• Dr. Rama obtained her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi. Before pursuing graduate studies, she worked as a programmer analyst with IDM, India. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and, before joining FIU, she taught at Bentley College, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and Texas A&M International University.

    Rama's teaching interests include accounting information systems and data analytics. She is an author of a textbook titled Accounting Information Systems: A Business Process Approach and three computer-assisted instructional software packages in the areas of financial and managerial accounting. She currently teaches courses in the areas of Data Analytics and Corporate Governance. In her classes, she uses many innovative approaches and provides students with access to new pedagogical materials, such as the courses available (free to students) at

    Rama's research interests have spanned optimization modeling, internal controls and auditing, corporate governance, and pedagogical innovations. She has published in a wide variety of accounting, information systems, and educational journals including The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Accounting Auditing & Finance, Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, Accounting Horizons, Issues in Accounting Education, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications and European Journal of Operations Research. She was the editor of a monograph on service-learning that was published by the American Association for Higher Education and was co-sponsored by the KPMG Foundation.

    Rama has served as the chair of the Teaching and Curriculum section of the American Accounting Association, as well as the chair of the service-learning committee and active learning committee (of the T&C section). During the period 1999-2001, she was an Engaged Scholar with Campus Compact-Pew Charitable Trusts.

research interests

  • Accounting and Information Systems; Corporate Governance; Internal Controls and Auditing; Project Management; System Analysis and Design

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full name

  • Dasaratha Rama


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