Harshini Siriwardane

Visiting Assistant Professor

First-Year Integrated Core


Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Management, University of Missouri-Rolla (Missouri S&T University)
  • Engineering Management, University of Missouri-Rolla, (Missouri S&T University)

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor-FYIC, Miami University, Oxford, OH (Current)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, Miami University, Oxford,OH (2019-2020)
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting,Mount Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati,OH (2015-2019)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,OH (2014-2015)
  • Lecturer in Accounting, James Cook University, Australia, Singapore Campus. (2012-213)
  • Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2011-2012)

Recent Publications

  • Grilliot, M., Siriwardane, H., and Ramamoorti, S. (2020). Sort and Screen for Sustainable Sourcing. Strategic Finance, Vol. 101, No. 10 (April: pp. 32-39).
  • Siriwardane, H. P., Low, K.Y., and Hertberg, B. D. (2015) Making entry-level accountants better communicators: Singapore-based study of communication tasks, skills, and attributes, Journal of Accounting Education, Vol. 33, Issue 4 DOI:10.1016/j.jaccedu.2015.08.001
  • Siriwardane, H. P. and Durden, C. (2014) Communication Skills of Accountants: What We Know and Gaps in Our Knowledge, Accounting Education, Vol 23, Issue 2 p. 119-134. DOI:10.1080/09639284.2013.847329
  • Siriwardane, H. P., Hu K. H.B. and Low, K.Y. (2014) Skills, Knowledge, and Attitudes Important for Present Day Auditors, International Journal of Auditing, Vol 18, Issue 3, p.193-205 DOI: 10.1111/ijau.12023

Honors & Awards

  • Harshini Siriwardane and Karen De Meyst, Duralock: Budgeting for Decision-Making, Fist Place Awrd, IMA Educational Case Journal Spring Short Case Competition


Harshini Siriwardane (Ph.D., CMA) is a visiting assistant professor in the First Year Integrated Core Program. Harshini has over 20 years of experience in academia. She has taught at higher education institutions in different states as well internationally. She has mainly been an accounting academic, and has taught a variety of courses in both financial and managerial accounting at undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests are in accounting education, management controls, and changing role of management accounting. She is especially keen in publishing case studies in peer reviewed journals. Recently, a case study she co-authored won an international award. As an exam question reviewer, Harshini has an active role in the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Currently is teaching BUS 101 and is excited to work with freshman undergraduate students.


  • (A)-M 10:05AM-11:25AM FSB 1000
  • (B)-M 11:40AM-1:00PM FSB 1000
  • (C)-W 8:30AM-9:50AM FSB 1000
  • (D)-W 10:05AM-11:25AM FSB 1000
  • (E)-W 11:40AM-1:00PM FSB 1000
Harshini Siriwardane

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • All Office Hours Conducted Virtually
  • M 8:45AM-9:45AM
  • T/R 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • Also By Appointment


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