Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business
Degrees: PHD, 1973, Univ Arkansas Fayetteville; CPA, 1973, Unknown Coll; MBA, 1969, Long Island Univ Brooklyn; BS, 1966, Long Island Univ Brooklyn
Dr. Ralph S. Polimeni, Hofstra professor of accounting, holds the Chaykin Endowed Chair in Accounting. Prior to his current position, Dr. Polimeni served as vice provost for accreditation and assessment; dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; chair of the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business; and director of the Chaykin CPA Review Program at Hofstra. Dr. Polimeni is a past recipient of the Hofstra University Distinguished Teacher of the Year award and the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business Outstanding Teacher award. He holds a Ph.D. in business with a major in accounting, and is a certified public accountant in New York state as well as a certified cost analyst.
Dr. Polimeni is the co-author of numerous textbooks, some of which have been translated into foreign languages and are used internationally. He has also published in accounting and business journals. Specializing in financial and managerial accounting, Dr. Polimeni worked for a "Big Four" public accounting firm, was chair of the Nassau County Audit Advisory Committee, and served on a financial task force for the city of New York. He has also been a consultant to several accounting and law firms.