The University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics strives to “cultivate a diverse faculty pursuing impactful scholarship and enthusiastically sharing their expertise” as part of the College’s mission. Each year, our faculty push the boundaries within academia, creating innovative research and earning impressive awards, placements and accolades.
This year, Lerner College welcomed 18 new faculty members into its community. Chris Rossetti is a visiting assistant professor of accounting, and he spoke with Lerner about his passion for accounting and why he chose to join the UD faculty.
Lerner: What is your professional and academic background?
Rossetti: I am a Certified Public Accountant with both public accounting and corporate accounting experience. I’ve had roles as an auditor, an accountant and a consultant. I left industry to pursue my PhD in accounting at the University of Kansas because of a passion for research and teaching.
Lerner: What is your research focus?
Rossetti: I focus on audit research, particularly pursuing ideas that target auditor behavior.
Lerner: What inspired you to work in your field/research/subject area?
Rossetti: Accounting has a plethora of career trajectories to choose from. It’s also a very financially stable career. As I progressed through industry, I found a passion for teaching and research and decided a career in academia was for me!
Lerner: What is it about UD that made you want to work/teach/research here?
Rossetti: UD is close to family, has a fantastic culture and has an eager student base. I look forward to engaging with students!
Lerner: What course are you most excited to teach at Lerner?
Rossetti: Auditing – absolutely my favorite course to teach – I have a famous cookie case that students rave about, you’ll have to take the class to find out!
Lerner: What is something unique about you that may surprise your peers/students? (hobby, talent, experience etc.)
Rossetti: I own an independent card and board game company, have quite the lego collection, and I am a certified stress and rescue SCUBA diver.