Benjamin Wesley Hoffman (Ben), PhD, CPA
 Title: IntChair, AscPrf, FacDir.KyBnk
 Dept: Accounting
 Office: BU 512
 Phone: 216-687-4723
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 512, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Accounting, University of Arizona, 2012
M.B.A., University of Arizona, 2007
B.S., Accounting, Grove City College, 2001
Brief Bio:
Dr. Hoffman joined the accounting department at the Monte Ahuja College of Business as an Assistant Professor in 2019. Previously he was an Assistant Professor at Kent State University from 2012-2019.

Dr. Hoffman is interested in auditing archival research. His primary research interest is financial statement auditing and internal control regulation,  He is also interested in research investigating audit quality, audit pricing, and auditor changes. He teaches financial accounting, managerial accounting, and auditing.

Dr. Hoffman enjoys hiking and the outdoors, traveling, and playing volleyball. He lives in Akron with his wife, Kara, and three children: Eleanora, Samuel, and Jude. He is involved in his community, serving on the Board of three non-profit organizations.
Honors and Awards:
Beta Alpha Psi / Accounting Association Professor of the Year (Kent State University) - 2018
UTC Faculty Recognition Award (Kent State University) - 2015, 2016
Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year (Kent State University) - 2015

Beta Alpha Psi / Accounting Association Professor of the Year Nominee (Kent State University) - 2015-2019
Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator Nominee - 2014, 2015
Research Interests:
Auditor Regulation
Internal Control Regulation
Audit Quality
Audit Pricing
Auditor Changes
Teaching Areas:
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Accounting Study Abroad
Professional Affiliations:
American Accounting Association
AAA - Auditing Section
Professional Experience:
Senior Auditor, RC Holsinger Associates, P.C., Wexford, PA, 2003-2005

Staff Auditor, Grossman, Yanak, & Ford, LLP, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001-2003
University Service:
CSU Accounting Department Internship Coordinator - 2019-Present
Community Service:
Member, Board of Trustees (Finance Committee), Hope for a Cure for ALZ, Cleveland, OH - 2018-Present
Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Spring Garden Waldorf School, Copley, OH - 2018-Present
Member, Board of Trustees (Finance Committee), Spring Garden Waldorf School, Copley, OH - 2014-Present
Member, Endowment Trustees, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Akron, OH - 2014-Present