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Galen R. Sevcik

Director and Professor    

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.B.A., University of Minnesota
B.A., Carleton College


Managerial accounting and control
Financial statement analysis


Galen R. Sevcik, Ph.D., CPA, CMA is the Director of the School of Accountancy of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Galen received a B.A. with a major in mathematics from Carleton College before receiving an M.B.A. and doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota. Before joining Georgia State University, he was a faculty member at the University of Arizona and a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to receiving a Ph.D., Galen worked for FMC Corporation as a financial analyst and for PricewaterhouseCoopers (then Coopers & Lybrand) as an auditor.

Galen has received numerous teaching honors and currently teaches graduate courses in financial statement analysis and managerial accounting. Galen’s research, which focuses on auditor pricing and independence, has been published in leading accounting journals including, The Accounting Review, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and Accounting, Organization and Society. Galen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, Minnesota Society of CPAs, and the American Accounting Association.

  • Mayhew, Brian, Jeff Schatzberg and Galen Sevcik, “The Effect of Accounting Uncertainty and Auditor Reputation on Auditor Objectivity,” Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 20 (September, 2001), 49-70.
  • Waller, William, Brian Shapiro, and Galen Sevcik, “Do Cost-Based Pricing Biases Persist in Laboratory Markets?” Accounting, Organization and Society 24 (Issue 8, 1999): 717-739.
  • Calegari, Mike, Jeff Schatzberg, and Galen Sevcik, “Experimental Evidence of Differential Auditor Pricing and Reporting Strategies” The Accounting Review 73 (April 1998): 255-275.
  • Schatzberg, Jeff, Brian Shapiro, and Galen Sevcik, “Exploratory Experimental Evidence on Independence Impairment Conditions: Aggregate and Individual Results.” Behavioral Research in Accounting 8 (Supplement 1996): 173-195 .
  • Schatzberg, Jeff and Galen Sevcik, “A Multi-Period Model and Experimental Evidence of Independence and “Low Balling,” Contemporary Accounting Research 11 (Fall 1994): 137-174.