Webster Math/Computer Science Professor Ali Ovlia Turns Author

| May 4, 2011

Ali Ovlia celebrates the launch of his textbook.

Accountants have spoken the language of business for generations. They first communicated with clay tokens, then symbols and finally numbers.

Now accounting has crossed paths with IT and at that intersection is Math and Computer Science Professor Ali Ovlia’s new book, Accounting Information Systems: The Crossroads of Accounting and IT.

This week, the Walker School celebrated this month’s release of Ovlia’s textbook published by Prentice Hall.

The book, written with co-author Donna Kay,  is designed to give students a competitive edge in the accounting field.

“Today technology and accounting go hand in hand,” says Ovlia. “To fully comprehend accounting, professionals must appreciate how these two disciplines work together and understand how to speak both their languages.”

“This work by Ali will transform accounting for years to come,” said Dean Benjamin Akande. “A published work like this from our faculty proves to the world our relevance in higher education and gives our students the best and most up-to-date education possible.”

For more on Accounting Information Systems: The Crossroads of Accounting and IT, read Ovlia’s story at www.webster.edu/notabene2011. For pictures from our party, check out our photo gallery on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/SBT.Webster).

Category: Employee News, Faculty, Webster News

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  1. Guillermo A. Rodríguez says:


    Congratulations on this accomplishment.  It’s time to celebrate with a Gigondas.

    Take care.

  2. Nermina Sinanovic says:

    Congratulations Ali!!!