Professor of Accounting
Chairperson, Accounting Department
Address: Pace University - New York City campus
Room W-448, 1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
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Dr. Rudolph A. Jacob received his professional degrees from New York University, Leonard N. Stern Graduate School of Business Administration. His areas of concentration were accounting, finance, and operations research. His areas of expertise include financial and managerial accounting, international accounting issues, and accounting education. Dr. Jacob has been a professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York City since 1973. He is a tenured full professor and has been the chairman of the Accounting Department since 1989.
Possessing a strong and abiding dedication to excellence in accounting education, his receipt of the "Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award" from Pace University recognizes his dedication to his work. He has taught courses in accounting, finance, and management science at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Jacob has taught in the Executive Education Program at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, and has also lectured at New York University and at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He has also taught executives from such countries as France, Italy, China, Korea, and the Soviet Union.
Dr. Jacob has managed to enhance his classroom effectiveness by drawing heavily from more than 24 years of consulting experience in business. He has served as a consultant to Decision Sciences, Inc., the Small Business Administration and over two hundred small businesses in the areas of accounting and finance. Dr. Jacob also prepares economic loss and adversarial analysis reports as well as business loss analysis for attorneys and insurance companies, and has testified as a forensic economist in numerous accounting and economic litigation matters in federal and state courts.
A former Faculty Fellow at Coopers & Lybrand, Dr. Jacob's research interests include financial, managerial, and international accounting issues. He has published numerous papers in academic and professional journals and also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals.