Allison P. Koester


Assistant Professor


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+1 202-687-6461

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573 Hariri Building

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Dr. Koester is an expert on corporate taxation and financial reporting. She has published scholarly articles in Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, and Tax Notes. She has been invited to present her research at more than 50 academic institutions and conferences. Koester received a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Washington. Koester teaches financial reporting to all full-time MBA students at Georgetown University.

In 2016, Koester was selected as one of the 40-under-40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors by Poets & Quants. She was also featured in the Financial Times’ ‘Women in Business’ series and is the 2014 recipient of the McDonough School of Business Ronald L. Smith Distinguished Service Award.

Prior to entering academia Dr. Koester was a senior tax associate at KPMG’s Washington National Tax office. She is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia (inactive).


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  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (2011) University of Washington, Accounting
  • Master of Science in Business Administration (2009) University of Washington, Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy (2004) George Washington University, Accounting
  • BSBA (2003) University of Arizona, Accounting