Faculty – Gary Previts

GaryPrevits - Professor, Accountancy
E. Mandell de Windt Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development
Professor, Accountancy
United States Technical Advisor, International Accounting Education Standards Board
Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Council Member , Advisory Council, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Council Member, Accountability Advisory Council, United States Government Accountability Office

Peter B. Lewis Building 461
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

The first of Gary Previts’ two research streams is the development of accounting thought and institutions, and his work investigates the corporate origins and ongoing events that have shaped contemporary accounting practices. His second area of focus is on regulation of accounting disclosures. In this research, He has worked with coauthors to review and evalute the contributions of principal policy setters such as at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Government Accounting Standards Board. He has also worked with agencies such as the Government Accountability Office, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board regarding their oversight and regulatory responsibilities. His experiences assist in understanding how – at any given time – the prevailing economy provides context for discussion and resolution of issues.

PhD, University of Florida, 1972
MAcc, The Ohio State University, 1964
BBA, John Carroll University, 1963

Initially Appointed: 1979

Interests and Courses


- Development of Accounting Thought and Institutions
- Regulation and Analysis of Corporate Disclosure
- Education Policy


- Financial Accounting, Regulation, Disclosure and Analysis
- Accounting History
- Business History

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