Anywhere (Siko) Sikochi

PhD Student
Department: Accounting
Office: 384B Business Building
Phone: 814-863-5462
Fax:
E-mail: aus305@PSU.EDU


Introduction

Anywhere (Siko) Sikochi is a PhD Candidate and Graduate Lecturer in Accounting. Siko entered the program in 2011 and is expected to graduate in May, 2016. He is a recipient of the KPMG Doctoral Scholarship, the W. Edward and Kay M. Hastings Graduate Scholarship, the Frank P. and Mary Jean Smeal Endowment Fund scholarship, the J. Kenneth and Nancy N. Jones Graduate Scholarship, the Peter E. Liberti and Judy D. Olian Scholarship, and the William A. and Joan L. Schreyer Graduate Scholarship. Siko has served as teaching assistant for and has taught Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making. He currently teaches managerial accounting at the undergraduate level.

Siko holds an MBA from Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia (2011). He received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College (2005). Siko worked in the Financial Markets and Life Sciences Practices at Charles River Associates (2007 - 2009), and with FTI Consulting (2005 - 2006). He is a member of the United States Student Achievers Program (USAP), the KPMG Accounting Doctoral Student Association, and the American Accounting Association.

Siko is married and has two children. The whole family enjoys running, and loves attending the many music and arts festivals that take place during the Summer in Boalsburg and State College areas.


Current Research

Siko is currently doing financial (empirical) archival research on the relation between voluntary disclosure, information environment of the firm, and litigation risk. He is also doing research in debt contracting, business press, and fundamental accounting.


Education

MBA, Gen. Management/Finance, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia,  2011 

BA, Economics, Russian, Middlebury College,  2005 


Courses

ACCTG 404, Managerial Accounting: Economic Perspective