Accounting & Information Assurance

Samuel Handwerger

Sam Handwerger, CPA, is a full-time Lecturer in the department, and is a University of Maryland undergraduate accounting alumnus. He also holds a Master of Science in Taxation degree from the University of Baltimore. Handwerger was a Senior Tax Researcher with EY in New York City and later led the Tax Planning and Preparation Departments of the CPA firm Handwerger, Cardegna, Funkhouser & Lurman. In 1996, he was awarded the Governor’s Volunteer of the year award in the State of Maryland for financial and management advisement to non-profit organizations.

Charles (Chad) Ham

Chad joined the Accounting and Information Assurance doctoral program in 2010.  His primary research interests are in financial accounting, particularly the role of managers in firm performance, financial reporting decisions, and litigation risk.  Chad’s research has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and  Prior to joining the Smith School, Chad worked in Citco Fund Services’ financial reporting division and KPMG’s audit division, where he earned his CPA license. 



Smith School Hosts Fourth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems & Cybersecurity

The Fourth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems & Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective, held on May 23, 2007 at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, brought together experts and industry professionals from around the globe to discuss risk management issues related to information security.


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