Sunil Dutta Named PhD Program Director

Sunil Dutta, the Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Distinguished Professor of Accounting and International Business, has been named director of the Haas School PhD Program, Associate Dean Ganesh Iyer anounced Friday.

Dutta, who will serve a three-year term beginning this academic year, was the PhD field adviser for the accounting area and served on the PhD program committee from 2001 to 2007. “Professor Dutta has a distinguished record of teaching and mentorship in the Accounting PhD program and has served on numerous doctoral dissertation committees,” says Ganesh Iyer, associate dean for academic affairs.

Dutta has been at the Haas School since 1996. His research focuses on accrual accounting information, managerial performance measures, and firms’ disclosure policies and their valuation in capital markets. He holds a PhD in business administration and an MBA in accounting from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, an MS in applied chemistry from the University of Minnesota, and a BS in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkeey, India.

Dutta succeeds outgoing PhD director Miguel Villas-Boas, who holds the J. Gary Shansby Chair in Marketing Strategy and held the director post for the past three years.