Dr Themin Suwardy is the Associate Dean (Curriculum and Teaching) and MPA Programme Director at School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University. Prior to joining academia, Themin was an auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick.
At SMU, he received numerous school/university awards, most recently the 2012 Best EMBA Teacher award, 2010 SMU Distinguished Teacher award and 2010 Best MBA Teacher award. He was also a recipient of the Hewlett-Package Mobile Technology for Teaching Grant award (2004), the inaugural CEEMAN’s Champion Award for Management Teaching (2010) and was accorded Singapore’s Public Administration Medal in 2011 for his contribution to education.
Themin has been active member of the accounting profession through his involvement in various professional bodies, including CPA Australia, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore and the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER). He is currently the President of CPA Australia – Singapore division.
PhD, Monash University, Australia
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) (Honours), Monash University, Australia
Bachelor of Computing (Information System), Monash University, Australia
Classroom Technologies and Pedagogies
Financial Reporting and Disclosure
Strategic Choice of Information Technology Investments
Selected Recognition and Awards
Republic of Singapore’s Public Administration Medal (Bronze), 2011
Forbes’s 2010 Heroes of Philanthropy
Distinguish Teacher Award, SMU, 2010; and Most Innovative Teacher Award, SMU, 2006
CEEMAN Faculty Champion Award for Management Teaching, 2010
EMBA Most Outstanding Faculty Award, SMU, 2013 & 2012; and MBA Best Teacher Award, SMU, 2012, 2010 & 2009
Harrison WT, Horngren CT, Thomas CB, and Suwardy T (2013), “Financial Accounting: International Financial Reporting Standards”, ninth global edition, about 900 pages, Pearson Education.
Suwardy T, Pan G, Seow PS (2013), “Using Digital Storytelling to Engage Student Learning”, Accounting Education: An International Journal, Vol 22(2): pp 109-124.
Basioudis I, de Lange P, Suwardy T and Wells P (2012), “Accounting Students’ Perceptions of a Learning Management System: An International Comparison”, Accounting Research Journal, Vol 25(2): pp 72-86.
Suwardy T and Pan G (editors) (2012), “Accounting & Productivity: Answering the Big Questions”, CPA Australia, Singapore, 135 pages, ISBN: 9-789810-730049.
Pan G, Seow PS, Suwardy T and Gay E (2011), “Fraud: A Review and Research Agenda”, Accountancy, Business and The Public Interest, 10: pp 138-178.
President, CPA Australia Singapore Division, 2013 – current
Associate Editor, Accounting Education: An International Journal, 2013 – current
Audit Committee member, The Community Foundation of Singapore, 2009 – current
Vice President of the International Association for Accounting Education & Research, 2009 – 2013
Governor, The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore, 2009 – 2011