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Fisher Designated Professor of Accounting, The Ohio State University

Brian Mittendorf, PhD, CPA, is the Fisher Designated Professor of Accounting at The Ohio State University where he has also served as Senior Associate Dean for Staff, Human Resources and Culture and Chair of the Department of Accounting and MIS. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University, and a PhD in Accounting from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Fisher College of Business, Dr. Mittendorf was an Associate Professor at Yale University's School of Management.

Dr. Mittendorf specializes in nonprofit accounting, managerial accounting, and the role of accounting in supply chain management, and teaches courses on financial statements for nonprofit and governmental organizations at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Mittendorf has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, and the RAND Journal of Economics, and serves as an editor for Production and Operations Management and Journal of Management Accounting Research. He has also been cited in many media outlets, including the Associated Press, BBC News, Bloomberg, CBS News; Chronicle of Philanthropy, CNN Money, Marketwatch, NBC News, Newsweek, Nonprofit Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The New Yorker, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.


  • 2016–present
    Fisher College of Business Distinguished Professor, The Ohio State University
  • 2013–present
    Professor, The Ohio State University
  • 2009–2013
    Associate professor, The Ohio State University
  • 2007–2009
    Associate professor, Yale University
  • 2002–2007
    Assistant professor, Yale University


  • 2002 
    The Ohio State University, PhD in Accounting