CEASA's codirectors oversee the entire portfolio of center projects and provide ongoing leadership toward fulfilling the center's mission. The codirectors also collaborate with all board members to determine research priorities.
Professor Harris' research and practical experience has covered most areas of the use of accounting information for valuation, investment and management decisions, with a particular focus on global aspects. He originally joined the Columbia Business School faculty in 1983, and was the Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business, Director of the Chazen Institute of International Business and Chair of the Accounting Department, prior to joining Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director and Head of the Global Valuation and Accounting Team in 2000. He rejoined the faculty of Columbia Business School in July 2008 and was appointed as The Arthur J. Samberg Professor of Professional Practice.
Stephen Penman is a leading scholar in the field and the author of Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation, published in a third edition in 2007 by Irwin/McGraw-Hill.
The primary function of the advisory board is to determine the most salient issues in accounting and security analysis. Accordingly, the board selects the projects to which CEASA devotes resources, effort and expertise. By establishing the center's research priorities, the board ultimately determines how CEASA will shape and enhance financial reporting and security analysis practices.
Mark J.P. Anson, Managing Partner and Chair of the Investment Committee, Oak Hill Investment Management
J. Michael Cook, Retired Chairman and CEO, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Robert J. Swieringa, Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean Emeritus and Professor of Accounting, S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University