2015 Faculty Merit Award Recipient
Deloitte Foundation Professor of Accountancy, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame; BS 1979, MS 1982, Illinois State University; Ph.D. 1987, University of Illinois
Fred Mittelstaedt has been on the University of Notre Dame Department of Accountancy faculty since 1992 and has served as the department chairperson since 2007. Prior to joining Notre Dame, he held a faculty appointment at Arizona State University.
Professor Mittelstaedt has taught financial reporting courses to undergraduates, masters in accountancy students, MBAs, and Executive MBAs. While at Notre Dame, he has received the Kaneb Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Arnie Ludwig Executive MBA Outstanding Teacher Award. He is a coauthor on Financial Reporting & Analysis (6th Edition), a textbook used in graduate and undergraduate courses at numerous universities.
His research focuses on financial reporting and retirement benefit issues and has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, and several other accounting and finance journals. He is a reviewer for numerous academic journals, and he has served on the Editorial Advisory and Review Board for The Accounting Review. In addition, he has testified on retiree health benefit issues before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Professor Mittelstaedt is a past president of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and currently serves on the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining academia, he was an auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co. and received an Elijah Watt Sells Award for exceptional performance on the Uniform CPA Exam.