Randy Elder

Professor of Accounting

Room: 631

Ph D, Michigan State University (Accounting - Auditing)

Research Topics

  • Business management
  • Government auditing
  • Fraud
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Auditing
  • Accounting
  • Income tax

Elder teaches a seminar on audit theory and courses on audit practice and small business management.

Professor Elder's research focuses on audit quality, governmental auditing, and auditor decision-making.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society).
  • Fitzgerald Award
  • Freedman Award
  • Government and Nonprofit Section of the American Accounting Association outstanding annual meeting paper (2006)
  • Syracuse University School of Management Oberwager Prize for Student Mentoring (2003)
  • Syracuse School of Management Outstanding Teaching Award (2001)
  • Syracuse University Accounting Department Teaching Award (2000)
  • Syracuse University Faculty Member of the Year by Beta Gamma Sigma (1995)
  • American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow (1991)
  • Michigan State University Accounting Department 1991 doctoral teaching award (1991)
  • KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation Doctoral Fellowship (1989)
  • AICPA Doctoral Scholarship (1987)
  • Delta Sigma Pi National Merit Scholarship (1976)