Faculty Profiles

Ganesh Pandit

Associate Professor
Accounting and Law, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business

Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise 302
516.877.4659
pandit@adelphi.edu

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Doctor of Business Administration, Louisiana Tech University (1994)

Master of Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Monroe (1990)

Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management, University of Bombay (1988)

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Bombay (1983)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

Certified Management Accountant, 1995
Certified Public Accountant (LA-inactive), 1990
Chartered Accountant (India-inactive), 1986

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Associate Professor of Accounting                         
Jun 2015 – Present

Adelphi University                                                                               Garden City, NY

Courses currently taught: Undergraduate Intermediate Accounting I and II, graduate Financial Reporting Practice, graduate Financial Accounting, graduate Managerial Accounting. Instructional modalities used: On-site, and 100% online. Engage in scholarship leading to conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Was the lead creator of the Master of Science program in Professional Accounting that contains a curriculum of 30 credit hours. The program was launched in January 2019. Developed three new graduate courses in accounting that are offered in two new graduate degree programs in the Willumstad School of Business (WSB) at Adelphi U. Initiated and successfully led the redesign of the undergraduate accounting curriculum that reduced the length of the BBA in Accounting program by 2 credits and made it easier for incoming students to minor in a non-business field. Have been serving as the Chair of the AACSB Continuous Improvement Review Committee in the WSB since Fall 2013. My role is to coordinate the activities related to the maintenance of the AACSB accreditation of WSB. In this role, I participated very actively with the dean in securing a successful continuous improvement review from AACSB in 2017-18. From July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2020, I also served as the Chair of the Learning Assessment Committee in WSB. Serve on other school-wide and university-wide committees. Advise 20-25 undergraduate accounting students each semester for matters related to their academic progress.

 

Special Assistant to the Dean and
Associate Professor of Accounting                     
Sep 2013 – May 2015

Adelphi University                                                                               Garden City, NY

Reported to the dean of WSB in implementing the administrative and financial procedures and practices of the School. Coordinated the activities related to the maintenance of the AACSB accreditation of the degree programs in WSB. Participated very actively with the dean in securing a successful maintenance of accreditation review (2013-14). Assisted the dean in creating the Office of Internship and Mentorship (OIM) for WSB in Spring 2014. Since then the OIM has enabled more than 200 WSB students annually in getting internships, 95% of which are paid internships. Worked with the department chairs in fine-tuning the course schedule for each semester. Taught a full teaching load of 9 credits in each semester: Undergraduate Intermediate Accounting I and II (onsite), Graduate Managerial Accounting (100% online). Engaged in scholarship leading to conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Served on school-wide and university-wide committees, and actively chaired or participated in faculty searches. Advised 25+ students each semester for matters related to their academic progress.

 

Associate Dean, Willumstad School of Business 
Sep 2009 – Aug 2013

Adelphi University                                                                               Garden City, NY

Served as the Chief Operating Officer of WSB, reporting to the dean. Coordinated the activities related to the maintenance of the AACSB accreditation of the degree programs in WSB, including working with the learning assessment committee, maintaining necessary documentation, and preparing annual maintenance review reports to monitor yearly compliance with the faculty sufficiency and qualification ratios, among other things. Provided oversight to the curriculum development and review activities; steered new course and program proposals on timely basis through the internal and external review processes including registration of new academic programs with NY State, as applicable; and assisted with the implementation of the academic standards set by the faculty. Worked with the University College for Adult Learners in creating and launching a Basic Certificate in Accounting and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting. The latter was aimed at assisting non-accounting business graduates who want to pursue the CPA designation. Prepared and co-presented with the dean the annual budget of WSB to the senior administration of the University. Also, actively monitored the allocation of budgetary funds to various operating activities of WSB. Worked towards establishing WSB as a Continuing Professional Education Sponsor for the NY State Board of Public Accountancy. Created Adelphi’s Pre-College Summer Business Academy wherein qualified high school sophomores and juniors took an introductory business course for college credit. The participants went through a rigorous two-week academic program that combined traditional lectures with field trips and concluded with a simulation project. Worked with Gleim Exam Prep to arrange a cost-free availability of their CPA Exam Review software for use in our upper level accounting courses. The Accounting faculty use the software every semester as a supplementary tool to familiarize the students with the material on the CPA exam. Established a firm schedule of learning assessment activities for both undergraduate and graduate programs in WSB that required all learning assessment activities to be held on designated Assessment Days in each regular semester and the summer term. Participated with the dean in the hiring and evaluation of full-time faculty. Worked with the Office of Information Technology and the Budgeting Director of the University in identifying and procuring technology-related resources for the faculty. Worked with the directors of undergraduate and graduate programs to provide oversight to enrollment management and student-related matters that included periodic orientation of incoming new undergraduate and graduate business students, and student advising. Played a lead role in completely redesigning the website of WSB. Updated the WSB Bulletin and all other publications on annual basis. Launched an electronic newsletter of WSB that was released more than once per year to replace the printed newsletter that was released annually. Worked with the department chairs in fine-tuning the course schedule for each semester. Established a new, in-house tutoring program for accounting students where designated graduate student assistants with prior accounting background meet face-to-face with undergraduate accounting students at designated hours and in a designated location to offer them extra help to learn the course material outside of the classroom. The tutoring program is now in its tenth year. Initiated and conducted periodic orientation activity for the part-time faculty. Represented the dean in his absence at on-campus and off-campus activities of importance to WSB.

Associate Professor of Accounting                                            
Sep 2004 – Aug 2009

Adelphi University                                                                               Garden City, NY 

Received tenure in Spring 2008.

Courses taught: Undergraduate Principles of Accounting I and II, Undergraduate Intermediate Accounting I and II, Graduate Managerial Accounting. Instructional modalities used: On-site, Hybrid (more than 50% online). Engaged in scholarship leading to conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Served on school-wide and university-wide committees. Advised 20+ students each semester for matters related to their academic progress.

 

Associate Professor of Accounting                                          
Aug 1997 – May 2004

Clark Atlanta University                                                                       
Atlanta, GA

Received tenure in Spring 2001.

Courses taught: Principles of Accounting I and II, Advanced Accounting, Graduate Financial Accounting, Graduate Managerial Accounting. Instructional modalities used: On-site, Hybrid (more than 50% online). Engaged in scholarship leading to conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Served on school-wide committees including the Promotion & Tenure Committee.

 

Assistant Professor of Accounting                                            
Jun 1993 – Aug 1997

Savannah State University
Savannah, GA

Courses taught: Principles of Accounting I and II, Undergraduate Intermediate Accounting I and II, Advanced Accounting. Engaged in scholarship leading to conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Served on school-wide committees.

 

Graduate Assistant                                                                    
Sep 1990 – May 1993

Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA

Assisted full-time faculty mentors with their scholarly projects. Taught Principles of Accounting I and II.

 

Graduate Assistant                                                                    
Aug 1988 – May 1990

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, LA

Tutored students in various courses ranging from Principles of Accounting through Advanced Accounting.

 

Accounting Officer                                                                       
Dec 1987 – Jul 1988

Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limited (A manufacturing company)              Bombay, India

Audit Officer                                                                               
Dec 1986 – Nov 1987

P. C. Hansotia & Co., Chartered Accountants Bombay, India.

 

Audit Assistant                                                                           
Apr 1983 – Apr 1986

P. C. Hansotia & Co., Chartered Accountants Bombay, India.

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

"Education is a progressive discovery of one's ignorance. If you think that education is expensive, try ignorance." (Source: not known to me)

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