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Adjunct Lecturer in Accounting


Richard Block joined the faculty as an adjunct professor in the fall of 2006. He currently teaches graduate courses in Management Accounting and Accounting Information Systems.

Most recently, Mr. Block was the Controller / Treasurer of Terascala Inc., a venture-funded manufacturer of high-performance parallel file system storage solutions. Prior to Terascala, Mr. Block served for 2 and a half years as a partner in Tatum LLC, a national executive services firm, providing interim financial management and consulting services to companies in significant transition. Prior to Tatum, Mr. Block served eight years as the Chief Financial Officer of Avicon Group Inc., a venture-funded RFID software and supply chain e-commerce consulting firm.

Mr. Block is the co-author of Mosco, a semiconductor strategic cost and activity based management case, published in the 3rd edition of Advanced Management Accounting by Robert Kaplan & Anthony Atkinson.

Mr. Block has also authored or co-authored a number of articles on Spreadsheet Use in Financial Management, Activity Based Budgeting, and Target Costing which have appeared in, Mid-Range Systems ERP, and the International Journal of Strategic Cost Management.


B.S. New York University
M.B.A. University of Chicago

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