Dr. Robert B. Rogow is Dean and Accounting Professor Emeritus of the College of Business and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, where he served as dean and professor from 1998 to 2014. The EKU Board of Regents named the Business and Technology Center Auditorium for him at his retirement in 2014. Dr. Rogow is a past national Society President of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi serving as president from 2007-2010. Dr. Rogow is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Leadership Honor Society.
Prior to assuming the deanship at Eastern Kentucky University in 1998, Dr. Rogow served Auburn University as a professor and administrator for twenty-four years splitting his time equally between both Auburn University and Auburn University Montgomery. During this time, he was a professor of accounting, head of the Department of Accounting and Finance, and director of Institutional Studies at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM). Prior to going to AUM, he served eight years as head of the Department of Accounting and Finance and coordinator of the International Business program on the Auburn University campus. Auburn University’s School of Accountancy and its Masters of Accountancy degree program were approved during Dr. Rogow’s term as department head. In addition, he served as chapter president for both the Auburn University and Auburn University Montgomery chapters of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Rogow also holds emeritus status as a Professor of Accounting and Director of Institutional Studies in the Auburn University System.
Dr. Rogow received his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arkansas, and his M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida. He also holds a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certificate from the Association of Government Accountants and the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Certificate in Educational Achievement from the American Institute of CPAs. He has substantial consulting experience in both the private and public sectors with CPA firms and state agencies in the areas of governmental and nonprofit accounting, reporting, and auditing. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles that have appeared in professional and business journals including the Accounting Review, Journal of Accountancy, Financial Executive, and the Harvard Business Review.
Dr. Rogow has been actively involved in several professional associations, including the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Financial Executives Institute, the Association of Government Accountants, and the Government Finance Officers Association. He served the Association of Government Accountants as Vice President for the South Central Region.
Dr. Rogow received the National Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the AICPA in 1991-92 and again in 1992-93 for the governmental accounting and auditing seminars he conducted throughout the United States. In June, 1998, the Alabama Society of CPAs recognized Dr. Rogow for his many years of leadership to accounting education and public accounting by presenting him with the first S. Paul Garner Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. Actively involved in community affairs, he was recognized with a Community Service Award by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce in 2003. In 2014, Eastern Kentucky University’s Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honored Dr. Rogow with its first Distinguished Member Award.
Dr. Rogow is married to Carol Doak, who is a retired school librarian. Currently, Mrs. Rogow is the State Chaplain for the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The Rogows enjoy traveling both within the United States and internationally.