Michael Bitter, Ph.D., CPA
Rinker Distinguished Professor of Accounting and
Chair, M.E Rinker, Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy
B.B.A., Stetson University
M.Acc., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
Michael Bitter is a Stetson University accounting alumnus, having graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1987.Bitter received a Master of Accountancy from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Philosophy in Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. Prior to beginning his academic career, Bitter was an auditor with the international public accounting firm of Ernst and Young, specializing in audits of the healthcare industry.
Dr. Bitter teaches auditing, accounting theory, and financial accounting/reporting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Bitter is also an active researcher with 16 journal articles, three published book reviews, a book chapter, and 33 presentations at regional, national, and international academic meetings. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, Beta Alpha Psi, and Beta Gamma Sigma. He serves as Stetson's Faculty Athletics Representative and is heavily involved in service activities within the University, in the accounting profession, and in the Atlantic Sun Conference and National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). Bitter was the School of Business Administration's Professor of the Year in 2001 and 2006 and is also a past recipient of the School's service award (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, and 2011) and research award (1999) and the JD/MBA Golden Apple Award for teaching (2003). In 2008 he was one of two to receive the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Accounting Education: An International Journal.
ATG 563 - Accounting Theory
ATG 520 - Financial Accounting and Reporting Seminar
ATG 516 - Advanced Audit
ATG 406 - Audit
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