Dr. Tim O'Keefe
- Position: College of Business Dean and Professor
- Department: Accounting and Finance
- Office Location: Bldg 76A Room 338
- Campus: 8504742348
Dr. Tim O'Keefe, Dean of the College of Business, oversees and manages four academic departments and the Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF.
Additionally, he continues to serve as a Professor of Accounting.
His research and writing have been published in a wide variety of professional journals, including IMA Cases from Management Accounting Practice; Business Horizons; Financial Executive; The Tax Executive; Accounting Horizons; Management Accounting; Cost and Management; Government Accountant’s Journal; Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice; CPA Journal; and Journal of Accounting and Finance Research. He has presented numerous papers and case studies at national and international academic and professional meetings.
Before joining UWF’s faculty in 1998, O’Keefe spent five years at Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands, where he was professor of accounting and director of the Rochester-Nyenrode Executive MBA Program.
He also spent nine years on the business faculty at Emory University in Atlanta and served as director of the BBA Program there for three years.
O’Keefe has worked with several international accounting and consulting organizations and spent more than 1,000 hours teaching in management development and executive education programs.
O’Keefe has received teaching awards at all levels of instruction, including undergraduate, graduate, professional and executive education. His international teaching experience includes visiting or guest professor appointments at universities in Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland and Switzerland.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University, and master’s and doctorate degrees in business administration from Florida State University.
O’Keefe, a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, served as interim dean of the College of Business and director of graduate programs before he was appointed dean.