Shannon Deer

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor


Dr. Deer is the assistant dean of graduate programs.  Before assuming the assistant dean position, Dr. Deer was the director of the full-time MBA program.  She has served many roles at Mays, including as the assistant department head and instructor in the Department of Accounting at Mays for almost 10 years.  Dr. Deer returned to Texas A&M to teach after working in public accounting. During her time in public accounting, Dr. Deer served large SEC filers as well as large private exploration and production companies. Dr. Deer has maintained a connection with practice through outside consulting and teaching executive development.

Dr. Deer teaches energy finance and modeling in all all three MBA programs.  She also teaches financial modeling and prepares students for the MBA programs through boot camps and online materials.  Dr. Deer developed the energy accounting course offered to undergrad and masters students and founded the Certificate in Energy Accounting (CEA) in Mays. For 10 years, Dr. Deer annually coordinated the Halliburton Energy Case Competition giving student exposure to a high impact learning experience and high level employees in the company.

Dr. Deer is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award, the Ernst & Young Teaching Excellence Award, and the Baggett Teaching Award. Dr. Deer was honored to serve as a Fish Camp namesake in the summer of 2013 (a freshman orientation camp).

Dr. Deer’s published work includes the textbook, Financial Accounting and Reporting, published in 2012 and 2016 by CCH.

Research Interests

Nonprofit organizations funding, anti-trafficking, business solutions to social problems


Title Year Type

“Learn how to hustle for good”: Women's work transitions out of the sex trade

Human Resource Development Quarterly

2019 Article

“I Can Relate”: Survivor Leadership Supporting Women Transitioning Out of the Sex Trade

Adult Learning

2019 Article

Balancing Profit and People: Corporate Social Responsibility in Business Education

Journal of Management Education

2017 Article