Dr. Friske joined the College of Business in 1996. She received a bachelor's of business administration in accounting from Texas A&M University in 1976 and joined the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Houston. She returned to Texas A&M and received an M.B.A. in accounting in 1979. Dr. Friske worked for another accounting firm, Main Hurdman (now KPMG), and in the financial services industry in Houston. She received her Ph.D. in accounting from Texas A&M in 1994 and was an assistant professor of accounting at New Mexico State University for two years. Dr. Friske is a Texas licensed Certified Public Accountant.