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Benjamin P. Foster, PhD

Professor, Accountancy
College of Business, Room 254
(502) 852-4826
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Dr. Foster, CPA, CMA, CGMA, received his PhD in accounting from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from Murray State University, and a BA in accounting from Kentucky Wesleyan College. He has also taught at Eastern Kentucky University and Heilbronn University in Heilbronn, Germany. Dr. Foster has published in a wide variety of professional and academic accounting journals on various topics including financial distress prediction, costs and costing methods in organizations, and diversity and corporate value. He served as vice president and controller of a small business, and initially worked with local CPA firms.

Dr. Foster currently serves on the Hosporus Finance Committee and as President of the Kentucky Association of Scholars.


  • PhD (Business Administration) University of Tennessee
  • MBA Murray State University
  • BA (Accounting) Kentucky Wesleyan College

Awards & Honors

Max Block Award, 2010

The CPA Journal

College of Business & Public Administration Faculty Research Award, 1995-97

University of Louisville

Recent Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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