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Mike Francis Ruff

Senior Lecturer, Accountancy
CERT, Bentley University, 1988
MBA, Boston University, 1980
BS, Penn State Univ-University Park, 1974
Office: Morison Hall 126 | 781.891._2323 | mruff@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._2402 | Department Fax: 781.891.2896
                       


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Bio

Accounting PhD candidate with 20 plus years professional experience and 15 plus years teaching experience. MBA from Boston University and CPA/CMA certifications in Massachusetts.

Teaching Interests

Accounting undergraduate and graduate level courses in a variety of traditional classroom settings as well as alternative settings like distance education. Also taught finance, statistics, and management courses.

Research Interests

Management accounting, auditing, accouting ethics, and accounting education.

Consulting/Practice Interests

Previous experience accounting and financial management positions with Big 4 professional service firms, consulting firms, publicly traded companies, and large nonprofits.

Professional Memberships

American Accounting Association
American Institute of CPAs
Healthcare Financial Management Association (Mass-RI Chapter)
Institute of Management Accountants
Mass Society of CPAs

Awards and Honors

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Leadership, Institute of Management Accountants
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Service Medals, Mass HFMA
Mass Chapter HFMA Medal of Honor Award, Mass Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Ruff, M., Thibodeau, J. C., Bedard, J. C. (2009). A Profession's Response to a Looming Shortage: Closing the Gap in the Supply of Accounting Faculty. Journal of Accountancy, 2009 (March), 36-40.

Conference Presentations

Ruff, M. (2014). "Teaching accounting online: One instructor's experience." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA 2014 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA..

Ruff, M. (2013). "Teaching accounting online: one instructor's experience." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA 2013 Annual Meeting , Anaheim, CA.

Ruff, M. F. (2012). "Teaching Accounting Course Online: One Instructor's Experience." Presented at the American Accounting Association's 2012 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Ruff, M. (2011). "Teaching Accounting Online: One Instructor's Experience." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA 2011 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO..

Ruff, M. (2010). "Discussant." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA 2010 Northeast Regional Meeting, Burlington, VT.

Ruff, M. (2010). "Teaching Accounting Courses Online: One Instructor's Experience." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA 2010 Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Ruff, M. (2008). "Teaching Distance Education Online: One Instructor's Experience." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA 2008 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.

Ruff, M. (2007). "How to Transition Into A Career in Higher Education." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA 2007 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.