Dr. Raj Parikh is Professor of Accounting and Finance and Dean of the Walker School of Business and Communication at Mercyhurst University. In addition to a Ph.D., he holds CMA, CFM, and CFA certifications. Dr. Parikh has over 30 years of experience as an academic and 5 years of executive financial experience. Prior to joining Mercyhurst, Dr. Parikh served as a senior level administrator at several universities including Southern Oregon University, Delaware State University, Wilmington University (Delaware), and St. Bonaventure University. He also served as the Commissioner for Academic Accreditation for the Government of the United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Parikh is passionate about business education, international education, and improving access to traditional students and working adults. His dream is for the Walker School to become a preeminent business school housed in its own signature building. He and his wife, Dr. Carol McMahon, reside in Erie and in Buffalo, NY.