Faculty profile

Hema Rao

Emeritus Professor, Accounting


246 Rich Hall

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Dr. Rao received her BS and MBA degrees from Louisiana State University, and her DBA from Mississippi State University.  She is also a licensed CPA from the State of Louisiana.  Appointed in 2000, Dr. Rao teaches courses in auditing, public sector accounting and also delivers web-based instruction.  Her broad research interests include ethics, auditing judgment, teaching issues, and case studies.

Awards and honors

  • Best Overall Paper in Conference, Spring 2006, MBAA International McGraw-Hill/Irwin
  • Best Paper Award for "Machiavellianism Effect on Accounting Ethics Training Programs," presented at the AAA MidAtlantic Meeting in Washington, DC in March 2004.

Classes taught

Fall 2020:

MBA 571 ON1
MBA 571 ON2