Reza Barkhi, professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the KPMG Professor in Accounting by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The KPMG Professorship in Accounting was established in 2004 to support the Pamplin College of Business in its efforts to attract and retain eminent scholars in the field of accounting.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1997, Barkhi does research focusing on decision support and organizational integration systems, information technology audit and control, social network analytics, the economics of information systems, and cybersecurity.

He currently serves as a senior editor of the journal Decision Support Systems and as an associate editor of Information Technology Management. He also serves on other journal editorial boards and is active in professional organizations. He served as president of the board of trustees for the Virginia Accounting and Auditing Conference. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

Barkhi completed a five-year term as department head, stepping down in June 2016 to return to full-time teaching and research.

He has taught courses in the areas of management information systems, database management, decision theory, information systems audit and control, systems analysis and design, operations management, and executive decision making at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

He has also served, including as chair, on more than 20 doctoral dissertation committees in his own department and in other Virginia Tech departments, including computer science, industrial and systems engineering, and marketing.

Barkhi held the PricewaterhouseCoopers Junior Faculty Fellow of Accounting and Information Systems from 2010 to 2015.

He received his bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

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