Debra Salbador joined the faculty in 2023 as a professor of practice after serving as a visiting lecturer the previous year. Prior to coming to the Freeman School, Salbador served on the faculty of Virginia Tech for 25 years, retiring as an Associate Professor Emerita. Upon returning to her hometown of New Orleans in 2019, she served as a visiting assistant professor of accounting at the University of New Orleans for three years. She has published in journals including The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Accounting Literature and Tax Notes. Prior to beginning her academic career, Salbador practiced as a CPA in public accounting and industry, primarily in the area of taxation. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of New Orleans and a PhD from the University of South Carolina.