Dr. Joseph Kerstein

Director, Online MS in Accounting Program
Professor of Accounting

PhD, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
MBA, New York University, 1977
BA, University of Cincinnati, 1974

Prior to joining the Sy Syms School of Business, Professor Joseph Kerstein worked at Baruch College, where he was the chairman of the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy from 2002 to 2005. He is a CPA in the state of New York.

Dr. Kerstein’s current teaching interests include taxation of both individuals and entities and financial accounting. His current research interests include articles on earnings management and earnings quality. Future research will consider the earnings and disclosure quality of anti-earnings management behavior and the relation between earnings management and aggressive tax planning as they affect book-tax differences.

He graduated magna cum laude and received a doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. A New England Journal of Medicine article he authored was named article of the year by the Association for Health Services Research.

Professor Kerstein has been published in some of the top journals in his fields of accounting and healthcare economics, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, New England Journal of Medicine, Medical Care, and Health Services Research.