Selected Publications

  • Ruff, M., Thibodeau, J. C., & Bedard, J. C. (2009). A profession’s response to a looming shortage: Closing the gap in the supply of accounting faculty. Journal of Accountancy, 207(3), 36.

Selected Presentations

  • Ruff, M. Teaching Accounting Online: One Instructor’s Experience, at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, August, 2016.
  • Ruff, M., and Hunt, A. Teaching distance education: Thoughts and suggestions, at the American Accounting Association Northeast Regional Meeting, Providence, RI. October, 2015.
  • Ruff, M. Teaching Accounting Online: One Instructor’s Experience, at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August, 2015
  • Ruff, M. Teaching Accounting Online: One Instructor’s Experience, at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, August, 2014.
  • Ruff, M. Teaching Accounting Online: One Instructor’s Experience, at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August, 2013.

Education

  • PhD, Accounting, Bentley University
  • MBA, Finance and Health Management, Boston University
  • BS, Science, The Pennsylvania State University

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Ruff’s teaching and behavioral accounting research interests include financial and managerial accounting, accounting ethics and education, and the role of applied research in accounting practice.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Ruff’s academic experience includes nine years of full time teaching experience and 16 years part time teaching experience at Boston University, Bentley University, Clark University, and Regis College. His professional experience includes over 25 years in accounting and financial management positions.

Services to the Profession

Professor Ruff is an active member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He also maintains active CPA, CGMA, and CMA professional credentials.

Awards & Recognition

  • Medal of Honor Recipient, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Mass RI Chapters
  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Recipient, HFMA, Mass RI Chapters
  • Fellow and Certified Manager of Patient Accounting, HFMA, National and Mass RI Chapters