Bachelor Commerce with honors, St. Xavier's College, University Calcutta, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1996.
Part-time lecturer University Pittsburgh, 1991-1995. Lecturer University Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, 1995, assistant professor, 1995—2004. Assurance research fellow Assurance and Advisory Services Center, Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler LLP, 1999-2000.
Visiting assistant professor Purdue University, 2004—2007. Associate professor economics and accounting Claremont McKenna College, 2007—2010. Associate professor economics & finance Robert Day School Economics & Finance, Claremont McKenna College, since 2010.
Session chair, conference organizer in field. Ad-hoc reviewer American Accountant Association, Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, The Accounting Review, Auditin: A Journal of Practice & Theory, since 1996. Faculty advisor undergraduate case-study competitions Deloitte and Touche, 1995-2004.
Consultant new accountancy curriculum development Nanyang Technology University, Singapore, 2000-2001.
Member focus groups Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Pittsburgh, 1994. Faculty mentor summer research opportunities program for minority students University Illinois, 1997, 99, 2002. Member American Accounting Association (doctoral consortium fellow 1994), American Economic Association, Society for Computational Economics, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Mensa.
Married Dianne Hammes, July 4, 2003.