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Beacom School of Business Professor Wins Prestigious Research Award

Srinivasan Ragothaman was awared the 2018 Outstanding Researcher Award. Beacom School of Business professor Srinivasan Ragothaman, Ph.D., was awarded the "2018 Outstanding Researcher Award."

VERMILLION, S.D. – Srinivasan Ragothaman, Ph.D., was awarded the “2018 Outstanding Researcher Award” by the strategic and emerging technologies section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). Ragothaman is a professor of accounting and interim chair of accounting and finance at the University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business.

“We are delighted that Dr. Ragothaman received this prestigious award from the American Accounting Association,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., dean of the Beacom School of Business. “This award is a great recognition for the research he has conducted for more than 25 years at the Beacom School of Business. Not only is Dr. Ragothaman a great researcher, he is also a tremendous mentor for our junior faculty. We are very proud of his accomplishments.”

According to AAA, the Outstanding Researcher Award is given in recognition of a researcher for their outstanding published research in the field of strategic and emerging technology. Ragothaman has published more than 30 articles in the field of strategic and emerging technology in accounting.

“This is a great honor for the accounting department at USD’s Beacom School of Business,” Ragothaman said. “I am humbled and honored to receive it. My coauthors helped me a lot over the years.”

During his tenure, Ragothaman has received several accounting and research awards, including the 2015 “Innovative Teaching Award” from the forensic accounting section of AAA.


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


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