Jones School announces new senior associate dean

 K. Ramesh

K. Ramesh, professor of accounting at the Jones Graduate School of Business, has been named senior associate dean of academic affairs and will assume official responsibilities as of July 1.

“After careful consideration of the needs of the school as we face a new competitive landscape and following numerous conversations with senior faculty and many others throughout the school, I am pleased to announce that K. Ramesh has agreed to serve as the incoming senior associate dean,” said Bill Glick, dean of the Jones School. “He has strong support throughout the school and a very good understanding of the challenges ahead. He brings the skills and experiences to build on the successes achieved by Jeff Fleming.”

Ramesh will overlap with current senior associate dean Jeff Fleming for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

“I am very pleased that Bill and my JGSB colleagues have given me this opportunity to serve the Jones Graduate School of Business. It would be a challenge for me to fill the shoes of Jeff Fleming, but I look forward to working with Bill and my colleagues on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”

Ramesh obtained his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has previously served on the faculties of the business schools at Northwestern University, the University of Rochester, The Pennsylvania State University, and Michigan State University where he was Director of Accounting Doctoral Program. He was an academic fellow at the Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission during 2007-8. During his tenure as vice president at two leading economic consulting firms, Ramesh worked with leading law firms, Big-4 audit firms, major corporations and governmental agencies.

His academic research has focused on: (1) capital market information environment; (2) role of accounting information in contracting and regulation; and (3) financial information/disclosures and valuation. His recent research examines the extent of voluntary disclosure of corporate accounting information, the information content of financial reports mandated by securities regulators, the role of newswires and data aggregators in disseminating corporate accounting information to different investors, and the interplay between mandatory regulation and voluntary disclosures. Ramesh has published in leading academic journals such as The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Finance. He was a member of the Editorial Advisory and Review Board of the Accounting Review.

Ramesh is the immediate past president of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of the American Accounting Association and a member of the FARS Steering Board. He has won many accolades for his teaching excellence including the Michigan State University Excellence-In-Teaching Citation Award, Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award by the Department of Accounting & Information Systems at MSU, MBA Association Core Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at Pennsylvania State University, and mentioned in the Business Week Guide to Best Business Schools as an outstanding faculty member at the University of Rochester.