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Accountancy Faculty, Josh Filzen, Selected as Accomplished Under 40

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For his professional achievement, leadership, and community service, Josh Filzen, Ph.D., CPA, was selected for the Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 awards. Nominees are judged by past honorees. Josh was nominated by fellow accountancy professor, Mark Cowan.

“Whether he is advising a student, explaining a tough concept, talking through a research problem, running meetings on closing the assurance-of-learning loop, presenting a paper or critiquing a colleague’s research, Josh takes it all seriously and sets the standard for us all,” said Cowan.

Josh is an associate professor of accountancy, teaching both undergraduates and graduates. He serves as a peer reviewer, the Department of Accountancy assessment coordinator, and chairs the COBE faculty steering committee.

“Through his daily work, he embodies what it means to be of service to others. He is the most well-rounded, accomplished faculty member that I know.” — Mark Cowan

He is the Ada Burke Fellow, which recognizes a COBE faculty member for overall accomplishments in teaching, research and service. Josh was selected as a participant in the Boise State Teaching Scholars program, received the Little Morris Award for the Outstanding Accounting Teacher in 2018 and the Eide Bailly Outstanding Service Award in 2020.

Josh’s research has been published in top accounting journals and read by practitioners and fellow educators. In 2017, Josh was recognized with the Deloitte Outstanding Research Award.

“Josh is an excellent exemplar of COBE faculty,” said COBE Dean Mark Bannister.

Congratulations, Josh. Accomplished indeed.