Dr. Robert A. Howell      

CURRICULUM VITAE (in brief)    
Breadth of Interests  

Dr. Howell has combined a career as an academic, consultant, and executive across a broad spectrum of assignments to position himself as a leading authority on corporate governance and financial measurement, analysis, reporting, and control practices. His current interests focus on changing governance practices in the wake of corporate abuses and new regulations, and financial measurement, analysis, reporting, and control practices.

Curriculum Vita

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Teaching Expertise  

Dr. Howell has taught financial and managerial accounting, internal reporting and control systems, corporate financial management, financial statement analysis, corporate financial management, management strategy and policy, and turnaround management in Executive MBA, MBA, MS in Accounting and DBA programs. He has taught more than 10,000 MBAs during his career.


Harvard University, DBA in Management Controls, 1966.

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Graduate Division, MBA in Industrial Management, 1962.

Bucknell University, BS in Electrical Engineering (Tau Beta Pi), 1960.


His writings and thoughts have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Management Accounting, Business Horizons, Emerging Practices in Cost Management, The Handbook of Cost Management, FORTUNE Magazine, MIT Sloan Management Review, Strategic Finance, Financial Executive, CFO Magazine, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.


Current Projects  

Offering a "Senior Financial Executives Roundtable", an annual 3-day program each June, which brings together 3-5 senior financial executives from 6 non-competing companies to discuss critical issues and challenges these executives are currently facing.

Developing a 3-day seminar for CFOs and CFO aspirants to be offered in multiple cities around the world in 2015, and beyond.

Academic Appointments  

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, David T. McLaughlin D'54, T'55 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Business Administration, 2000-2015.

IMD: International Institute for Management Development (Lausanne, Switzerland), Professor of Strategy, Finance and Accounting, 1999-2002.

Thunderbird: American Graduate School of International Management, Clinical Professor of Management Accounting, 1995-1998.

New York University, Stern School of Business, Clinical Professor of Management and Accounting, 1977-1995.

Harvard Business School, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, 1967-1972.

Professional Experience  

Earlier in his career, he was the Chief Financial Officer for two publicly traded consumer product companies.


RCA David Sarnoff Fellowship Award, 1963, 1964; John P. Stevens Award, Harvard University, 1964; Certificate in Management Accounting #19, 1973; NYU Excellence in Teaching Award, 1989; NYU Executive MBA Program Outstanding Teaching Award, 1994, 1995, 1999; Thunderbird Outstanding Teaching Award, 1996, 1997.