Mark Holtzblatt


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 has served on the Editorial Review Boards of 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 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 national 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); Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (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); The CPA Journal (NYSSCPA); 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, and a 2022 Grant for Integrating/Updating Analytics in the CSU Monte Ahuja College of Business Coursework.