About Me

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.

Career Highlights

  • 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.

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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

Professional Certification

I love to travel ~ Seeing the world and experiencing differences always amazes me. 

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