Carnegie Mellon University
April 07, 2023

Memoriam: Rajiv D. Banker and Roman Lee Weil, Jr.

We are saddened to share the news of the passing of two senior accounting scholars, each with connections to Carnegie Mellon University and the Tepper School of Business.

Rajiv D. Banker was the Merves Chair in Accounting and Information Technology at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He was a top researcher recognized with numerous awards for his work and supervised many award-winning dissertations. With over 480 articles published and more than 65,000 citations, he made significant contributions to Accounting, Information Systems, Operations Research, and Management Science.

Banker was a former faculty member at Carnegie Mellon serving as Professor of Accounting and Management with joint appointments at the Tepper School (then GSIA) and the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management.

Roman Lee Weil, Jr. was a prominent economist and accounting scholar. He was a co-author of more than 12 textbooks, including Accounting: The Language of Business. He was an Emeritus faculty member at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and was a visiting professor at Stanford, Princeton, the University of California San Diego, and others.

Weil earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Tepper School of Business (then GSIA). Later, he sponsored the Lave-Weil prize at the school for many years. His gift to GSIA established a biannual prize that supported nontenured faculty doing problem-solving research with empirical content, with the expectation of impacting both the practitioner and research community.

We are grateful for these scholars’ contributions and commitment to the Tepper School community. Our sympathy is with their families, friends, and colleagues.