L Craig Foltin (Craig), DBA, CPA
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Accounting
 Office: BU 509
 Phone: 216-687-3658
 Email: L.FOLTIN@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 509, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
FASB, GASB, Government Accounting, Municipal Securities, SEC, Tower Amendment, Dodd-Frank, Mobile Apps, Government Performance, Gaming Accounting, Auditor Independence, Auditor Selection.
 
Education:
D.B.A., Accounting, Cleveland State University
M.B.A., Finance, Cleveland State University
B.S., Accounting, Ohio State University
 
Brief Bio:
CRAIG FOLTIN is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University.  He has presented at many professional meetings and has published 28 papers in some of America's top accounting journals, most recently in Research in Accounting Regulation, CPA Journal, and Strategic Financial Management.  He also serves as an editorial reviewer for CPA Journal.  He has also acted performed as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin and as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Montana.  

Dr. Foltin has won numerous awards.  In 2011 and 2014, Dr. Foltin was honored with the President's Award at Cuyahoga Community College, the top honor presented to a current College employee.  He was awarded the Humanitarian Award by the Black American Council in 2014.   He was named Crain's Cleveland Business CFO of the Year in 2009 and received the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year from the Beta Alpha Psi chapter of Cleveland State University that same year.  In 2006, he won the Author's award for the Outstanding Article of the Year as The Most Significant Contribution to the Literature of the Profession, from the Association of Government Accountants.

Dr. Foltin assumed the position of Provost and Executive Vice President at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in December 2014.  As Tri-C's Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Foltin was responsible for advancing, administering and leading all academic departments and activities, four campus operations, 419 full-time faculty members, 700 full-time staff and over 2,000 part-time faculty and staff.  Prior to serving as Provost, Dr. Foltin served as the Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance and Treasurer for Tri-C, Ohio's largest community college.  As the College's Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Foltin reorganized the College's financial reporting processes.  A two-term elected Mayor of the City of Lorain, Ohio, from 2000-2007, Dr. Foltin was responsible for administering the City's $80 million budget.  Prior to becoming Mayor, Dr. Foltin engaged in public service as the elected city auditor of Lorain, Ohio and as an assistant in the Ohio Auditor of State's office.  

A lifelong Northeast Ohio resident, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Ohio State University before earning his MBA and Doctor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.  Dr. Foltin is a CPA and a Certified Government Financial Manager.  He resides in Lorain with his wife, Karen and their daughters Lena and Eleanor.
 
Honors and Awards:
- Humanitarian Award, Cuyahoga Community College, Black American Council, 2014
- President's Award, Cuyahoga Community College, 2011, 2014
- Leadership Cleveland, Class of 2012
- CFO of the Year, Crain's Cleveland Business, 2010
- Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year, Cleveland State University, Beta Alpha Psi, 2009
- Executive Leadership Institute, League for Innovation, 2008
- Award of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Distinguished Budget Award from Cuyahoga Community College, Government Finance Officers Association, 2008-2015
- Author's Award, First Place, Outstanding Article of the Year, Most Significant Contribution to the
Literature of the Profession, Association of Government Accountants, 2006
- Congressional candidate, primary winner and party nominee for 13th District of Ohio, 2006
- Auditor¿s Award, Auditor of State Jim Petro, 1999
- Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society, elected 1991
 
Research Interests:
Financial Accounting, Accounting Regulation and Policy, Governmental Accounting, Ethics, Corporate Governance, Leadership.
 
Teaching Areas:
Accounting Policy, Corporate Governance, Ethics, Financial Accounting, and Governmental Accounting.  Craig has taught the following courses:
ACT 221 Introductory Accounting I
ACT 222 Introductory Accounting II
ACT 331 Intermediate Accounting I
ACT 332 Intermediate Accounting II
ACT 388 Accounting Systems
ACT 441 Advanced Accounting
ACT 484/584 Government and Institutional Accounting
ACT 501 Financial Accounting
ACT 639 Accounting Policy
ACT 696 Selected Topics in Accounting
 
Professional Experience:
Provost & Executive Vice President, Access, Learning & Success December 2014-present
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Cleveland, Ohio

Directly reporting to the President, the Chief Academic Officer is responsible for advancing, administering and leading all academic departments and activities, four campus operations, 419 full-time faculty members, 700 full-time administrators and staff and over 2,000 part-time faculty and staff. In charge of tenure review, recruitment and development of faculty, student learning, curriculum development, program assessment, student engagement, institutional research, and class scheduling.

The Provost is the governance officer representing the College on all matters related to the Faculty Senate and American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Serves as the liaison to the Board of Trustees on all academic issues. The Provost is the representative to accrediting agencies, consortia, and external partnerships where teaching and learning are the primary concern.

Significant accomplishments include:
- Negotiated and signed a new three-year contract with President of the American Association of University Professors
- Created, led consensus and delivered a new College Strategic plan
- Spearheaded design for a complete overhaul of the College-wide schedule and scheduling process
- Launched the strategy for program review of all disciples and initiated the meta-major project
- Championed academic faculty teams for: learning outcomes assessment, College Credit Plus dual high school enrollment program, second-semester curriculum for the College¿s First Year Experience program and choice of a new learning management software system
- Established metrics and predictive analytics for student success
- Brought forth equity in outcomes team to increase success with underrepresented populations

Executive Vice President/Treasurer, Administration and Finance August 2007-February 2016
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Cleveland, Ohio

Directly reporting to the President, the Chief Financial and Operations Officer, this position leads all operational, administrative and financial departments including: human resources, labor relations, diversity, finance, budget, College and Foundation investing, legal services, information technology, safety and security, marketing, plant operations, sustainability, energy strategy, capital and construction, auxiliary services, risk management, business continuity, procurement and Corporate College. It also serves as the primary liaison for the Board Management, Investment and Audit Committees and performs other critical Board functions. This position is a primary College resource for community engagement, fundraising, and promotional and political efforts at the state and national levels.

Significant accomplishments include:
- Co-chaired two successful property tax levy campaigns in 2009 and 2014
 
University Service:
- Faculty Development Committee, Cleveland State University, 2016 ¿ Present
- Accounting Assurance of Learning/Accreditation Committee, Chair Cleveland State University Accounting Department, 2016 ¿ present
- Accounting Scholarship Committee, Cleveland State University, Spring 2017
- Accounting Program Advisory Committee, Cleveland State University
- Accreditation Peer Reviewer, Higher Learning Commission ¿ North Central Region
- Editorial Reviewer for the CPA Journal
 
Professional Service:
Association of Government Accountants
Governmental Finance Officers Association
Ohio Society of CPA's