Debra A. Salbador

Associate Professor & Darrell D. and Betty R. Martin Junior Faculty Fellow
Debra A. Salbador
3078 Pamplin
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Ph.D.  University of South Carolina


Tax Policy and its Effects on Decision Making; Tax Compliance Judgment and Decision Making


Debra Salbador is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  She has international and large regional CPA firm experience in taxation, audit, management systems.  She also worked for several years in the tax department of a multinational company with operations in all fifty states and several foreign countries.  Most of her work experience is in the area of taxation.

Dr. Salbador’s research interests are tax policy and how this policy affects taxpayer decisions.  Dr. Salbador has published in such journals as The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Advances in Taxation, Journal of Accounting Literature, Tax Notes, The Tax Adviser and Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly.  She has presented her research at conferences sponsored by the American Taxation Association and the American Accounting Association.  She has also presented seminars on tax planning at the Virginia Tech/ Virginia Society of CPAs Accounting and Auditing Conference.

Dr. Salbador teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in taxation.  She has also taught and advises in the  PhD program.

Dr. Salbador completed her Ph.D. studies in Accounting at the University of South Carolina in 1993.  She served on the faculty of the University of Richmond for one year prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech in 1994.  She has a Masters in Accounting (Taxation Option) and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, both from the University of New Orleans.

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