Dr. Frank Messina has served as UAB's faculty athletics representative (FAR) since 2008. In addition to his duties as faculty athletics representative, Dr. Messina is professor of Accounting & Finance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he has been on the faculty since 1993.
Dr. Messina received his doctorate in business administration (D.B.A.) from Mississippi State University in 1993, a master's in professional accountancy at MSU in 1990, and a bachelor's degree in business administration at the University of West Alabama in 1986.
He has four times been awarded for UAB Excellence in Classroom Teaching; has received the UAB President's Excellence in Teaching Award; twice received the Loudell Robinson Excellence in Accounting Teaching Award, the NSAC Silver Pen Research Award and the El Paso Energy Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, along with several other teaching and research honors.
Dr. Messina has published extensively in tax, accounting, and cooperative journals and has presented a variety of seminars around the country over the past several years.