Debra A. Salbador, associate professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named a Martin Junior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Darrell D. and Betty R. Martin Junior Faculty Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems was established in 2008 with a gift from alumnus Darrell Martin and his wife, Betty Martin, to support faculty excellence. The Martin Junior Fellowship appointment is for three years.

Salbador has been a member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1994. Her research interests are tax policy and how this policy affects taxpayer decisions. She has published in such journals as The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Advances in Taxation, Journal of Accounting Literature, Tax Notes, The Tax Adviser, and Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly.

She has presented her research at conferences sponsored by the American Taxation Association, the American Accounting Association and the National Tax Association. She has given seminars on tax planning at the accounting and auditing conference organized by Virginia Tech and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has also taught continuing tax education programs for public accounting firms and the American Institute of CPAs.

Salbador, who teaches a variety of accounting and tax courses, is widely considered one of the best teachers in her department and has received numerous college and departmental teaching awards. She has chaired several dissertation committees.

She has served as KPMG Faculty in Residence and contributes significantly to practice as well as research.

Salbador received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.