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Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity Faculty and Administration

Academic Director

David Rosenberg, Esq., was appointed Academic Director of the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity in July 2012.  He is a is an Associate Professor in the Law Department in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.  Professor Rosenberg teaches the law of business organizations and other business law subjects in the Zicklin School’s undergraduate and Master’s degree programs.  He holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where he was an Editor of the Cornell Law Review. He received a B.A. from Oberlin College.

Professor Rosenberg is an expert on the fiduciary duties of corporate directors and other business leaders. He has published scholarly articles on corporate governance, limited partnerships, venture capital funds and other areas of business law. His two most recent articles addressed the debate in the Delaware courts over the meaning of the term “good faith,” as it applies to a director’s duties to a corporation and its shareholders. He is currently a Director/Trustee of the Fred Alger family of mutual funds.

Academic Chairs

Douglas Carmichael, PhD, CPA, is the founding director of the Center for Corporate Integrity. In April 2003 he was named chief auditor of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). In 1983, he came to Baruch, where he is now the Morton Wollman Distinguished Professor of Accountancy, from over a decade with the American Institute of CPAs, where he focused on auditing standards. He has been a consultant for the Securities and Exchange Commission and an expert witness on forensic accounting and independence issues. Accounting Today selected him as one of the100 most influential accountants in the country, one of only three academics listed, citing him as “a strong advocate for safeguarding ethics and integrity in the profession.” An award-winning author, he has been a frequent source about the financial statements of public companies in the business press, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times . He recently co-authored The CPA's Guide to Professional Ethics (John Wiley, 2000).

Norman N. Strauss, MBA, CPA, Ernst & Young Executive Professor in Residence at Baruch College, has a broad background in accounting as well as specialized expertise in financial reporting. His research and writings have appeared in numerous professional journals, including the Journal of Accountancy and the Harvard Business Review, and he has lectured widely on a broad range of accounting and auditing issues. He has participated in a number of FASB and AICPA initiatives, serving as a member of FASB's Financial Standards Advisory Council and its Emerging Issues Task Force, and chairing the Accounting Standards Executive Committee of AICPA. Currently, he is a trustee of the Financial Executive Research Foundation, and a member of the IASB's Standards Advisory Council. Prior to joining Baruch, he spent 25 years at Ernst & Young, serving as National Director of Accounting from 1993 to 2001. In 1994, he was honored as one of the 100 most influential accountants in the country by Accounting Today.

Associate Director

Matthew B. LePere is the Associate Director of the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Co-chair of the Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability. Matthew joined Baruch College in 2005 as a Conference Coordinator. Prior to Baruch, he was an Associate Portfolio Manager at Sanford C. Bernstein Investment Research and Management. Matthew holds a B.S. from Cornell University.

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