Dr. Srikant M. Datar currently serves as the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University. Dr. Datar received the George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom at Carnegie Mellon University and the Distinguished Teaching Award at Stanford University. He is a co-author (with Professors Charles T. Horngren and George Foster) of the leading cost accounting textbook, Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis, published by Prentice-Hall. Dr. Datar also has served on the editorial board of several journals and published his research in prestigious journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Management Science.
Dr. Datar serves on the Board of Directors of Novartis AG, a health care products company, and has worked on consulting and field-based projects in management accounting and control with many corporations, including General Motors, Mellon Bank, Morgan Stanley, Entergy, DuPont, and the Co-operative Bank. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants. A Chartered Accountant, he holds two master's degrees and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, and a B.S.—First Class with distinction—from the University of Bombay.