Simmons University recently announced that it has appointed Ray Pfeiffer, of West Roxbury, as the new director of the School of Business within the institution’s College of Organizational, Computational and Information Sciences.

“Ray’s accounting and business experience, outstanding commitment to teaching and undergraduate education and strong administrative skills will be a major asset in this new role as director of the School of Business,” said Marie desJardins, dean of the College of Organizational, Computational and Information Sciences. “Ray has been a tremendous addition to the School of Business and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team in this new leadership role.”

Pfeiffer has spent the past quarter-century working in higher education, joining the Simmons University faculty in August of 2019. He conducts research dealing with issues of financial communication between organizations and their stakeholders. His scholarship has appeared in numerous outlets.

Prior to joining Simmons, he served as professor, associate dean for undergraduate programs and chair of accounting at the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He began his academic career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1994 and served one year as research fellow at the financial accounting standards board in Norwalk, Connecticut. Prior to his academic career, he was a CPA, working as an auditor for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells for three years.

Pfeiffer earned his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Bachelor of Arts from Moravian College. He currently resides in West Roxbury with his spouse and two daughters.