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Robert F. Halsey  

Professor of Accounting

B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin–Madison
Academic Division

Dr. Halsey teaches courses in Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Accounting at the undergraduate level and graduate courses in Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Professor of the Year at Babson College and the Douglas Clarke Memorial teaching award at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Professor Halsey is the co-author of three text books: Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis and Forecasts (2nd edition - an introductory undergraduate financial accounting text book), Financial Accounting for MBAs (6th edition - the market leader in financial accounting text books at the MBA level), and Advanced Accounting (3rd edition forthcoming).

Dr. Halsey's research interests are in the area of financial reporting, including firm valuation, financial statement analysis, and disclosure issues. He has publications in Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Issues in Accounting Education, The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting, the CPA Journal, AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program, and in other accounting and analysis journals.
Dr. Halsey has served as the Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the undergraduate school (2011-2013), Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program (2013-2015), Chair of the Accounting & Law Division (2010-2011), member of the Undergraduate Academic Policy Committee (2014 to date), Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2008) and the Faculty Senate (2008-2009), Chair of the Faculty Agenda Committee (2005-2008) and numerous other senior committees.
In his professional career, Professor Halsey served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a privately held company with 150 retail locations and two manufacturing companies operating in six states and as the Vice President and Senior Loan Officer for a five bank holding company located in the Midwest in which he managed the commercial and mortgage lending divisions.