes. She has published articles in Journal of the American Taxation Association, National Tax Journal, Tax Advisor,Journal of MultiState Taxation and Incentives, andState Tax Notes. She was also a regular contributor to the AICPA’s Tax Insider. LeAnn’s research on the §529 college savings plans and e-commerce has received national attention, including citations by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Miami Herald, and the Boston Globe. She is a frequent speaker to various national and professional organizations, including the American Taxation Association, the National Tax Association, and the Southern Legislative Council.
Dr. Luna is a CPA and received a B.B.A. in accounting from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Taxation from the University of Denver College of Law, and her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. Earlier in her career, Dr. Luna amassed nearly a decade of corporate experience that included senior positions with an international accounting firm and private industry.
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