Mark A Holtzblatt, Ph.D., CPA
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 Title: 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:
Sustainability/ESG Reporting; Sustainability/ESG in the Accounting Curriculum; Digitization of Sustainability Reporting with XBRL; Technology & Accounting Pedagogy; Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Accounting; Carbon Accounting & Reporting; International Accounting & Taxation; International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); Anti-bribery Regulations; eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL); International Political Risk Accounting; EU's ESEF Audit
 
Education:
Ph.D., Accounting, University of Arkansas, Sam M. Walton College of Business
 
Brief Bio:
Mark Holtzblatt is a Professor of Accounting at Cleveland State University in the Monte Ahuja College of Business, teaching International Accounting courses. Dr. Holtzblatt holds certifications in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He served on the Editorial Review Boards of two leading global accounting education journals: Issues in Accounting Education, an A-ranked journal published by the American Accounting Association (AAA), and the Journal of Accounting Education (Elsevier). In addition, he recently served 3-year terms in research leadership positions on the AAA's Publications Committee which oversees all 17 AAA journals, and as Chair of the Steering Committee of the AAA's A-ranked Issues in Accounting Education. He served as a member of the Sustainable Business Management Committee (SBM) of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), as Academic Co-chair.

Recently, Dr. Holtzblatt was invited by KCA University in Nairobi, Kenya to be the keynote speaker at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Innovations & Sustainability, October 2022. In addition, Dr. Holtzblatt was a Visiting Scholar and Professor of Accounting at the China University of Petroleum (UPC) in Qingdao, China.

Dr. Holtzblatt is the recipient of 13 national and international awards for research, innovation, and teaching, including: the 2024 AAA Mark Chain/Deloitte Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award; the 2023 IMA IECJ Sustainability/DEI Case Writing Competition Award, 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); Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (AAA); Strategic Finance (IMA); Management Accounting Quarterly (IMA); The Journal of Accounting Education (Elsevier); International Tax Journal (CCH); Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure (CCH-Wolters Kluwer); Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations (Emerald); Internal Auditor (IIA); Business Economics (Palgrave Macmillan); The CPA Journal (NYSSCPA); and Accounting Education: An International Journal (IAAER).

In addition, he's presented 43 peer-reviewed papers and participated on 19 panel sessions in 35 national and international conferences, and is featured numerous times in the Monte Ahuja College of Business Faculty Points of Pride website, CSU Research Newsletters, and a CSU Researcher Video.

Dr. Holtzblatt's work is supported by grants from Purdue University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to research the use of technology in teaching IFRS. He also received a 2014 grant from the CSU Center for Teaching Excellence to implement XBRL into the International Accounting Course, and a 2022-2023 Grant for Integrating Analytics in the College of Business.
 
Honors and Awards:
2024 AAA Mark Chain/Deloitte Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award, for "Digital First! The Move to Global Digitization of ESG Reporting Using XBRL: The Case of the ISSB, EU, India, and U.S. SEC"

2024 CSU Faculty Merit Award (and 2023, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013)

2023 Sustainability/DEI Case Writing Competition Award. Sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) & IMA Educational Case Journal

2022 Grant for Integrating/Updating Analytics in Monte Ahuja College of Business

2021 AICPA Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award, sponsored by AICPA, Grant Thornton, & Federation of Schools of Accountancy for "The Implementation of Inline XBRL (iXBRL) and IFRS-based XBRL Taxonomy in the EU and US-Case of SAP SE"

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

2019 Monte Ahuja College of Business Excellence in Service Award

2018 CSU Golden Apple Teaching Award

2018 Featured Researcher Video, 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, AAA Teaching, Learning, 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, 2016

2016 ATA/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award, American Taxation Association (ATA), funded by Deloitte, "Should U.S. and Global Regulators take a Bigger Tax Bite Out of Technology Companies?", Issues in Accounting Education, 2016

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

2015 Outstanding Accounting Education Research Award, AAA Teaching, Learning, Curriculum Section, funded by EY, for "Baker Hughes: Greasing the Wheels in Kazakhstan", Journal of Accounting Education 2014

2015 International Conference Grant, CSU Confucius Institute, Capital University of Economics & Business, Beijing

2014 Teaching Enhancement Award, CSU Center for Teaching Excellence

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

2013 CSU Accounting Professor of the Year Award

2011 AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award funded by EY

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

2011 Purdue University CIBER Educational Outreach Grant

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

2009 Best Paper Award-AAA Ohio Region

2008 PwC IFRS Grant
 
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:
Ethical Considerations for Accounting Firms in Emerging Foreign Markets

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

International Accounting and Taxation

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) in the U.S. and EU

International Political Risk Accounting, Forecasting and Management

EU's ESEF Audit/Assurance

ESG and Sustainability Reporting

ESG in the Accounting Curriculum

Digitization of ESG Reporting

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:
2023 College Peer Review Committee (CPRC), Monte Ahuja College of Business, Cleveland State University.

2023 Dean Search Committee for the Monte Ahuja College of Business, Cleveland State University

2014-2020 Faculty Senate of Cleveland State University, Monte 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:
2022-2024 Academic Co-leader and Member, Sustainable Business Management Committee (SBM) of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Serving as the Co-leader of the Academic working group of the SBM committee. The IMA has 140,000 global members.

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).

2013-2023 Awards Committee of the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section (TLC) of the American Accounting Association (AAA), sponsored by EY and Deloitte

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)

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).

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.

2011-2013 IFRS and Fraud Committee of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section of the AAA

2012 Assistant Regional Meeting Coordinator of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section of the AAA for the Ohio Region

2009-2011 Steering Committee of the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA)
 
Research Grants:
2022-2023 Grant for Integrating/Updating Analytics in the Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business Coursework. The winning grant proposal is for implementing iXBRL data analysis software and online tools in the International Accounting course, $2,500.

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, $4,300.

2014 grant from the Cleveland State University Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), for the accounting education research project "Integrating XBRL into the Accounting Curriculum", $4,500.

2011 Purdue University CIBER Educational Development Grant, Purdue Center for
International Business Education and Research, for an IFRS curriculum development program, $12,000.

2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) IFRS Ready Grant for the proposal entitled:
"The Development and Implementation of an Enlivened `Stand Alone' IFRS Course", $8,000.