Raghavan Receives Fulbright US Scholar Award


HOUSTON: Dr. Kamala Raghavan, a Texas Southern University Jesse H. Jones School of Business Associate Professor of Accounting, has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. She will conduct interdisciplinary research on the impact of India’s adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards on financial reporting, auditing, and cybersecurity with this award.

Raghavan served as president (2015) for the Indo-American Charity Foundation and is currently a Board Director. She is known for her dedication and passion for service and continues to serve on the boards of many non-profit organizations benefiting the Houston community.

The Fulbright Scholar Program, part of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is an educational and cultural exchange program that connects people and encourages them to learn about others’ cultures and values.

On receiving the award Raghavan said she was “honored to receive the award and humbled by the credentials of some of the previous awardees. Because of the vast scope of my research topic, Impact of India’s Adoption of IFRS on the Financial Reporting, Auditing, and Cybersecurity, I am hoping that the research results will be quite promising and useful to other countries in their adoption of IFRS.”

Raghavan expects her time commitment to this project to be intense as she will work with other researchers in Ahmedabad, India during the fall 2016 semester, and then share the results with fellow academics in 2017. “Rapid changes in technology, globalization, inter-connectivity and computing power, global trade, combined with changes in regulations will require future business leaders to apply critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills,” she said. “Inter-disciplinary approaches to find business solutions will be the norm rather than the exception in the future. I will work with students to keep informed about new global business and technology developments, and approach solutions strategically using integrated thinking”.