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Robert J. Swieringa

Born: c. 1942
Birthplace: Holland, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dean of Johnson School at Cornell

Father: John G. Swieringa (d. 1965)
Mother: Harriet Julia Haverdink Swieringa Lehnherr (b. 1920, m. 1940, d. 2009)
Brother: Donald J. Swieringa (d. infancy)
Father: Robert Lehnherr (stepfather, d. 2005)
Sister: Jilane Savignano
Brother: Bob Lehnherr (stepbrother)
Sister: Mari Lehnherr McCuistion (stepsister)
Wife: Pamela

    University: BA, Augustana College Rock Island (1964)
    University: MBA Accounting and Economics, University of Denver (1965)
    University: PhD Accounting and Complex Organizations, University of Illinois (1969)
    Teacher: Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (1968-74)
    Teacher: Accounting, Johnson School, Cornell University (1974-81)
    Professor: Accounting, Johnson School, Cornell University (1981-85)
    Professor: Accounting, School of Management, Yale University (1996-97)
    Professor: Accounting, Johnson School, Cornell University (1997-)
    Administrator: Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean, Johnson School, Cornell University (1997-2007)
    Administrator: Trustee, Augustana College Rock Island (2007-)

    Member of the Board of General Electric (2002-)
    Member of the Board of Spectrotherm (1970-74)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Financial Advisory Board (1999-2000)
    Justice Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching 1975-76
    Northeast Regional American Accounting Association Hall of Fame 1996
    American Accounting Association
    Financial Accounting Standards Board Board Member, 1986-96
    Graduate Management Admission Council Past Chairman
    National Association of Accountants
    Partners Group Private Equity Fund Board of Managers
    Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society
    Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
    Dutch Ancestry (paternal)

Author of books:
Essentials of Financial Statement Analysis (1972, with Robert T. Sprouse)
Some Effects of Participative Budgeting on Managerial Behavior (1975, with Robert H. Moncur)
Cases in Financial Accounting (1980, with Thomas R. Dyckman)
Financial Accounting: An Introduction (1987, textbook; with Harold Bierman, Jr.)


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