Faculty & Research

Richard S. Sathe

Professor and Department Chair : Accounting Department

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Richard S. Sathe joined the University of St. Thomas faculty in 1990. He teaches in the undergraduate, UST MBA and Master of Science in Accountancy programs. His teaching interests include a broad spectrum of financial accounting courses and professional ethics.

Sathe’s research covers different public interest dimensions in the field of accounting. One area is education and professional development of those entering the accounting profession. Another area is accounting and reporting for nonprofit organizations. He has published articles in Accounting Education: an international journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and CPA Journal.

Sathe received his B.A. in business administration—accounting and history/political science from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.; his M.B.A. in auditing from the University of Minnesota, and his Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas.


Academic Background

B.A., accounting and history/political science, Concordia College
M.B.A., auditing, University of Minnesota
Ed.D., educational leadership, University of St. Thomas

Research Specialties

  • Accounting education
  • Social issues in accounting

Current Research

  • Cohort model of education
  • Sociology and history of the accounting profession
  • Accounting for not-for-profit organizations

Major Works

  • "Midwest Youth Rowing Club,” Business Case Journal, forthcoming.
  • Asdemir, Ozer and Richard S. Sathe, "Understanding Transient-Member Nonprofit Organizations," Journal of Contemporary Business 18:2 (2012): 15-29.
  • "CPA Licensure without Examination: Legitimation and Resistance," Critical Perspectives on Accounting 21:6 (2010): 496-508.
  • "Using the Cohort Model in Accounting Education," Accounting Education: An International Journal 18:1 (2009): 33-49.
  • Busta, B., D. Becker, P. J. Saly, R. S. Sathe and K. Mooney, "Effective Campus Recruiting: The Faculty Perspective,"  The CPA Journal 77:7 (2007): 62-65.
  • Rexeisen, Richard J. and Richard S. Sathe, "Prudent Fiscal Stewardship: Estimating the Expected Monetary Value of an Educational Program," International Education Journal 6:3 (2005): 297-307.
  • Sathe, Richard S. and D. Weaver. Computerized Systems. Paradigm Publishing, Inc., 1995.