“I am heartbroken to share the sad news that Ted Rodgers, associate professor in the practice of Accounting, passed away over the weekend,” shared John H. Harland Interim Dean Karen Sedatole in a letter to the Goizueta community on Monday.
Theodore (Ted) Rodgers joined Goizueta Business School in May 2010. Previously he served on the faculty of the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. His teaching interests were in managerial and cost accounting, as well as auditing and financial accounting.
Ted’s research interests included auditor independence, market reactions to audit and managerial corporate disclosures, and corporate governance reputation formation. His primary methodological interests were in experimental economics, behavioral economics, and judgment and decision-making as they relate to accounting and auditing issues.
“Ted’s brave battle with cancer has come to an end, but his strength, optimism, and passion will forever be his legacy. Please keep his wife Michele, daughter Bailey (20C), son Patrick (22MBA), and Ted’s entire extended family in your thoughts and prayers,” Sedatole said.
Michele Rodgers shared, “Ted loved Emory so much. Please let everyone there know that they were a hugely important and formative part of his life. He was immensely proud to be a part of the Emory family.”
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that anyone who wishes to honor Ted consider donating blood or platelets, and if that is not possible, to consider donating funds to one of the causes for which he cared deeply including American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, and the Human Rights Campaign.