Robert P. Crum

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Associate Professor Emeritus

Department Accounting

Phone Number 740-213-7727
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Professor Robert Crum teaches undergraduate tax, managerialaccounting in the M.S. in Accounting program, financial accounting andfinancial tools in the World Campus iMBA program, and is co-developerof an integrative college-wide Analysis of Business and Industry coursefor the Smeal undergraduate program. His instruction tends to beweb-based, integrative and to actively involve students in projects,presentations, market games and simulations. He enjoys farming, bikingand high-adventure activities.Professor Crum is the recipientof the 1999 Lester Shonto Faculty Award for Excellence in AccountingEducation, was voted Penn State iMBA Outstanding Faculty Member by theinaugrual online MBA graduating cohort (2004), and received the WorldCampus-wide 2004 Outstanding Teacher Award.


Financial economic effects of tax policy. Business and Industry Analysis. On-line distant instruction.

Courses Taught

IMBA 502 – Financial and Accounting Tools (3)
Introduction to financial systems and reports, ability to analyze financialinformation, apply financial tools, and communicate financial information.

ACCTG 405 – Principles of Taxation I (3)
Elements of tax policy and tax-planning concepts for personal and business decision making; with emphasis on taxation of individuals.

B A 574 – Business Research (variable)
A project paper, comparable in quality and scope of work to a graduate thesis, on problems of a company.

B A 411 – Analyzing Business and Industry (3)
Prepares students to read, interpret, and analyze financial statements effectively in order to evaluate business entities and their industries.

ACCTG 596B – Analyzing Business & Industry Practicum (1)
Individual studies course.

Selected Publications

Crum R. P., Jablonsky S. F., Business & industry analysis: Understanding business through financial information, 2006
Crum R. P., Jablonsky S. F., Business & industry analysis: Understanding business through financial information, 2004
Crum R. P., "Statistics of Income Panel of Individual Returns: An Overview." A guide to tax research methodologies, (American Taxation Association of the American Accounting Association), 1991, pp. 96-114
Crum R. P., Enis C. R., Ketz J. E., "The internal and external validity of wealth exchange ratios in mergers." Advances in Public Interest Accounting, vol. 4, 1991, pp. 99-129