Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Accounting and Finance
During 2005-06, one of Singhal’s paper was accepted for publication by the "Journal of Financial Economics" (JFE), a top tier journal in finance. JFE has been ranked consistently as one of the top three premier academic finance journals. Singhal is the first finance faculty member who has published in a finance premier journal after joining the university. Oakland promotes cross-disciplinary research, and consistent with this policy, Singhal has extensive interaction with accounting faculty,which is especially relevant when a finance faculty member collectively works with accounting faculty members on financial information. Out of this effort one of his papers has been accepted for publication with the "International Journal of Accounting" (IJA). IJA is included in the “A” journal list of the Accounting and Finance department. He is also revising a paper for the second round review process at the journal 'Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory." Another of Rajeev’s papers is in the review process for the 'International Journal of Auditing," a quality journal on international auditing issues. Singhal has also presented papers at the American Accounting Association national conference in San Francisco in August, 2005. Another of his papers was presented at a research forum session at the AAA conference in Washington, D.C., in August 2006. He discussed papers and chaired a session at the Financial Management Association meeting in Salt Lake City in 2006 as part of his professional activities.
Singhal has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level and his courses have been well received. Singhal uses a variety of tools to effectively teach rigorous material in an easy to understand manner. To make the material interesting and easy for students to relate to, he use cases, presentations, projects, journal articles, and other recent articles related to happenings in the financial world. He is also actively involved in mentoring students.
Singhal is an active member of the SBA community and has served on many departmental and business school committees. Notably, he served as chair of the finance recruiting committee (2005-06) and was a member of the Accounting Recruiting committee. Singhal was also the chair of the Accounting and Finance Scholarship committee during 2005-06 and helped ensure that deserving students are provided with opportunities to benefit from available scholarships. He has also served on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. He is currently serving on a committee formed to develop an assessment plan for the SBA as required by the AACSB. Singhal also was the research seminar coordinator for the department research seminar to promote the exchange of ideas and provide feedback to faculty on their research. He also was a member of the Finance curriculum committee. Finally, he has contributed as the library coordinator and MBA finance advisor.