Faculty Profile

Duke Ferguson PhD, CPA

Assistant Professor

Victor ‘Duke’ Ferguson obtained a PhD in management with a concentration in accounting from Purdue in 2020 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. His primary research interest is taxation, specifically the communication between taxpayers, tax authority and third parties. Some of his research uses the unique setting of the thoroughbred racing industry to examine income underreporting and the relationship between tax rates and risk-taking.

Before pursuing a PhD, Duke spent two years working in the Lexington office of Blue & Company, a regional public accounting firm. He worked primarily in tax and gained experience working with individuals, nonprofits, and business entities. Duke has an undergraduate accounting degree from Transylvania University and is a licensed CPA in Kentucky.

Contact Information

Department: Accountancy
Email: vcferguson@uky.edu
Office: Gatton College of Business


Ph.D., Purdue University, 2020
B.A., Transylvania University, 2014

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