Fred Coleman, Ph.D.


Fred Coleman, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-2734
Address: 209 Maurer Center

Faculty Spotlight

Fred Coleman returns to his native Toledo area as BGSU’s newest assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and MIS. He comes to us from Louisiana Tech University where he taught courses in taxation, accounting information systems, systems analysis and design, and principles of financial and managerial accounting. His primary research interest is business fraud which includes tax compliance.

Fred is a certified public accountant and has been honored with faculty excellence awards, including Instructor of the Year, and was selected for a fellowship from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2011-12.


Ph.D. (ABD), Business Administration, Accounting, minor: computer information systems, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

MBA, emphasis on Management Information Systems, Henderson State University (2003)

B.S., Business Administration, Accounting, Southern Arkansas University (1987)


Sole Proprietor, Impact Business Solutions (1997-2003)

Accounting Manager, Matsushita Appliance Corporation, Danville, KY (1995-1997)

Senior Cost Accountant, United Technologies-Carrier, Arkadelphia AR (1992-1995)

Cost Accountant, Alcoa, Magnolia, AR (1988-1992)

Industrial Engineer, Alcoa, Magnolia, AR (1987-1988)


Assistant Professor, Accounting, Bowling Green State University (2013 – present)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University (2012-2013)

Teaching Assistant, Louisiana Tech University (2009-2012)

Instructor, Accounting and Information Systems, Southern Arkansas University (2001-2009)


AICPA Diversity Fellowship Recipient, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (2011-12)

Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, Southern Arkansas University, 2008-09

Instructor of the Year, Southern Arkansas University, 2003-04


“Valuation of Lottery Prize Payments for Estate Tax Purposes” August 2010, Tax Strategies 85 (2), 65-72

Best Paper Award – “An Assessment of Patterns of Co-authorship for Academic Accountants within Premier Journals Edited Outside the U.S. : Evidence from 1995-2009” (with Ted Englebrecht, Xiaoyan Chu, and Rebecca Martin) Southeast AAA Annual Regional Meeting, April 2011.

"A Longitudinal Assessment of Human Aspects for Continuous Improvement in IT Implementation," (with Beverly Ozwalt and Azmi Amhad) Organizational Systems Research Association (OSRA) Annual Meeting, November 2004.

"Beyond IT Implementation: Measuring Long-term Success Factors" (with Beverly Ozwalt and Azmi Amhad) International Resource Management Association (IRMA) Annual Meeting, November 2003.

REA Basic Bootcamp for Undergraduate Accounting Information Systems Teachers, Michigan State University, 2003