Marc Rubin

Dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership

Office of the Dean & Accountancy


Academic Background

  • Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, Accounting, 1985
  • M.A.S. The University of Illinois at UC, Accounting, 1977
  • B.S. Miami University, Accounting, 1975

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Dean, Farmer School of Business (2018-Present).
  • Chairperson, Accountancy, Miami University (2003-2017).
  • Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (1997-Present).
  • Guest faculty, University of Seoul (2014)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997-1997).
  • Associate Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (1993-1997).
  • Guest faculty, Federation of Schools of Accountancy Student Lyceum (1992-1993)
  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (1990-1993).
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1985-1990).
  • Assistant Instructor, University of Texas (1980-1985).
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (1976-1977).
  • Guest faculty, Touche Ross Student Leadership Conferences (1988-1989).
  • Staff Auditor, Senior Auditor and Computer Auditor, Arthur Young & Co. (1977-1980).

Recent Publications

  • Rubin, M.A., Deis, D. and Smith K. (2012) Independent Academic Study of the Scope of the GASB: Accounting and Accountability---Topics and Processes. Financial Accounting Foundation, 137 pages.
  • Rubin, M.A. and Jenkins, R. (2011). Interview on Introductory Accounting. Issues in Accounting Education 26(4),pp. 751-757.
  • Rubin, M. A. (2004). A Literature Review and Accounting Research Agenda for Educational Performance Indicators. Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, 11, 239-261.
  • Rubin, M. A. (2004). Improving the Current Status of School Performance Reporting. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, 16 (2), 147-170.
  • Rubin, M. A. & Rubin, P. (2001). All in the Family: The Sale of Operations. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Rubin, M. A., Marcus, L., & Rubin, J. (2000). Benefit-Cost Analysis and Autism Services: A Response to Jacobson and Mulick. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 30 (6), 595-598.
  • Rubin, M. A. & Staples, C. (1997). Budget Control in Virginia Public School Districts. Public Budgeting and Finance, 17 (1), 74-88.
  • Rubin, M. A. & Staples, C. (1996). Media Coverage and School Budgeting Processes. Public Budgeting and Financial Management, 8 (1), 1-25.

Honors & Awards

  • 2014:Cincinnati Magazine Outstanding Educator Award
  • 1999: Faculty President, Beta Gamma Sigma.
  • 1998: Professorship, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • 1998: Distinguished Faculty, Beta Gamma Sigma.
  • 1993, 1992: C. Rollin Niswonger Research Fellow, Miami University.
  • 1991: Alumni Teaching Fellowship, Miami University.
  • 1988: Faculty Fellowship, Ernst & Whinney.
  • 1986: Outstanding Teaching Award, University of North Carolina School of Business.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting education
  • Financial accounting
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Governmental accounting


Marc Rubin is the Interim Dean of the Farmer School of Business and PwC Professor of Accountancy. He served as the chair of the accountancy department at FSB from 2003 to 2017. He previously was on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a B.S. in accounting from Miami University, a M.A.S. from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas and is a CPA and has experience with a national accounting firm.

Marc’s primary teaching interest is financial accounting. He has won teaching awards at both Miami University and the University of North Carolina. His research interests are in the area of governmental accounting and auditing and he has published in a number of leading journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Research in Government & Nonprofit Accounting. Marc also has authored research reports for the Financial Accounting Foundation and Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Marc currently is a member of the editorial board of Issues in Accounting Education and has served on a number of other editorial boards and as a reviewer for many journals and conferences.

Marc is the president-elect of the American Accounting Association. He previously served in many capacities including as an officer in both the Government and Nonprofit Section and the Accounting Program Leaders Group, chair of the Membership Advisory Committee and co-chair of the 2013 annual meeting. Marc has also served on various committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


  • SPRING 2016-17
  • ACC 622 SEC A, MW 4:00-5:20 PM, FSB0028

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