Robert Larson joined the Lindner College of Business in July 2013 as chair of the Department of Accounting and brings more than 25 years of academia and professional experience to the position.
Larson came to Lindner from the University of Dayton, where he was a Professor of Accounting and had taught accounting since 2001. Earlier, Larson taught accounting for nine years at the Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, where he had been the MBA program director and the accounting program coordinator.
He worked professionally in accounting for almost eight years at Northwest Natural Gas Company in Portland, Oregon. Larson rose to Accounting Supervisor, External Reporting and Technical Research, where he was actively involved with SEC filings and annual reports. He is a licensed CPA and a Certified Management Accountant.
Larson is an active member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and has served in a variety of leadership capacities. He is a Past-President of its International Accounting Section, a Past-President of its Ohio region, and a past member of the AAA Council. He won the 2010 International Accounting Section’s Outstanding Service Award.
An accomplished researcher, Larson has published seven book chapters and over thirty journal articles, and has made over sixty conference presentations. His most recent article, “A Multi-Issue/Multi-Period Analysis of the Geographic Diversity of IASB Comment Letter Participation,” was published summer 2013 in Accounting in Europe.
Larson earned a Bachelor of Science in business and economics in 1980 from George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, and an MBA in 1987 from Portland State University. In 1993, he earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration, with a major in accounting, from the University of Utah.