Laureen A. Maines earned her B.S. in accounting and M.B.A. in finance from Indiana University (IU) in 1978 and 1979, respectively. Upon graduation, she continued her education at the University of Chicago where she earned an additional M.B.A. in accounting and economics and a Ph.D. in business administration in 1990.
She joined the IU Kelley School of Business faculty in 1978, and she has since held numerous appointments and titles at the university. From 2010 to 2013, she served as the chair of the Department of Accounting, and she began serving as Executive Associate Dean of Faculty and Research in 2013. In 2008, she was awarded the additional, honorary title of KPMG Professor, and, in 2020, she was awarded the additional, honorary title of Conrad Prebys Chair.
Prior to joining the Kelley School of Business faculty, she worked with Ashland Inc., Executive Education, and Deloitte & Touche, and held faculty positions at Duke University and the University of Chicago. Her research interests include financial accounting, managerial accounting, and behavioral decision theory.
She received the 1998 Beta Alpha Psi Most Outstanding Faculty Award, the Kelley School of Business Faculty Research Award in 2001 and 2003, and the Kelley School of Business Trustees Teaching Award in 2006.