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J. Richard Dietrich

Professor of Accounting & MIS

phone: (614) 247-6299
fax: (614) 292-2118
address: 420 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210


  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MS, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MS, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS, Carnegie Mellon University

Areas of Expertise

  • Relationship Between Accounting Disclosures and Investor Decisions


  • AMIS 2200H - Introduction to Accounting I
    Structure and use of financial reports; role of accounting and auditing in markets and organizations.
  • AMIS 3201 - Financial Accounting II
    Theory and application of accounting techniques to record and report financial information;asset and liability valuation; income measurement; second of two-course sequence.
  • MBA 6211 - Accounting for Decision Making
    Examines the role of accounting and financial reporting by investors and managers for decision-making and performance evaluation.


Professor Dietrich joined Fisher College after serving as Academic Fellow in the Security and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant. Previously, he was the Deloitte & Touche Professor of Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Professor of Accounting and the Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. Centennial Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as visiting professor at both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago. Dr. Dietrich’s research has been published in numerous professional journals, and he is a frequent presenter at professional conferences.