Paul A. Grosch was a professor of accounting at Loyola University and LMU from 1952 to 1984. As a teacher-scholar he placed an emphasis on the intersection of ethics and accounting. Professor Grosch's students have continued this emphasis in their own careers and in their support of accounting ethics programs at LMU. His unique teaching philosophy produced highly sought-after accounting graduates known for their abilities to address complex business issues with insight, integrity, and good judgment. His vision to educate competitive and ethical accounting professionals is still at the core of LMU’s accounting program and is continued, in part, through the professorship and lecture series named in his honor.
During World War II, Professor Grosch served as both a combat pilot and a flight instructor. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and his master’s degree at the University of Missouri. Professor Grosch taught at Tiffin University, the University of Missouri, and Rockhurst University, before moving his family to Los Angeles to join the faculty at Loyola University. In 2002, a group of his former students spanning several decades established the Paul A. Grosch Professorship. It's first holder was Professor George Dasaro, whom Professor Grosch taught at Loyola University. In 2008, the College of Business Administration established the Paul A. Grosch Lecture Series, which highlights contemporary ethical questions in accounting and business practices. Professor Grosch passed away in 2006.