Rosemary Kim, associate professor of accounting, has been selected to serve as the next Paul A. Grosch Professor for a three-year term, taking over from Mahmoud Nourayi who held the title for six years. In this role, Rosemary will be responsible for organizing the Paul A. Grosch Lecture Series, which brings prominent executives and local business leaders to campus each semester to recount their experiences and share their knowledge on some of the biggest issues in global business today.
The Grosch Professorship is named after Paul Grosch, who was an accounting professor at LMU for 32 years. Professor Grosch’s vision for educating competitive and ethical accounting professionals is still at the core of the LMU Accounting Program. Distinguished faculty who hold the Grosch Professorship perpetuate this legacy and ensure that the Department of Accounting sustains its tradition of excellence in accounting education. Past holders of the Grosch Professorship include Mahmoud Nourayi (2014-2020), Ross Bengel (2011-2013) and George Dasaro (2005- 2006).
“Commitment to academic excellence, individual integrity, and good professional judgment are Professor Grosch’s legacy and I am grateful to be selected as holder of the professorship in his name,” said Rosemary.
Before joining LMU in 2013, Rosemary taught undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting and information systems at the University of California, Riverside. Her research interests include information technology governance, accounting information systems, information technology/systems auditing, and emerging technologies in accounting information systems.
Prior to teaching, Rosemary worked many years in auditing and financial analysis for multinational organizations. She has a Ph.D. and M.S. in management of information systems from Claremont Graduate University, an MBA from USC and a B.S. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.