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Steve Mintz receiving the Max Block Distinguished Article award from              Rick Kravitz, the editor-in-chief of The CPA Journal, for his piece on "Accounting in the Public Interest."

Steve Mintz receiving the Accounting Exemplar award from Brian Shapiro, the representative of the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. This award recognizes Steve as a leader in his field and for his contributions to accounting ethics research and education.

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Steven Mintz
Biographical Sketch


Steven Mintz, PhD, is a professor emeritus from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. Steve has published dozens of articles on ethics and a textbook titled Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text and Cases. He is a frequent speaker on ethics issues and writes blogs under the name Ethics Sage. His Ethics Sage blog has been designated one of the top 100 blogs on philosophy (#20 on the list). His Workplace Ethics Advice blog has been recognized as one of the top 30 in corporate social responsibility. Steve’s new book, Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior, explains how to make ethical decisions that can bring happiness and greater meaning to life. The book is dedicated to enhancing wellness in all aspects of life including in personal relationships, in the workplace and on social media.


Steve is a recipient of the Accounting Exemplar Award from the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association which evidences his lifetime of accomplishments in researching and teaching about ethics.

He has been interviewed on many radio programs and television and frequently invited to write opinion pieces for major publications. Steve is a sought-after speaker on ethics matters and has developed and taught continuing education courses in ethics. You can contact him through his website or by direct email at:

Steve lives in Oceano, CA with his partner, Rosanne.


Ajay Vinzé, Dean of the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri  and Vairam Arunachalam, Director, School of Accountancy.

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