The C.A. Srinivasan & Henry Jaenicke Endowment Fund

Story Highlights

  • The Accounting Department has established the C.A. Srinivasan & Henry Jaenicke Endowment Fund, in honor of the well-respected professors.

  • The Fund's goal is to raise $20,000 to help fund Ph.D. students.

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the C.A. Srinivasan & Henry Jaenicke Endowment Fund, in honor of the well-respected professors. The fund was designed to assist doctoral candidates specializing in behavioral accounting research.

With a goal of raising $20,000, the fund will bring much-needed aid to accounting doctoral students for data collection, paying research subjects, presenting results and for article submission fees once research is complete. The fund will be managed by Dr. Anthony P. Curatola who holds the Joseph F. Ford Professorship in Accounting and Tax.

Cadambi A. Srinivasan, Ph.D. was a Drexel professor of accounting for more than 20 years and served as chair of the accounting department for more than 15 years. Cas, as he preferred to be called, came to America in his forties after a life as a production manager in Calcutta, and was Drexel’s very first accounting Ph.D faculty member. He taught many graduate accounting students during his tenure at Drexel and was an avid Phillies fan.

Professor Henry R. Jaenicke, Ph.D. held the C.D. Clarkson Professorship chair in accounting and taught accounting at Drexel for more than two decades. He was very influential in the field of auditing through his co-editorship of several editions of the Montgomery Auditing textbook and his work on the way museums value their collections. Both men were responsible for the supervision and development of the accounting doctoral program and through their leadership, have greatly impacted Drexel, enhancing LeBow’s reputation as a world-class college of business.