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Robert H. Werner, Active Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on November 16, 2008. Director and Associate Professor Werner was a member of the Rutgers Business School.

Dr. Robert H. Werner, Director of Rutgers Business
School’s Masters program in Governmental Accounting and Associate
Professor of Accounting, Business Ethics, and Information Systems,
was a 1962 graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the
University of Pennsylvania with a degree in economics. He received an MBA
from Seton Hall University, a Master's degree in Public Administration
from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D in Public Administration from New York
University. A CPA and member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public
Accountants, he also belonged to the Association of Government
Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
(AICPA), and the Government Finance Association.

While at Rutgers Business School, Professor Werner was a pioneer in
developing the interdisciplinary online (distance-learning) Master of
Accountancy in Governmental Accounting program, as well as the related
Certificate in Government Financial Management Program at the Rutgers
Business School. He was the director of the program since its
inception more than 10 years ago. He taught both undergraduate and graduate
business school students. His expertise and research interests included
governmental accounting and municipal finance, local government fiscal
and budgetary analysis, and governmental accounting. He was awarded the
Outstanding Educator Award for 2002–2003 from the New Jersey State Society
of Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Werner served in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He was predeceased by his son, David, who died in 2003. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Marcella Werner; a daughter, Deborah Freedman and her husband Brian of Rockville, Md.; a son, Jonathan of Gainesville, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Special Requests

In lieu of flowers, donations marked “In honor of Robert
Werner” may be sent to:
Have A Chance Foundation
26 Schoolhouse Road
Morristown, NJ 07690

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