AMIS Leadership


The Success of the Accounting & MIS Department's programs depends on their leadership. Faculty and industry professionals alike come together to support our academic and research efforts. Under their guidance, our Department focuses on outstanding teaching, innovative research, and outreach to businesses and communities in the State of Ohio and beyond. See the Department's Pattern of Administration (linked below) for information on how the Department is governed.

Pattern of Administration

AMIS Department Chair

Professor Anil Arya








Anil Arya, Department Chair, AMIS
John J. Gerlach Chair in Accounting
Professor of Accounting & MIS, and (by courtesy) Economics

Professor Arya became the Chair of the Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems in the fall of 2022. His research has developed insights about accounting practices and highlighted the unique role played by accounting numbers in decentralized organizations where information is critical. His articles have studied issues such as earnings management, real options and control problems, information system design, team effectiveness, and historical cost reporting. His work has appeared in many academic journals, including Journal of Accounting and Economics,Journal of Accounting ResearchThe Accounting ReviewReview of Accounting Studies, Journal of Economic TheoryThe Rand Journal of Economics,Management Science, and Issues in Accounting Education.

Professor Arya teaches in the MBA, MAcc, undergraduate Honors, and the Ph.D. Accounting programs. In the classroom, he attempts to develop an understanding of accounting as more than a collection of rules by highlighting economic forces that might give rise to accounting as we know it. This leads to an interdisciplinary approach, and one that capitalizes on synergies between research and teaching activities.

Leadership in AMIS Programs

Accounting Advisory Board

The AMIS Advisory Board is comprised of business leaders from public accounting firms, corporations, non-profits, and other industry partners. Members meet with AMIS Faculty annually to discuss current trends in the field of accounting. They advise the department on many items including curriculum content, program structure, recruiting students to AMIS, and recruiting AMIS students to firms after graduation.

In 2022, the Advisory Board met in August. Some key topics during the meeting included:

  • Updates on AMIS department and program statistics (enrolment numbers, program growth, donor updates, student placement rates, special projects, etc.)
  • Marketing and recruitment of students into accounting programs
  • Departmental strategic planning
  • Recruiting needs in the accounting industry
  • And more!
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    Current Members:

    • Arthur Scherbel, PricewaterhouseCooper
    • Corrine Burger, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • Courtney Clark, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
    • Craig Keller, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Craig Marshall (chair), EY
    • Jeff Smith, EY
    • Don Kimble, KeyCorp
    • Ibi Krukrubo, EY
    • Jodi Abbate, Westfield
    • John McEwan, Deloitte & Touche, LLP (retired)
    • Julie Ward, Crowe
    • Kim Zavislak, KPMG
    • Lori Kaiser, Kaiser Consulting
    • Melinda Whittington, La-Z-Boy Incorporated
    • Mike Thompson, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
    • Mike Voinovich, Petland
    • Patricia English, Cardinal Health
    • Peter Richards, NetJets, Inc.
    • Raúl Piña, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Reginald Momah, The Hanover Insurance Group
    • Ryan Hecht, BDO
    • Scott Wiley, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Stu Laws, Cardinal Health (retired)
    • Todd Layfer, L.A. Firemen's Relief Association
    • William Miller, KPMG