- Professor Nasser Spear is the Deputy Dean of the Melbourne Business School in the Faculty of Business and Economics. His previous positions in the faculty include Associate Dean (Global Engagement) and the Head of the Department of Accounting. He holds the GL Wood Chair of Accounting and his research cover capital markets, security valuation, oil and gas accounting, and international financial reporting. Professor Spear received his PhD from the University of North Texas and has published in leading international accounting journals such as the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Literature, International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Management and Information Technology. Professor Spear consults in his academic research areas and in the area of higher education quality assurance and international developments.