Professor Emeritus of Management
M.A., English, Yale
B.A., Literature, Amherst
C.P.A., Illinois, Indiana CGFM, USA
Now retired, Professor Tritschler's teaching focused on accounting reports in business combinations and in international settings. His research has been directed to derivatives, spreadsheet modeling on micros, computer database access and nonprofit accounting. His publications include "Financial Reporting for Foreign Exchange Derivatives" (with S. Goldberg), Accounting Horizons "Accounting Standardization and Analytical Review," Louvain Journal of Economics and Management "On and Off the Balance Sheet" (with E. E. Comiskey), Classics in Commercial Bank Lending "Accounting Innovation," Readings in Inflation Accounting "Dilution and Counterdilution," Accounting and Business Research and "Statistical Criteria for Asset Valuation," Accounting Review. The latter was the American Accounting Association Manuscript Contest co-winner. A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, and American Finance Association, he is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Alpha Psi, and Beta Gamma Sigma honoraries. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He has been active as advisor to student organizations such as AIESEC, Delta Sigma Phi and Theta Delta Chi. He has volunteered extensively to witness for consumer advocacy causes in legal hearings. He volunteers and is a board member of the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy, Greater Lafayette Civil Liberties Union, Aquinas Educational Foundation. and Good Shepherd Church. He has assisted the infirm for Area IV and for AARP. After study of literature and duty with the US Army in Germany, Dr. Tritschler taught English to Baptist missionaries, became an auditor with Price Waterhouse while a lecturer in accounting at Northwestern University. Since attaining his Ph.D. at Stanford and coming to Purdue, he has been a visiting professor in the M.B.A. programs at the Helsinki School of Economics, Catholic University of Louvain and Boston University in Belgium, as well as at the University of Illinois at Champaign. He has lived and worked over four years overseas and has traveled to over 45 countries, former Soviet bloc countries, the Pacific Rim, (including the China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Indonesia) and Latin America (including Argentina and Cuba). Professor Tritschler served as director of the Krannert master's program. He received the Salgo Noren Outstanding Teacher Award and the Honeywell Master Teacher Award at Krannert. He has been funded for his teaching or research by Stanford University; Bluebell Corporation; Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Sun Oil; Microsoft; as well as by the Sloan, Fulbright, and Deloitte Foundations.