Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award 2008-2009
Accounting and Finance
Jeff Michelman is a Professor of Accounting and Co-Director of the Flagship program in International Business at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, where he has been on the faculty for the past nineteen years. He is a recipient of the University of North Florida’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2009. Previously Michelman has received the University’s awards for Research, Undergraduate Teaching, Faculty Service and Outstanding International Service. Jeff is the 2009 Recipient of the Coggin College of Business’s Distinguished Professor Award.
Prior to joining UNF, Jeff spent four years on the faculty at Penn State University and was a Bank Examiner with the FDIC in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Field Office. Dr. Michelman is both a CPA and CMA. Jeff is a 1996 graduate of Leadership Jacksonville. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Delaware in accounting and economics, his M.H.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and both an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his major was Accounting and minor fields were Health Care Fiscal Management and Administrative Medicine.
Jeff has published articles in a variety of information systems, accounting, international business and healthcare journals. He has written three textbooks and developed several computer software programs to integrate technology into the accounting curriculum. Dr. Michelman has taught in Paris, France; Guangzhou, China; Warsaw, Poland and Fiji at the University of the South Pacific where he was a visiting scholar in 2005. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Warsaw University where he lectures each year. He has been a member of several visiting committees of the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Michelman lectures extensively to practitioners on Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Control, Corporate Governance, Disaster Planning, Fraud, the Internet and the overall use of Accounting and Technology in Healthcare and other service organizations. Dr. Michelman has been a member of the editorial board of Research in Healthcare Financial Management since 1996.
Jeff served as a member of the national Healthcare Financial Management Association's Accounting Principles and Practices Board from 1999-2002, where he served on the on the Business Combinations and Corporate Compliance sub-committees. He was President of the Florida Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association for 1998-99 and received HFMA’s Medal of Honor in 2006. In 2002 Jeff received the HFMA Florida Chapter Founders Award for outstanding individual service to the Florida healthcare profession. Jeff is an active member of the Oceanside Rotary club where he has served as a member of the Board of Directors and currently chairs the International Avenue as well as chairing the regional Ambassadorial Scholarship Selection Committee; was a member of the Youth Leadership Jacksonville Council where he is a Past Chairman and a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Board of Directors and executive committee where he served as chair of the development committee and treasurer. Dr. Michelman was a member of the inaugural class of the Community Coaches Program which was jointly sponsored by the DuPont and Jacksonville Community Foundations. He currently serves as a consultant to several Non-Profit organizations in Jacksonville. Dr. Michelman currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Career Academies of Marketing and International Business at Ponte Vedra High School.