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 Patterns of Administration (linked below) for information on how the Department is governed.
Professor Roulstone has been chair of the Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems since the fall of 2019. He conducts research on the role of information intermediaries in capital markets and serves as an Associate Editor at Management Science and on the editorial boards of the Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Review of Accounting Studies. During 2013-2016 he served, he served as President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past-President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. From 2008 to 2019, he served as director of the AMIS PhD program.
Professor Roulstone teaches the core financial reporting class in the MAcc program and a doctoral seminar on capital markets research. He previously taught intermediate accounting in the undergraduate program and the core financial accounting course and a financial statement analysis elective in the MBA program. Prior to joining Fisher, he spent eight years as an assistant and associate professor of accounting at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business where he taught financial accounting and financial statement analysis in the MBA program. Professor Roulstone grew up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. He received undergraduate and master's degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management before receiving a PhD from the University of Michigan.
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 2021, the Advisory Board met virtually in August. Some key topics during the meeting included:
Recruiting needs in the accounting industry
Curriculum changes in accounting programs; a strong focus on data-analytics
Marketing and recruitment of students into accounting programs
Updates on AMIS department and program statistics (enrolment numbers, program growth, donor updates, student placement rates, special projects, etc.)