Joseph Ugrin

Professor of Accounting, Head of Accounting

RSM US LLP Chair in Accounting

Joseph Ugrin
Location: 

CBB 331

Phone: 
(319) 273-7101

Joseph Ugrin

Professor of Accounting, Head of Accounting

RSM US LLP Chair in Accounting

Joseph Ugrin was born in Cedar Rapids and raised in Montana, where his family owned an aviation business. There, he learned about business and met interesting people from around the world. He pursued his CPA, and after 10 years in the accounting profession, Ugrin began a career in higher education.

Ugrin believes higher education should prepare students for success beyond the classroom. He provides an opportunity for students to excel in their academic pursuits by providing a learning environment that facilitates student participation and encourages open discussion and debate.

Hobbies & Interests:

Ugrin enjoys spending time with family, pick-up basketball, old motorcycles, fishing, playing the piano and his dogs.

Teaching Interests: 

Managerial and Financial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems

Research Interests: 

Judgement and Decision Making related to Accounting and Information Systems, Accounting Education

Professional Accomplishments: 

Research Awards
2018 American Accounting Association Best Research Paper Award - Forensic Accounting Section
2016 American Accounting Association Best Research Paper Award - Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section
2012 American Accounting Association McGraw-Hill Irwin Distinguished Research Paper Award - Southwest Region

Grants Awards
Institute of Management Accountants
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
Koch Industries
Kansas State University
Pontikes Center for Management Information

Academic Service Positions
American Accounting Association - Accounting Programs Leadership Group
AICPA Pre-Certification Education Executive Committee (Past-Member and Committee Chair)
Consultant to AICPA on Managerial Accounting Curriculum
Associate Editor - Advances in Accounting
Editorial Board Member - Journal of Information Systems
Editorial Board Member - Accounting Educators Journal

Administrative Positions
College Coordinator - University Honors Program (Kansas State University)

Professional Positions
Financial Manager - Steffes Corporation
Certified Public Accountant - Kovash and Dasovick PC (North Dakota)

Community Service Positions
Board Member - Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity