International Journal of Economics & Management Sciences

ISSN: 2162-6359

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John E. Karayan

John E. Karayan

John E. Karayan
Senior Lecturer, Leventhal School of Accounting
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California


Dr. John E. Karayan is a Professor Emeritus, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (1991-2007). Consistently high student evaluations throughout years of University teaching Developed and taught several on-line courses. Earned California State University Merit Performance Awards in 5 out of 6 years eligible. Received Outstanding Faculty Awards in 6 of first 7 years of teaching at Cal Poly Pomona. Interim Director of Planned Giving (2006). Faculty Fellow, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (1998-99) Associate Chair, Department of Accounting [1,000 + majors] (1996-98, 1992-93). Raised over $45,000 for student scholarships, & $10,000 in other gifts, during 1994-95. Chaired several campus wide search committees for senior executives Principal Co-Investigator, Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Education Grant. Earned a number of teaching, publication, and service awards, including: 4 Golden Leaves Awards for books published while teaching at Cal Poly Pomona. Distinguished Speaker Award, Florida Atlantic University Executive Program (2004). Outstanding Service Award, American Accounting Association Western Region (1999). Distinguished Academic Senator (1995-98) Visiting Full Professor, University of California, Riverside (2001-2002). Associate Professor, California State University, Los Angeles (1986-91) Awarded California Lottery Fund Grant to build Professional Tax Research desktop workstation Earned California State University System Meritorious Performance & Professional Promise Awards in all years in which eligible Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Southern California School of Accounting (1984-86). HIGHER EDUCATION PhD Management (1994), MA Management (1993), MBA (1986) Claremont Graduate School. Doctor of Jurisprudence (1977) University of Southern California Law School BA Mathematics (1972) University of California at San Diego. SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Director of Taxes, Informatics General Corporation [now Sterling Software] (1982-84). A NYSE-listed multinational, IGC was the world's 2nd largest independent software company Responsible for over $30,000,000 (in 1984 $) annually for taxes in over 100 jurisdictions Reduced the firm’s effective income tax rate to 46% from 49% Computerized linked spreadsheets for the firm’s worldwide provision for income taxes Pioneered tax-exempt Voluntary Employee Benefits Association to enhance firm’s Income from Operations at the Divisional Level by funding employee benefits with tax free investment earnings. Assistant Tax Counsel, The [Ralph M.] Parsons Corporation (1980-82). Supervising Tax Specialist, Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) (1977-80.

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