Dr. Jason Swartzlander is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Bluffton University. He teaches a variety of undergraduate accounting courses at Bluffton and has taught Financial Reporting in Bluffton’s MBA program. Prior to transitioning to higher education, Dr. Swartzlander had a 13 year career as a corporate accountant for various manufacturing firms. His research interest is the use of temporary labor in the manufacturing sector.
D.B.A., Anderson University, 2012
M.B.A., Tiffin University, 2005
Certified Financial Manager (CFM), 2001
Certified Management Accountant (CMA), 1996
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1993
Sample Publications and Presentations
Haggard, J., Kauffman, R., Swartzlander, J. & Nisly, L., (2014). Motivating Students to Read: Innovations from a Retooling Year, Journal for Academic Excellence.
The Accounting Profession, West Holmes Accounting classes, March 2014.
Temporary Labor and Financial Performance: Parallels between Manufacturing and Higher Education, Bluffton University Colloquium, April 2013.
Prelude to the Feeding of the Five Thousand and Accounting class: The Accounting Profession, Central Christian High School Chapel, April 2013.
Temporary Labor and Financial Performance, IMA Lima Chapter, March 2013.
Dissertation Results, Spherion Staffing, Lima, Ohio, March 2013.
How does what we do in our classrooms, departments, and campus life contribute to Gods’ reconciling mission in the world? Mennonite Higher Education Faculty Conference, Goshen College, August 2012.
Professional Service and Memberships
Assessment Committee (Fall 2014-Spring 2016)
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Campus Advocate (2013-Present)
BCOMP Committee (2013-Present)
Become a Scholar advisor (2012-Present)
Co-advisor of the Business Club (Fall 2011-Present)
New Faculty mentor (Fall 2011)
Conducted Excel workshops at The Family Center, Findlay, Ohio (September 2010)
Civic Engagement Committee
• Immigration (2009-2010)
• Global Poverty (2010-2011
Brenneman essay grader (Spring 2009)
Development of Adult Continuing Education Excel, Word, and PowerPoint assessment tests (Spring 2007)
Strategic Planning Task Group (Spring 2011)