John C. Gardner, Sr. 


KPMG Professor of Accounting


Office: KH 456
Phone: 504-280-6433

Curriculum Vita


Educational Background:
Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1983 
M.B.A. Michigan State University, 1975  
B.S. State University of New York at Albany, 1973

John C. Gardner, Sr. served as Dean of the College of Business Administration from Fall 2004-Spring 2007. He is the KPMG Professor of Accounting. While Dean Dr. Gardner oversaw the final construction of Kirschman Hall, the home of the College of Business Administration, orchestrated a 2+2 program for business majors at Delgado Community College and developed a new strategic plan for the college. In addition the College received final approval to establish an EMBA program in Puerto Rico and received funding for one Chaired Professorship, three Professorships and commitments for three additional Professorships. Dr. Gardner relocated from Michigan where he served as the Dean of the School of Business Administration at Oakland University for eight years. During his tenure at Oakland, he was instrumental in establishing programmatic partnerships with the corporate community including the Applied Technology in Business Program, in which corporations partner with the School by providing scholarships and internships for undergraduate students in the program. He was also responsible for establishing a post-master's certificate program at DaimlerChrysler's Technology Center. Under his guidance, the School started an Executive MBA program in health care management in Fall 2000, and a Masters in the Management of Information Technology in Fall 2001. Prior to joining Oakland on August 1, 1996, Dr. Gardner was Associate Dean of the School of Management at Binghamton University, New York, and held the Price Waterhouse Chaired Professorship in Accounting at the University. While at Binghamton University, he also served as Director of Accounting and Undergraduate Programs. Several of his administrative accomplishments at Binghamton include starting a School of Management Honors Program, establishing the first Accounting Ethics Center in the United States, and developing a Corporate Associates Program between the School of Management and local corporations. Dr. Gardner holds a bachelor's degree from SUNY at Albany and an MBA and PhD from Michigan State University. He has published in the leading accounting, finance and management science journals and has published a book on accounting research.

Dr. Gardner has taught in China, Hungary and Romania and has consulted for a number of U.S. companies including Citibank, Ernst and Young, General Electric and Merchants Mutual Insurance Corporation. Dr. Gardner is a veteran of the United States Navy Submarine Service.