Professor | Accounting & Finance | Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business
Dr. Ramesh Narasimhan joined Montclair State University at the School of Business in 1998. At the undergraduate and graduate levels, he teaches courses in Financial Accounting, Auditing and Accounting Information Systems, including the Senior Seminar in Accounting and Contemporary Issues in Public Accountancy.
Prior to his arrival at Montclair, Dr. Narasimhan taught at Drexel University first as an instructor (1986-1988) then as an assistant professor (1988-1994). He was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Baltimore (1994-1995) and served as an assistant professor at the City University of Hong Kong (1995-1997) and Lingnan University of Hong Kong (1997-1998).
His principal areas of research involve auditing, financial accounting, international accounting, accounting information systems, and teaching and curricula issues. His work experience includes former positions in various companies as Loan Officer, Management Trainee, and Audit Assistant. Additionally, he has volunteered as a judge for DECA regional and state-level competitions for high school students the last few years and has reviewed submissions to the annual conferences of the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) meetings for the last fifteen years.
Dr. Narasimhan received his B.S. in Chemistry with Honors as well as a Diploma in Financial Management from the University of Bombay, India. He completed his M.B.A. at the University of West Georgia in 1983 and went on for his Ph.D. in Accounting and minored in Information Systems and Statistics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, graduating in 1988. He holds certifications as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Dr. Narasimhan served on the Board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants from 1988 to 1994 eventually becoming the President of the Chapter in 1993. He has chaired the annual conferences of the AAA’s Mid-Atlantic Region in 2007 and 2013 and has served on the Steering Committee of the Region since 2007. He served as the President of the Region in 2013 – 2014 and is the Region’s elected representative on the AAA Council, a governing body of the association, for 2015 – 2017. Dr. Narasimhan was also the President of the MSU’s Asian Pacific Islanders Caucus from 2013 – 2015.
Areas of Expertise:
- Accounting Education & Curriculum Issues
- Accounting Information Systems
- Financial Accounting