Mark A Holtzblatt, Ph.D., CPA
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Accounting
 Office: BU 508
 Phone: 216-875-9711
 Email: M.HOLTZBLATT@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://business.csuohio.edu/pointsofpride/dr-mark-hol
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 Blog: http://www.linkedin.com/in/holtzblatt
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 508, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Sustainability and Integrated Reporting, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-bribery Regulations, International Accounting and Taxation, Ethical Considerations for Accounting Firms in Emerging Foreign Markets, International Political Risk Accounting and Forecasting, Technology and Accounting Pedagogy
 
Education:
Ph.D., Accounting, University of Arkansas, Sam M. Walton College of Business
M.S., Accounting, Roosevelt University (Chicago)
 
Brief Bio:
Mark Holtzblatt is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Cleveland State University in the Monte Ahuja College of Business, teaching International Accounting and Financial Accounting courses. Dr. Holtzblatt holds certifications in IFRS from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He serves on the Editorial Review Board of Issues in Accounting Education, an A-ranked journal published by the American Accounting Association (AAA). In addition, he currently serves on three 2021-2022 national committees of the AAA, including being a member of the AAA Publications Committee and serving as Chair of the Steering Committee of Issues in Accounting Education.

Dr. Holtzblatt was a Visiting Scholar and Guest Professor of Accounting at the China University of Petroleum (UPC) at the Qingdao, China campus in 2016. UPC is a national key university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education and is co-constructed with four leading petroleum and petrochemical companies, including CNPC, SINOPEC, CNOOC, and CHEMCHINA.

Dr. Holtzblatt is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching, innovation, and research including: the 2021 AICPA Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award, co-sponsored by Grant Thornton and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA); the 2021 AAA Forensic Accounting Section Best Teaching Innovation Award; the 2017 Outstanding Instructional Contribution Award, Honorable Mention, AAA Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section; the 2016 ATA/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award, sponsored by the American Taxation Association (ATA) and the Deloitte Foundation; the 2016 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Lybrand Competition Certificate of Merit; and the 2015 Outstanding Accounting Education Research Award from the AAA Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section and the Ernst & Young Foundation. He is also the recipient of the 2011 AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award sponsored by EY, the 2010 Howard Teall Innovation in Accounting Education Award from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, and received honorable mention three times (2013, 2012, and 2009) for the AICPA Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award.

His latest articles have been published in: Issues in Accounting Education (AAA); Management Accounting Quarterly (IMA); The Journal of Accounting Education (Elsevier); International Tax Journal (CCH); Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations (Emerald); Internal Auditor (IIA); Business Economics (Palgrave Macmillan); and Accounting Education: An International Journal (IAAER).

Dr. Holtzblatt's work has been supported by grants from the Purdue University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to research the use of technology in teaching IFRS. He was also recipient of a 2014 grant from the CSU Center for Teaching Excellence to implement XBRL into the International Accounting Course.
 
Honors and Awards:
2021 AICPA Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award, co-sponsored by the AICPA, Grant Thornton, and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy for "The Implementation of Inline XBRL (iXBRL) and the IFRS-based XBRL Taxonomy in the EU and US-The Case of SAP SE"

2021 AAA/FAS Section Best Teaching Innovation Award, Forensic Accounting Section (FAS) of the AAA for "Learning from Ethical Violations in Public Accounting: A South African Audit Scandal and a Firm's Transformation", Issues in Accounting Education, AAA, 2020

2019 Monte Ahuja College of Business Excellence in Service Award, Cleveland State University

2018 Golden Apple Award, Cleveland State University

2018 Featured Researcher Video Series (May, 2018), CSU Office of Research

2018 1st place, Beta Alpha Psi Ethics Award, Sponsored by Grant Thornton for "CSU Inter-Collegiate Accounting Ethics Case Competition"

2017 AAA/TLC Section Outstanding Instructional Contribution Award, Honorable Mention, AAA Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section, "Should U.S. and Global Regulators take a Bigger Tax Bite Out of Technology Companies?-A Case on Apple's International Tax Minimization and Reporting Strategies" Issues in Accounting Education, AAA, 2016

2016 ATA/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award, American Taxation Association (ATA), sponsored by Deloitte, "Should U.S. and Global Regulators take a Bigger Tax Bite Out of Technology Companies?-A Case on Apple's International Tax Minimization and Reporting Strategies", Issues in Accounting Education, AAA, 2016

2016 Institute of Management Accountants(IMA) Lybrand Competition Certificate of Merit for "Business Analytics: Transforming the Role of Management Accountants", Management Accounting Quarterly

2015 Outstanding Accounting Education Research Award, AAA Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section, sponsored by EY, for "Baker Hughes: Greasing the Wheels in Kazakhstan (FCPA violations and implementation of a corporate ethics and anti-corruption compliance program)", Journal of Accounting Education 2014

2015 International Conference Grant, from CSU Confucius Institute for presentation, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, China

2014 Teaching Enhancement Award from the Cleveland State University Center for Teaching Excellence

2013, 2012, 2009 AICPA Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award-Honorable Mention

2013 CSU Accounting Professor of the Year Award

2011 AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award, sponsored by EY

2011 Outstanding Alumni Honoree Award, University of Arkansas, Dept. of Accounting, Sam M. Walton College of Business

2010-2011 Purdue University CIBER Educational Outreach Grant for TeachingIFRS.com

2010 Howard Teall Award for Innovation in Accounting Education, Canadian Academic Accounting Association

2009 Best Paper Award-AAA Ohio Region, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section

2009 PwC "IFRS Ready" Grant for accounting curriculum development
 
Creative and Activities:
Lead co-author of the ethics case for the February 27,2021 Cleveland State 4th Annual Intercollegiate Ethics Case Competition, which involved student teams and faculty advisers from five Ohio universities. The competition was organized by the CSU student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary accounting society, and funded by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Lead co-author of the ethics case for the March 2,2019 Cleveland State 2nd Annual Intercollegiate Ethics Case Competition, which involved student teams and faculty advisers from four Ohio universities. The competition was organized by the CSU student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary accounting society, and funded by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Lead co-author of the ethics case for the April 14,2018 Inaugural Cleveland State Intercollegiate Ethics Case Competition, which involved student teams and faculty advisers from six Ohio universities. The competition was organized by the CSU student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary accounting society, and funded by the global accounting firm of Grant Thornton.

Co-innovator of the IFRS Student Video Competition among universities. The Pilot
Program was accomplished during the Fall Semester of 2009 between Roosevelt University and San Diego State University showcasing a series of High Definition IFRS student-produced videos which involved interviews with IFRS experts located in six different countries. The student videos can be viewed at the following link http://www.vimeo.com/ifrs

Developed and implemented a pilot 12 week, 36 contact hour IFRS accounting course for the Summer/2009. The course was entitled: Global Accounting: The IASB and IFRS and was taught separately at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This course was subsequently offered in the Fall/2009 at the graduate level and in the Spring/2010 semester at the undergraduate level. The course design was supported by a grant from PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC).

Co-Innovator of the IFRS educational website, TeachingIFRS.com (2010 to 2017).
 
Research Interests:
Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) in the U.S. and EU

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Sustainability and Integrated Reporting

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-bribery Regulations

Ethical Considerations for Accounting Firms in Emerging Foreign Markets

International Accounting and Taxation

International Political Risk Accounting, Forecasting and Management

Technology and Accounting Pedagogy
 
Teaching Areas:
International Accounting

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Intermediate Accounting I and II

Introductory Accounting
 
Professional Affiliations:
Academy of International Business (AIB)
American Accounting Association (AAA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA)
Financial Executives International (FEI)
Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
International Association of Accounting Education and Research (IAAER)
 
University Service:
2014-2020 Faculty Senate of Cleveland State University, Ahuja College of Business Representative

2016-2018 CSU Board of Trustees, Cleveland State University, Faculty Representative

2016-2018 CSU Board of Trustees Financial Affairs Committee, Cleveland State University

2015-2018 CSU Foundation Board of Directors, Cleveland State University, Faculty Representative

2015-2019 CSU Board of Trustees Recognition Committee, Cleveland State University

2014-2018 Academic Steering Committee, Cleveland State University

2015-2017 Senate Nominating Committee, Cleveland State University

2013-2016 Assessment Report Peer Reviewer, Cleveland State University

2013-2015 Undergraduate Curriculum Program Committee (Accounting Department Representative) for the Monte Ahuja College of Business

2013-2014 College Web Committee member (Accounting Department Representative) for the Monte Ahuja College of Business

2018-2019 Faculty Search Committee member for the Accounting Department

2012-2013 Faculty Search Committee member (Accounting Department representative) for the Monte Ahuja Endowed Professorship of Global Business (Accounting Department Representative)
 
Professional Service:
2019-2022 Chair, Issues in Accounting Education Steering Committee of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

2019-2022 Member, AAA Publications Committee of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

2013-2021 Awards Committee of the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section (TLC) of the American Accounting Association (AAA), sponsored by EY and Deloitte

2013-2019 AAA Ohio Region Co-Coordinator for the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum (TLC) Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

2013-2019 AAA Ohio Region Coordinator for the International Accounting Section (IAS) of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

2016-2021 Editorial and Advisory Review Board of Issues in Accounting Education, American Accounting Association (AAA)

2011-2020 Editorial Review Board Member of The Journal of Accounting Education (Elsevier)

2018-2019 Member, Innovation in Accounting Education Award Committee of the American Accounting Association (AAA), sponsored by EY.

2015-2016 Chair, Innovation in Accounting Education Award Committee of the American Accounting Association (AAA), sponsored by EY.

2014-2016 Co-Chair, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Committee of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA)

2014-2015 Member, Innovation in Accounting Education Award Committee of the American Accounting Association (AAA)

2012-2015 Accounting Education Committee of the American Accounting Association (AAA), serving a three-year term.

Steering Committee of the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA)(2009 to 2011)

IFRS and Fraud Committee of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section of the AAA
(2011 to 2013)

Assistant Regional Meeting Coordinator of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section of the AAA for the Ohio Region (2012)
 
Research Grants:
Purdue University CIBER Educational Development Grant (2010-11), Purdue Center for
International Business Education and Research, for an IFRS curriculum development program.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) IFRS Ready Grant (2008-2009) for the proposal entitled:
"The Development and Implementation of an Enlivened `Stand Alone' IFRS Course"

2015 International Research Conference Grant, from the Cleveland State University Confucius Institute for my research presentation "Should U.S. and Global Regulators Take a Bigger Tax Bite Out of Technology Companies" at The Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) in Beijing, China on December 4, 2015. CUEB and CSU co-organized the 2nd Economy and Business Development Forum.

2014 grant from the Cleveland State University Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), for the accounting education research project "Integrating XBRL into the Accounting Curriculum."