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December 12, 2014

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Cal Poly, Professor Earn High Ranks for Research in Accounting Education, Ethics

SAN LUIS OBISPO­ — A 2014 survey published by the journal Issues in Accounting Education ranks Cal Poly No. 32 overall for research in accounting education over the past six years. The same survey also ranked Steven Mintz, accounting professor in the Orfalea College of Business, No. 41 for scholars publishing in the field of accounting education since 2008.

The publication surveyed top industry research journals to rank the universities and scholars with the greatest contributions to the discipline. Bentley University, Baylor University, San Diego State University, and The Ohio State University were ranked along with Cal Poly out of 1,600 universities nationwide.

Mintz has been honored throughout his career for his research in accounting. In a 2010 survey published by Research in Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Mintz earned high marks for his research in accounting ethics. The publication surveyed research published in 26 business ethics publications and accounting’s top 40 journals between 1986 and 2008. Mintz ranked No. 5 for coauthor-adjusted articles in business-ethics journals and No. 2 for specific accounting ethics journals. The research also ranked Mintz No. 7 for his research in sole-authored publications and No. 4 for co-authored publications.

Mintz has been a part of the California State University system since 1978. He has served as the Accounting Department chair at San Francisco State University and dean of the College of Business at CSU San Bernardino. Mintz joined Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business faculty in 2006. His textbook, “Accounting Ethics,” has been adopted by 40 colleges and universities. He also writes popular blogs on ethics issues in business and society( and on workplace ethics (

About the Orfalea College of Business and Cal Poly

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