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Robert K. Eskew (B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University) 

BobEskewBob taught managerial and financial accounting in Purdue's executive Masters program, auditing, introductory financial, intermediate and advanced financial accounting in the professional accounting program, and managerial accounting (West Lafayette and Hannover, Germany) and corporate financial reporting in the Masters program.  Before coming to Purdue, he was employed at Western Electric Company and Xerox Corporation.  He was also an officer in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps.  He has been a faculty member at the University of Iowa and a visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.  He worked for one year in Washington, D.C., as the Academic Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities & Exchange Commission.  He has testified as an expert witness in federal and state courts in matters involving generally accepted accounting principles and business valuation. 

Professor Eskew's publication credits include five editions of a textbook, Financial Accounting, for Random House/McGraw-Hill/Irwin-McGraw-Hill and articles in Corporate Accounting, Journal of Finance, and The Accounting Review.

Ron Lazer (B.A., M.A., Tel Aviv University; Ph.D., New York University) 

RonLazerRon is a professor at the Sharrei Mishpat College at Hod Hasaron (Israel). In this role, he co-founded an undergraduate program in accounting.  His teaching interests include corporate financial reporting, financial statement analysis and valuation. On the research side, he is involved in financial accounting and reporting, value relevance of accounting information, forecasts, regulation impact, companies' valuation, and voluntary disclosures. 

His previous academic and/or teaching positions include: clinical professor of accounting at the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, visiting professor at INSEAD Business School, University of Houston, GISMA Business School, University of North Carolina, and New York University. An award-winning teacher, he teaches EMBA, MBA, master in accountancy and undergraduate classes. 

Before he began his academic career, he worked as a CPA in the consulting and auditing departments of Arthur Andersen and Haft & Haft & Co. (BDO).

Jason Stanfield (B.S., Ph.D., Purdue University; MBA, Ball State University)


Dr. Stanfield is a Lecturer in the Krannert School of Management.  As a member of the teaching faculty, his primary responsibility is to deliver coursework to undergraduate students in taxation and other areas of accounting.  In addition to his role in the classroom, he works to improve undergraduate students' educational experiences at Purdue by serving in a number of additional roles, including faculty advisor for the Zeta Alpha Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi and the Purdue Accounting Association.  Dr. Stanfield is also actively involved in placing and working with accounting students for area Volunteer Income Taxpayer Assistance (VITA) programs.

Dr. Stanfield was selected by graduating seniors to receive the 2012 Krannert Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching award.  He is also a 2011-2012 Service Learning Faculty Development Grant recipient.  As a doctoral student at Purdue, Dr. Stanfield received numerous teaching awards, including School awards for distinguished teaching, in addition to University recognition with a CETA Award in 2011.  He was also recognized with a Dean's Office Doctoral Student Service Award in 2009.

Dr. Stanfield holds an active CPA license from the State of Indiana, and is a member of the American Accounting Association, American Taxation Association, and the Indiana CPA Society.