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Michelle Harding

Assistant Professor
Michelle Harding
3108 Pamplin (0101)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Ph.D., University of Tennessee




Dr. Michelle Harding joined the Pamplin College of Business in the fall of 2017 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee. She also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and is licensed as a CPA in the state of Florida. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a controller for a subsidiary of Sysco, Inc. in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Harding’s research interests include corporate taxation, tax disclosure, and corporate governance. Her dissertation examines the impact of increased private tax disclosure to the IRS on the quality of public tax disclosures. Harding teaches corporate and individual taxation. Her honors and awards include AICPA Doctoral Fellowship, KPMG Doctoral Fellowship, and the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance Doctoral Scholarship. Harding is proud to have been selected by the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School as the student speaker for the University of Tennessee’s 2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony. 

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