I am the Richard J. Harshman Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting & Taxation, Rockwell School of Business at Robert Morris University. I am also the Department Head that serves 350+ graduate and undergraduate students in accounting and 20+ full-time and part-time faculty members – having the opportunity to work with my outstanding faculty to achieve something great is genuinely fantastic! Before I joined RMU, I was a faculty member at the University of Michigan-Flint for nine years. My teaching and research interests are in accounting information systems and the behavioral implications of new technologies in accounting and education.
- Pennsylvania CPA Foundation Board of Directors, 2023-2025
- President of the American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Region, 2021-2022
- Led the department’s initiative to pursue the AACSB’s Accounting Accreditation in 2021.
- RMU’s Faculty Global Engagement Award recipient.
- RMU School of Business Teaching Innovation Award receipient.
- Ranked #45 researcher worldwide in AIS research utilizing experimental methodology in the BYU Accounting Rankings 2021.
- Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 2018-2020.
News / Media Mentions
- RMU accounting program first in western Pennnsylvania to be accredited by AACSB, (Pittsburgh Business Times, July 2, 2022)
- Robert Morris University: Accounting for Success (RMU News, June 29, 2022)
- Professor Wins Fulbright to Study Cybersecurity in Japan (RMU News, March 28, 2022)
- Meet 20 people to know in accounting (Pittsburgh Business Times, September 1, 2021)
- RMU Names Jacob Peng the First Harshman Professor of Accounting (RMU News, August 27, 2020)
- Ask the Experts” series – Personal Loans – WalletHub
- “Not all Information is Created Equal – RMU Achieve Magazine
- Pacific Times Story
A Bit More About Me
- Ph.D. Business Administration (Accounting) – Texas Tech University, 2005
- MS Accountancy – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1998
- BA Economics – Tunghai University, 1995
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