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Edward Lusk

Professor Emeritus of Accounting

Ed Lusk is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Accounting. He most recently held a chaired professorship in business administration at the Otto-von-Guericke [OVG] University in Magdeburg, Germany. Previously, he was at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where, during his tenure, he was in the Departments of: Accounting, Health Care Systems (joint with the Accounting Department), Social Systems Science, and the Department of Statistics. Currently he is an emeritus member of the Department of Statistics of the Wharton School. He has also taught in China at the Shanxi University, Faculty of Finance and Commerce and the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He was the number one rated teacher in the master’s program in the international management program at the Otto-von-Guericke University [OVG] over the last five years of his tenure. He is a registered CPA with the State of Illinois.

Ed has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to academic textbooks and written a textbook on managerial and financial aspects of hospital management. Some of the journals where his work has appeared are: The Accounting Review, The Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Political Economy, Gender, Work and Organizations, The Financial Executive, The Journal of Applied Systems Analysis, Omega, Human Systems Management, The American Statistician, Decision Sciences, The Journal of the Operational Research Society, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, The Public Opinion Quarterly, The Journal of Forecasting, Decision Support Systems, Hospital and Health Services Management, Statistics and Probability, Environmental Quality Management, The Journal of the Academy of Management and Management Science.

Ed has also been involved in the development of a number of courses, which like his research interests span various discipline areas. He has developed: Venture Capital-the Creation of Tomorrow, Business Forecasting: Focusing on Rule Based Forecasting, DSS-Their Planning and Control Aspects, E-Commerce, Managerial Planning and Control which examined control from SPC to the BSC. This course also examined the current state of EVA as an evaluation tool. This course development was in addition to instructing the following courses: Financial and Managerial Accounting, Finance-the undergraduate capstone course in the faculty of Commerce at the OVG University, Auditing, Governmental Accounting, Calculus, Statistics and Experimental Design and Cost Accounting. Ed reviews for a number of academic journals.

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