Accounting Faculty

Accounting Program

Edward Lusk

Professor of Accounting

Ed Lusk is a professor in the Department of Accounting. He most recently held a chaired professorship in business administration at the Otto-von-Guericke [OVG] University in Magdeburg, Germany. Previously, he was at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where, during his tenure, he was in the Departments of: Accounting, Health Care Systems (joint with the Accounting Department), Social Systems Science, and the Department of Statistics. He has also taught in China at the Shanxi University, Faculty of Finance and Commerce and the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He was the number one rate teacher in the masters program in the international management program at the Otto-von-Guericke University [OVG] over the last five years. He holds a CPA Certificate from the State of Illinois.

Ed has published over 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to academic textbooks and written a textbook on managerial and financial aspects of hospital management. Some of the journals where his work has appeared are: The Accounting Review, The Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Political Economy, Gender, Work and Organizations, The Financial Executive, The Journal of Applied Systems Analysis, Omega, Human Systems Management, The American Statistician, Decision Sciences, The Journal of the Operational Research Society, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, The Public Opinion Quarterly, The Journal of Forecasting, Decision Support Systems, Hospital and Health Services Management, Statistics and Probability, Environmental Quality Management, The Journal of the Academy of Management and Management Science.

Ed has also been involved in the development of a number of courses, which like his research interests span various discipline areas. He has developed: Venture Capital-the Creation of Tomorrow, Business Forecasting: Focusing on Rule Based Forecasting, DSS-Their Planning and Control Aspects, E-Commerce, Managerial Planning and Control which examined control from SPC to the BSC. This course also examined the current state of EVA as an evaluation tool. This course development was in addition to instructing the following courses: Financial and Managerial Accounting, Finance-the undergraduate capstone course in the faculty of Commerce at the OVG university, Auditing, Governmental Accounting, Calculus, Statistics and Experimental Design and Cost Accounting. Ed reviews for a number of academic journals.


  • Ph.D. The Kellogg School, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • M.B.A. concentration in Accounting, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • M.A. Regional Science, The University of Pennsylvania, Phila, PA
  • B.S. (Accounting), University of Arizona, Tucson, AR

Teaching Areas

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting, Governmental Accounting, and Auditing

Research Areas

  • The Market Effects of BSC Types of Information
  • The Nature of Idiosyncratic Risk and Its Driver Aspects
  • Incentive System Calibration

Professional Memberships

  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Contact Edward Lusk

Office: Au Sable Hall 239
Phone: (518) 564-4190