Shannon Deer has accepted the position of Full-Time MBA Program Director at Mays Business School, effective Dec. 15. The director serves as the senior leader and administrator of the Mays Full-Time MBA Program and the MBA Program Office.
Deer has been the assistant department head and a senior lecturer in Mays’ Department of Accounting since 2007. She has been a leader in bringing energy industry related courses to Mays. She founded the Certificate in Energy Accounting and developed related courses for the program. She received the Professional MBA Faculty Teaching Award two years in a row for her work in the energy finance course she developed for our MBA programs. She also teaches Excel and math boot camps for the Executive MBA and Full-Time MBA programs. Deer has spearheaded several innovative teaching methods in Mays, including implementing a flipped course model in her classes. She has coordinated many high-impact experiential learning opportunities for students through case competitions and business simulations, including the Halliburton Energy Case Competition.
Deer graduated from Mays with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in finance. She is a CPA. She is also pursuing a Ph.D. in adult education at Texas A&M University. Before returning to Texas A&M, Deer worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she served large SEC filers as well as large private exploration and production companies. In addition to the Professional MBA Faculty Teaching Award, Deer has received numerous teaching recognitions, including the Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award, the Ernst & Young Teaching Excellence Award, Mays Faculty Teaching Fellow and the Baggett Teaching Award. She was also honored to serve as a Fish Camp (freshman orientation camp) namesake in the summer of 2013.