Dr. Tracy Manly
Associate Professor of Accounting and ONEOK Endowed Professor in Business
Dr. Tracy Manly joined the Collins College of Business in 2001. She holds a Ph.D and Master of Accountancy from the University of Arkansas and a BBA from Hardin-Simmons University. She brought with her a passion for learning and helping students learn.
In her time at TU, she has been recognized for teaching excellence. She was named the Outstanding Educator of the year by the Oklahoma Society of CPAs in 2008. She has also received the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award from the Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference as well as the Collins College of Business Mayo Teaching Excellence Award. Twice she was recognized as the outstanding business professor by the TU Mortar Board students.
Outside the classroom, Dr. Manly also gives students the opportunity to learn by participating in research projects. Under her guidance, students have completed projects related to accounting education, ethics, and electronic filing of tax returns. A recent project included two students who worked with Dr. Manly regarding citizen's attitudes about state-run lotteries. The students working on these research projects also compete in The University of Tulsa Research Colloquium held each spring. Every student working on one of these projects with Dr. Manly has won an award in this campus-wide competition.
"Watching these students succeed gives me a tremendous amount of professional satisfaction," Manly said. "I believe they have done so well because they are involved in the project from the start to the finish. They understand the issues, develop the project, and analyze the results. I know they are learning a great deal about the topic and the research process."
Dr. Manly is continuing research on the area of state-run lotteries. Dr. Karen Cravens, director of the School of Accounting & MIS, comments, "Our faculty are continually creating and disseminating new knowledge through the research process. I am so pleased that we are able to share this process with our students, especially undergraduates. Collins College of Business students are fortunate to get to work with faculty members like Tracy Manly. It's an exceptional opportunity for them."