Dr. Ronald J. Strauss is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting at Montclair State University, where he teaches Financial and Management Accounting. He brings to the class room over 25 years of global accounting and business experience primarily in the financial services industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State and began his career as an auditor withPeat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.,where he worked in the financial institutions practice and as a computer audit specialist for over 6 years. Ron joined Merrill Lynch in 1983, as head of SEC and corporate reporting, and during his 20 year career at ML he held a number of financial and operating management positions. Ron spent approximately half of his ML career working and living overseas in Japan and Hong Kong and he has worked extensively throughout Asia.
Dr. Strauss earned his Ph.D. in Management from Rutgers University in 2011. His current academic research, which is an extension of his dissertation, is focused on questions related to accounting ethics, as well as probing the ethical aspects of the global financial crisis including the role of executive incentive compensationand the governance of the financial system. His paper titled “The Ethical Content of Accounting Information” was awarded the Best Doctoral Paper Award at the American Accounting Association’s 2011 Annual Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting. His co-authored paper titled - “Cash-Based Executive Compensation and Net Earnings in Light of the Financial Crisis of 2008"; was awarded Best Paper at the 15th Annual Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting in 2010.
Dr. Strauss received his B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from S.U.N.Y. Binghamton.