At the 2007 American Accounting Association’s Annual Meeting, a renowned archeologist, Denise Schmandt-Besserat, said that global business would have never flourished but for double-entry accounting and the needed credible recordkeeping that goes with it. Her research is argued to show that civilization began with double-entry accounting, and writing began with the needed recordkeeping to capture debts and promises. The idea is that without an ability to keep track of promises of future performance, inter-temporal exchanges could never happen, without which commerce would have been stifled. 

While I am paraphrasing, accounting scholarship has played a key role in understanding the way the business world operates. My colleagues at the Jones School have played and continue to play an important role in developing our common understanding of capital markets, business contracting and agency relationships and how accounting helps shape them. 

One of the initiatives we are particularly excited about is the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program, which features world-class accounting faculty and a curriculum designed for students with non-business undergraduate academic background. You can learn more about the MAcc program online. 

I am very proud to say that I am part of a group of trailblazing senior scholars who have made major contributions to accounting research and pedagogy, balanced by vibrant, next-generation-scholars who will reach even greater heights. My colleagues include:

  • A member of The Accounting Hall of Fame;
  • A current editor of two of the top-3 accounting research journals; and
  • Recipient of academe’s research impact award for management accounting practice.

My colleagues’ teaching accomplishments are extraordinary. Their passion for educating the future leaders of a premier business school and a world-class research university is frequently recognized by teaching awards at the Jones School’s annual investiture. Who would have guessed that debits and credits can be that inspiring! As you become part of the Jones School and Rice University, I urge you to visit with my colleagues and learn more about their research agenda and teaching interests. It would be worth your time. 

Sincerely,

K. Ramesh
Head of Accounting Programs
Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting

Full-Time Faculty

Brian Akins

William S. Mackey, Jr. & Verne F. Simons Distinguished Assistant Professor of Accounting
713-348-4253
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Thomas Hemmer

Houston Endowment Professor of Accounting
713-348-2044
Rick Johnston

Rick Johnston

Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting
713-348-5389
Ben Lansford

Ben Lansford

Professor in the Practice of Accounting
713-348-2347
Patricia Naranjo

Patricia Naranjo

Assistant Professor of Accounting
713-348-5386
Leila Peyravan

Leila Peyravan

Assistant Professor of Accounting
713-348-6140
K. Ramesh

K. Ramesh

Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting and Head of Accounting Programs
713-348-5380
Brian Rountree

Brian Rountree

Associate Professor of Accounting
713-348-5328
Shiva Sivaramakrishnan

Shiva Sivaramakrishnan

Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Accounting
713-348-4653
Stephen A. Zeff

Stephen A. Zeff

Keith Anderson Professor of Accounting
713-348-6066

Part-Time Faculty

Lee Ann E. Butler

Lee Ann E. Butler

Lecturer in Management - Strategic Management
713-348-3953
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Geraldine Castor-Brooks

Lecturer in Management – Accounting
 
Danielle Supkis Cheek

Danielle Supkis Cheek

Lecturer in Management – Accounting
 
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Kelly Drakey

Lecturer in Management - Accounting
713-348-2038
Bradley W. Fralic

Bradley W. Fralic

Lecturer in Management – Accounting
713-348-4927
Jeff Laschober

Jeff Laschober

Lecturer in Management – Accounting
 
Hannah Liang, Lecturer in Management

Hannah Liang

Lecturer in Management
 
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Mark E. Vargus

Lecturer in Management - Accounting
 
V. Richard Viebig

V. Richard Viebig

Professor in the Practice of Accounting
 
Michael Yampuler

Michael E. Yampuler

Lecturer in Management – Accounting
 

Emeriti Faculty

Bala G. Dharan Ph.D.

Bala G. Dharan

J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Accounting (Emeritus)
617-416-3447
Wilfred Uecker Ph.D.

Wilfred Uecker

Professor of Management (Emeritus)
713-504-0167