UM-Dearborn Prof. Nancy Foran died Feb. 25
Foran joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 2000, after serving as a faculty member at Wichita State University for more than 20 years. She wrote numerous articles in professional journals, primarily on tax-related issues in accounting.
"She was an honored and experienced scholar in the area of taxation," according to Gary Waissi, dean of the School of Management. "But she was also a very dedicated classroom teacher, and was very much appreciated by her students and her colleagues on the faculty."
Foran earned her bachelor of science in accounting degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honorary society for students in accounting. She earned a master's degree at Wichita State and a Ph.D. in business administration from Oklahoma State University.
She received several awards for excellence in teaching and served in leadership positions with regional and national professional organizations.
Foran's survivors include her husband, Michael Foran, who is also professor of accounting and finance at UM-Dearborn, and seven children and stepchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Gabriel Richard Campus Ministry at UM-Dearborn at 9 a.m. March 11. Contributions may be made to the Nancy J. Foran Memorial Scholarship in Accounting and Finance at the UM-Dearborn School of Management, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, Mich. 48128.