Best Profs: Leslie Robinson

Leslie Robinson, with her daughters Rebecca and Charlotte, is among the 40 best B-school profs under 40.

Leslie Robinson, with her daughters Rebecca and Charlotte, is among the 40 best B-school profs under 40.

Leslie A. Robinson

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Age: 35

Institution: Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two girls; Rebecca 6, Charlotte 3

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD, Accounting

Wake Forrest University, MS, Accounting

Wake Forrest University, MA, Accounting

Courses: Financial Accounting

At Tuck Since: 2006

Before Tuck: Tax Manager, Wachovia Corporation

Tax Senior, Ernst & Young LLP

Adjunct Lecturer, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Fun Fact: Given my love for cooking, I worked nights and weekends at Williams-Sonoma for 8 years when I was in my 20s so that, with my employee discount, I could afford to amass every kitchen gadget imaginable. Ironically, at the moment, I have a lifestyle where I don’t have time to boil water in my hammered copper pot.

If you’re looking for a Who’s Who in accounting, you’re sure to come across Professor Leslie Robinson’s name. This Tuck professor is synonymous with all things accounting. She’s been a Certified Public Accountant since 2000. In 1999 The American Institute of CPAs named her to the Candidate High Distinction Report for being among the 100 highest scoring candidates nationally who took and passed all four sections of the CPA exam. For 10 years, she ran live CPA reviews and recorded CPA review videos to help candidates pass the tax portion of the CPA exam. Today, Professor Robinson spends her days getting MBAs pumped about accounting; no easy feat. Students say what sets her apart is the passion she exudes for her field and watching it manifest itself throughout the classroom.

Students Say:

“Professor Robinson is really passionate about accounting, and that comes over in the way in which she teaches her classes.  What sets her apart, though, is that she really wants her students to feel the same passion for accounting that she does. Just recently, as I was getting a little frustrated with the subject, I emailed her and received an immediate response asking if I’d like to go to her office. She found 25 minutes of her day to go over the subject that I was struggling with in more detail – this for me personifies the Tuck experience”

Leslie Robinson is among “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40

Questions about this article? Email us or leave a comment below.