Dr. Surysekar has nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting field, in India and in the U.S. Prior to joining FIU, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, and, earlier, Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech’s DuPree College of Management. He previously worked for a premier management consulting firm in India.
Since coming to the U.S. as a doctoral student in 1989, Dr. Surysekar has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in cost/managerial accounting, principles of financial accounting and intermediate financial accounting. At FIU, he teaches managerial and financial accounting in the undergraduate and the Executive as well as Professional MBA programs. Dr. Surysekar also teaches the Ph. D. seminar in managerial accounting.
Dr. Surysekar’s research primarily involves theoretical modeling of managerial decisions using accounting information. His papers study contracting with asymmetric information, and performance evaluation, in different economic contexts. He has had several papers published in academic journals such as Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Management Accounting Research, European Journal of Operational Research, and Review of Business Information Systems, among others. Dr. Surysekar is currently working on research projects involving environmental cost disclosures, healthcare costs, intra-firm knowledge management, and business process outsourcing.
He has accepted an appointment to the editorial review board of the Journal of Management Accounting Research, the premier journal published by the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, for the period 2010-12. He also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several leading academic journals in accounting and management, such as The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, The Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Decision Sciences.
In September 2007, Dr. Surysekar was selected for the Morrison, Brown, Argiz, & Farra, LLP Professorship in FIU’s School of Accounting. In October 2005, he received FIU’s faculty award for excellence in research. In January 2003, Dr. Surysekar was appointed by FIU’s Provost to the University’s Graduate Faculty, and was later conferred “Dissertation Advisor” status. In 2005-2006, his class was selected by the students of the Executive MBA program as the “Most Applicable Class”. Dr. Surysekar also serves as an affiliate faculty in FIU’s Honors College. While a doctoral student in 1993, Dr. Surysekar’s academic work earned him the "Paine Award" for academic excellence at the University of Maryland. Earlier, in September 1982, he received the "Dr. K. Nath Public Trust Prize" for academic achievement from the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta.
Dr. Surysekar serves on the academic review board of Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai, India. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal published by the Yale-Great Lakes Research Center.