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://LINKEDIN.COM/in/HOLTZBLATT
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 508, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
International Accounting and Taxation, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), Technology and Accounting Pedagogy, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-bribery Regulations, Sustainability and Integrated Reporting, International Political Risk Accounting and Forecasting
 
Education:
Ph.D., Accounting, University of Arkansas, Sam M. Walton College of Business
M.S., Accounting, Roosevelt University
 
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 at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 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 Boards of Issues in Accounting Education (AAA), and the Journal of Accounting Education (Elsevier) and is currently serving on three 2017-2018 national and regional committees of the American Accounting Association (AAA). He was a Visiting Scholar and Guest Professor of Accounting at the China University of Petroleum at the Qingdao, China campus during May and June, 2016.

Dr. Holtzblatt is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching, innovation, and research including: 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/FSA Mark Chain 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; 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:
2017 Outstanding Instructional Contribution Award, Honorable Mention, American Accounting Association (AAA)-Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section for the article "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, American Accounting Association (AAA), February, 2016, Volume 31(1), 133-148.

2016 ATA/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award, American Taxation Association (ATA), sponsored by Deloitte, for the innovation "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, American Accounting Association (AAA), February, 2016, Volume 31(1), 133-148.

2016 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Lybrand Competition Certificate of Merit for the article "Business Analytics: Transforming the Role of Management Accountants" published in Management Accounting Quarterly, co-authored with Dr. Kristine Brands of Regis University.

2015 Outstanding Accounting Education Research Award, American Accounting Association (AAA)-Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section, sponsored by EY, for the article "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), Vol. 32, pp. 36-60.

2015 International 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 Teaching Enhancement Award from the Cleveland State University Center for Teaching Excellence

2017, 2016, 2014, and 2013 Faculty Merit Recognition Award, Cleveland State University

2013, 2012, 2009 AICPA Mark Chain/Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA) Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award-Honorable Mention

2013 Accounting Professor of the Year Award, Cleveland State University

2011 AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award, by the American Accounting Association, sponsored by Ernst & Young (EY)

2011 Outstanding Alumni Honoree Award, University of Arkansas, Department of Accounting, Sam M. Walton College of Business (Fayetteville, AR)

2010-2011 Purdue University CIBER Educational Outreach Grant

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

2009 Best Paper Award for the American Accounting Association (AAA), Ohio Region, for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) IFRS Ready Grant (2008-2009) for the project entitled:
"The Development and Implementation of an Enlivene
 
Creative and Activities:
Co-Innovator of the IFRS educational website, TeachingIFRS.com (2010 to 2017)

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 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
 
Research Interests:
International Accounting and Taxation

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Technology and Accounting Pedagogy

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

Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)

International Political Risk Accounting, Forecasting and Management

Sustainability and Integrated Reporting
 
Teaching Areas:
International Accounting

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Intermediate Accounting

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:
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

2015-2018 CSU Board of Trustees Recognition Committee, Cleveland State University

2014-2018 Faculty Senate of 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

2012-2013 Faculty Search Committee member (Accounting Department representative) for the Monte Ahuja Endowed Professorship of Global Business (Accounting Department Representative)
 
Professional Service:
2013-2018 AAA Ohio Region Co-Coordinator for the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum (TLC) Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

2013-2018 Awards Committee of the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section (TLC) of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

2013-2018 AAA Ohio Region Coordinator for the International Accounting Section (IAS) of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

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)

Editorial and Advisory Review Board of Issues in Accounting Education (AAA) (2016 to 2018)

Editorial Review Board Member of The Journal of Accounting Education (Elsevier) (2011 to 2017)

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"

Roosevelt University Summer (2010) Research Grant for presenting the results of
IFRS pedagogical research at the 2010 Annual Conferences of the American Accounting
Association (AAA) in San Francisco, Canadian Academic Accounting Association
(CAAA) in Vancouver, Canada and the Academy of International Business (AIB) in Rio
De Janeiro, Brazil.