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Michael Granof

Michael Granof

Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor in Accounting University Distinguished Teaching Professor Department of Accounting

  • PHD, University of Michigan, 1972
  • MBA, Columbia University, 1965
  • BA, Hamilton College, 1963

Dr. Granof is currently the Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor and the University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Accounting and at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He received his MBA from Columbia University and received his PhD from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Granof is currently serving a five-year term as a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the board that establishes accounting and reporting standards for state and local governments. At the same time he is also serving a five-year term on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, which establishes accounting standards for the federal government at-large and for each of its departments and agencies.

Dr. Granof’s research interests include a wide array of topics on financial and government accounting. He has been published many times in both academic and professional journals, and is the author of several books. They include Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting (New York: Wiley; 1998 and 2001, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013), Financial Accounting: Principles and Issues (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1976) and How to Cost your Labor Contract (Washington D.C.: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.; 1973, 2011).

Dr. Granof served as a visiting professor in the Executive MBA Program of the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, as a Fulbright Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and as the Erskine Professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand.

He has been a member of the National Council on Governmental Accounting, the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the U.S. Comptroller General’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards and the AICPA’s Committee on Governmental Accounting and Auditing. He currently serves on the U.S. Comptroller General’s Educators Advisory Panel. Dr. Granof is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and is a member of The University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers. In 2007 he received the University of Texas Civitatis Award, which is presented to faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary campus citizenship throughout their careers at the university.

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