Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Strategic Initiatives
Alumni Distinguished Professor of Accounting
Dr. Mark Myring was the Interim Bryan Dean for the Miller College of Business for the 2018-2019 academic year and holds the alumni distinguished professorship of accounting.
Prior to his term as interim dean, Myring served the college in several administrative roles, including associate dean for graduate programs and strategic initiatives, chair of the Paul W. Parkison Department of Accounting, and director of graduate studies in accounting.
During his six-year tenure as department chair, the undergraduate and masters in accounting programs ranked among in the top 25 by the Public Accounting Report. Myring also:
- Led a $3 million capital campaign to realize Ball State’s first named department in honor of long-time faculty member and chair, Paul W. Parkison. The campaign resulted in the creation of a new master’s track to prepare students for doctoral study in accounting and established an 'executive professor in residence' position to bolster students’ industry connections.
- Founded the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Accounting Research Symposium, an annual research conference to provide participants with in-depth feedback about research from colleagues at peer universities.
- Successfully guided the department through the reaccreditation process with AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
- Served on seven AACSB peer review teams (three as chair) and has served as a consultant to departments of accounting seeking re-accreditation. He was an invited presenter at the AACSB Continuous Improvement Conference.
Myring’s primary research interest is financial and international accounting, with nearly 50 works published in academic, practitioner and education journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Journal of Business Ethics. His research has been presented at 50 academic conferences, and he has received the Miller College of Business Outstanding Research Award four times.
Myring is actively engaged in academic and professional organizations. He has served as president of the Midwest Region of the American Accounting Association, program chair of the American Accounting Association Midwest Regional Meeting, and on the Membership Advisory Committee of the American Accounting Association. He also serves as a member of Beta Alpha Psi’s Board of Directors and has advised Ball State’s chapter as a chapter advocate for 13 years.
Myring holds a bachelor of science in business administration from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He earned a master of business administration and a doctorate from Kent State University.