PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s College of Business and Economics
has named Robert R. Greenberg as interim director of the School of Accounting, Information
Systems and Business Law. His appointment is for two years.
Greenberg, associate professor of accounting and past chair of the WSU Faculty Senate, will
lead a team of 23 professors in teaching and research activities. Two of the college’s most
popular majors — accounting and management information systems (MIS) — are in the school.
“Dr. Greenberg has been with WSU since 1983 and is eminently qualified to head the school
at this important time,” says CBE Dean Glenn L. Johnson, former director of the school. “He has
enjoyed filling many challenging assignments in leadership roles for the university. I am pleased
that Bob accepted our offer and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Greenberg earned his doctorate in accounting from Arizona State University, and his
master’s in business administration and bachelor’s degrees from California State
University-Fresno. He has taught philosophy of science and empirical research methodology to
doctoral students, managerial accounting to MBA students (both in person and via a statewide
interactive television system), and cost accounting. This year, his efforts netted him the award of
“MBA Professor of the Year.” His varied research interests include cost analysis and strategy
implications, information evaluation, judgment and decision processes, and multi-criteria
planning and control models, among others.
The School of Accounting, Information Systems and Business Law was created in 1998.
Previous to that, MIS was part of the Management and Decision Science department in the
college, and Accounting and Business Law was its own department. This fall, more than 700
students enrolled in the school.