Allison Kays is an Assistant Professor in the Practice of Accounting. Professor Kays’ focuses her time and effort on being an excellent teacher. She loves to spend her time thinking about financial reporting disclosures and if they accurately represent corporate transactions. Recently, she developed a new course titled, Data Analytics for Financial Business Decisions. This innovative course exposes finance and accounting students to the critical thinking and coding skills they need to better understand the world and to make well informed data based decisions. She holds a BS and a MS in Accounting from the University of Florida, as well as a PhD in Accounting from the University of Southern California. Prior to earning her PhD, Professor Kays worked as a tax accountant for Ernst & Young in Atlanta. She remains an active CPA in Georgia.


  • PhD in Business Administration (Accounting)
    University of Southern California
  • Master of Accounting in Accounting
    University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science (Accounting) in Accounting
    University of Florida