Norman Bartczak

Norman Bartczak

  • Senior Lecturer in Law

Norman Bartczak is a Lecturer in Discipline and full-time faculty member teaching (since 2011) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). In addition, he has taught (since 1993) in the MBA and EMBA programs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. In 2000, he began teaching at the Columbia University Law School where he continues to instruct as a Senior Lecturer in Law. Prior to teaching at Columbia, for ten years Professor Bartczak was a faculty member at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration in Boston.  Dr. Bartczak has written articles for both practitioner-oriented publications, Harvard Business Review, and academic journals, The Journal of Accounting Research.

Professor Bartczak has received The Margaret Chandler Memorial Award for Commitment to Teaching Excellence from Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Program. The award honors the high standards set by the late Professor Margaret K. Chandler. Dr. Bartczak has also received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School. During each of the past three school years, from 2018 through 2020, out of nearly 200 courses taught in each semester, students rated Professor Bartczak’s course and his teaching in the “Top Five” at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

In the private sector, Dr. Bartczak is the founder of Financial Statement Investigation, Inc., a Boston-based company specializing in designing, developing and delivering executive education seminars. He is a registered investment advisor and a founding partner of West End Advisors LLC, a New York-based registered investment advisory firm which provides asset managers, financial advisors, and institutional investors with trading advice. Dr. Bartczak has also served as an expert witness in judicial proceedings involving misrepresentations in financial statements and valuation issues.

Dr. Bartczak passed the CPA exam in Seattle and he received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Security Analysts, and the American Bar Association.

For courses taught in 2020-2021, Dr. Bartczak was the recipient of SIPA’s Outstanding Teaching Award for teaching Accounting for International and Public Affairs.