Dr. Mostafa 'Mo' Sarhan

Dr. Mostafa 'Mo' Sarhan

Title: Full Professor, Dean of College of Business Administration
Department: Accounting, CIS & GLIB
Discipline: Accounting
Office: Howard Jordan Rm. 108
Phone: 912.358.3389
Fax: 912.358.3927
Email: sarhanm@savannahstate.edu

Biography

Mo Sarhan joined Savannah State University as Dean of the College of Business Administration and Professor of Accounting in January 1999. Prior to moving to Savannah, Mo was the KPMG Peat Marwick Faculty fellow and Chair of the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy at the University of Akron in Akron Ohio. Dr. Sarhan earned a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from Texas A&M University. He is also a Certified Management Accountant. He worked in public accounting and in industry prior to receiving his doctorate. Dr. Sarhan has published numerous articles in academic and practitioner journals and presented his research at academic conferences. He had worked with several companies in manufacturing, service, retailing, and healthcare. His work focused on cost management and activity-based costing system design and implementation. Throughout his career, Dr. Sarhan has been active in professional organizations. In addition to serving on numerous national and regional committees, he has served as President of The Akron Chapter of IMA, National Director of IMA, President of the American Accounting Association's Ohio Region, Member of the American Accounting Association National Council, member of the Board of Trustees of the IMA Foundation of Applied Research, and President of the Southern Business Administration Association. For many years, he has been involved with AACSB International in business and accounting accreditation processes. Recently, he served as Chair of the University System of Georgia's Academic Advisory Committee of Business and Economics. Currently, he is serving as a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Small Business Assistance Corporation in Savannah.

Research Interests

The Use of accounting information for managerial decisions and accounting education research.

Education

PhD, Business Administration - University of Arkansas
MBA, Finance - Texas A&M University
MS, Accounting - The University of Cairo
BComm, Accounting - The University of Cairo

Awards & Honors

Name: KPMG Peat Marwick Faculty Fellow
Organization: KPMG Peat Marwick
Date: 8/1/1995
A fellowship based on scholarship and distinguished professional service.

Name: People's Choice Award
Organization: AAA Ohio Region
Date: 5/15/1994
Innovation in Accounting Education Competition Award Presented by the AAA Ohio Region for the paper "An Integrative Approach to Teaching Managerial Accounting:"

Name: Distinguished Service Award
Organization: The University of Akron
Date: 4/12/1993
A university wide award for outstanding service achievement

Name: William M. Lybrand Award (Certificate of Merit)
Organization: National Association of Accountants
Date: 6/20/1987
An award for contribution to management accounting literature -- in recognition of the article "Electronic Systems Enhance JIT Operations,"

Name: Computer Integration into Accounting Curriculum
Organization: Coopers & Lybrand
Date: 6/15/1987
A package was developed to integrate computer usage into cost & managerial accounting courses.

Name: William M. Lybrand Award (Certificate of Merit)
Organization: National Association of Accountants
Date: 6/20/1986
An Award for contribution to management accounting literature -- in recognition of the article "Just In Time: An Inventory System Whose Time Has Come,"

Name: Beta Gamma Sigma
Organization: University of Arkansas
Date: 1/1/1980

Publications

Title: Management Accounting Curriculum: Education and Industry Expectation
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Publisher: Academy of Educational Leadership Journal
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Page Number: 96-102
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan,

Title: The Administrative Portfolio: An Alternative Approach for Assessing the Performance of Academic Administrators
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Publisher: College and University Personnel Association Journal
Volume: 49
Issue: 1, 2
Page Number: 15-21
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan,

Title: A survey of Managerial Accounting Practices
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Publisher: American Accounting Association Midwest Conference
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan,

Title: Assessing Higher-Level Thinking
Publication Date: 1/1/1998
Publisher: Accounting Pedagogical Resource Series, Federation of Schools of Accountancy
Page Number: 78 Pages
Type: Monograph
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan,

Title: Assessing Financial Performance in the Capstone Strategic Management Course: A Proposed Template
Publication Date: 11/1/1995
Publisher: Journal of Education for Business
Volume: 71
Issue: 2
Page Number: 72-77
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan,

Title: Downsizing Mainframe Computers to Local Area Networks: What Users Say About Benefits
Publication Date: 4/1/1993
Publisher: Ohio Accountant
Page Number: 6-8
Type: Magazine/Trade Publication
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan,

Title: The Impact of Divisional Autonomy on Firms' Economic Performance
Publication Date: 10/1/1992
Publisher: Ohio Accounting
Page Number: 4-8
Type: Magazine/Trade Publication
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan,

Title: Switching Independent Auditors: An Empirical Investigation
Publication Date: 7/1/1991
Publisher: Akron Business and Economic Review
Page Number: 173-183
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan,

Title: An Empirical Investigation of Merger Gains to Acquired Firms
Publication Date: 4/1/1991
Publisher: The Southern Business and Economic Journal
Page Number: 134-145
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan,

Title: Extinguishment of Debt: An Analysis of Available Alternatives and Firm Characteristics
Publication Date: 1/1/1991
Publisher: American Business Review
Page Number: 41-44
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Mostafa H. Sarhan, J P Lessard,