Vernon Richardson, distinguished professor and G. William Glezen Endowed Chair in Accounting in the accounting department at the Walton College, will deliver an Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Lecture in Accounting at Baruch College on Oct. 22.
The Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Lectures in Accounting are given several times a year as a public service by Baruch College of the City University of New York under the auspices of the Baruch College Fund and the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy.
“It is an honor to be asked to deliver one of the Emanuel Saxe lectures,” Richardson said. “It is both an honor for me and for the Walton College. It recognizes the quality and distinguished reputation of the accounting research and the changes in accounting curriculum being innovated here at the U of A and the Walton College.”
Previous Emanuel Saxe lectures have been delivered by accounting experts from Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Yale School of Management, the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and the Harvard Business School, among many others.
Richardson will speak about the impact of data analytics on the accounting profession and accounting curriculum in his lecture entitled “Act or Be Acted Upon: Revolutionizing Accounting with Data Analytics.” He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Accounting from Brigham Young University. He has published widely in journals in his field such as Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, MIS Quarterly, Contemporary Accounting Research, the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and the Journal of Information Systems.
The lectures, which began in 1973, were established to honor Emanuel Saxe, dean and professor emeritus at Baruch College, formerly Morton Wollman distinguished professor of accountancy and university distinguished professor.