Lifetime Achievement Award - Honoring 27 Years of Service: Peter Poznanski, Ph.D., CFM, CMA, CPA
In April 2018, retiring faculty member Peter Poznanski was honored at the 2018 Accounting Awards Banquet for his service to the university. Dr. Poznanski has been a faculty member in the Department of Accounting since 1991, teaching 14 different courses. He is extremely knowledgable about the areas of financial and managerial accounting and is able to cover these very complex subjects in structured and disciplined fashion.
For the past several years, he has dedicated his instructional expertise to exclusively teach the Intermediate Accounting I course. As most Accounting educators are aware, this course can be challenging for many, serving as the gateway for future professionals. For these reasons, Dr. Poznanski is known to be demanding and expects students to work diligently and intentionally. His teaching acumen and thorough approach have attributed to the overwhelmingly positive attitude students have toward him.
He is highly regarded as one of the most "in demand" teachers in the Department and students praise him for his teaching methods, meticulous coverage of difficult material and how prepared the feel in advancing their coursework and in preparation for the CPA exam. Although Dr. Poznanski teaches challenging material, he demonstrates concern for students and love of teaching. Accessible for coursework assistance, career advice and academic advising, his students have noted that he is "fair to all students, extremely knowledgable and one of the best accounting professors I have ever had."
Dr. Poznanski received the College of Business Teaching Legacy Award (2006), the College of Business Legacy Service Award (2007) and the University Center for Teaching and Learning Outstanding Teacher Award (2000). He has received the Faculty of the Year Award from CSU's Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Association five times (1996, 1997, 2006, 2007 and 2016).
Dr. Poznanski has served on 10 Accounting dissertation committees and three committees in other business disciplines. He has shared his classroom experiences and pedagogical developments through presentations to doctoral students and faculty on Structural Equation Modeling at Kent State University and Robert Morris University. He received faculty developmetn grants, was an adjunct faculty member in the Health Care Administration program and has worked tirelessly to improve Accounting Curriculum through service on departmental, college and university curriculum committees.