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Department of Accounting
College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
83844-3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
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Jason Porter, Ph.D.


Office: ALB 127
Phone: 208-885-7153
Email: jporter@uidaho.edu

College of Business & Economics
University of Idaho
Associate Professor



  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Pedagogical research in accounting, especially financial, managerial, and ethics cases and assessment of teaching techniques and methodologies Applied research in cost accounting, especially the use of budgeting and variance analysis
  • Biography

    Jason Porter, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Idaho. During the past eight years, he has taught accounting courses in both financial and cost accounting, including cost accounting courses for the University of Idaho’s EMBA and Masters of Engineering Management program. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Outstanding Accounting Faculty Award and the College of Business and Economics Teacher of the Year Award. His research includes cases helping students to better understand the accounting cycle and the budgeting process, a description of ways to effectively assess graduate student learning, and a method for teaching students to understand academic accounting research. Jason also serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Conference for Teaching and Learning in Accounting, as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Accounting Education, and as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Western Region of the American Accounting Association. He and his wife Carrie are the proud parents of three beautiful children: Emily, Joshua, and Michael.

  • Selected Publications
    • Gordon, Teresa P. and Jason. C. Porter (2009), Academic Research in Accounting: A Guide for Students. Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, 6, 25-45.
    • Kraut, Marla A. and Jason C. Porter (2012). Assessment of a Master of Accountancy Program: A Case Study at the University of Idaho. Journal of Educational Leadership, 16(3), 63-77.
    • Porter, Jason C. (2012). How Adjusting Entries Affect the Quality of Financial Reporting: The Case of Frosty Co. Issues in Accounting Education, 27(2), 493-524.
    • Porter, Jason C. and Darryl Woolley (2012). “The Case of BBDE Health Center: An Example of Business Ethics and Corporate Governance.” IMA Educational Case Journal, 5(3), article 3.
    • Porter, Jason C. and Marla Kraut. Do Analysts Remove Earnings Management when Forecasting Earnings? To appear in Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal.
    • Porter, Jason C. and Teresa Stephenson. (2009), “Budgeting for Buns’ Bakery: A Case Study for Budgeting with Multiple Products.” IMA Educational Case Journal, 2(2), article 3.
    • Porter, Jason C. and Teresa Stephenson. (2010). Creating an Excel-Based Budget You’ll Really Use. Strategic Finance, (February), 26-33.
    • Porter, Jason C. and Teresa Stephenson. (2010). Excel-Based Budgeting for Indirect Costs: Creating Linked Budgets for Overhead and S&A Expenses. Strategic Finance, (April), 34-39.
    • Porter, Jason C. and Teresa Stephenson. (2010). Using Your Excel-Based Budget to Create Pro Forma Financial Statements. Strategic Finance (June), 46-53.
    • Porter, Jason C. and Teresa Stephenson. (2011). Calculating Operating Variances: Completing a Benchmarking Analysis with Your Excel-based Master Budget. Strategic Finance (September), 45-51.
    • Porter, Jason C. and Teresa Stephenson. (2011). Turning Budgets into Business:  Using an Excel-based Budget to Analyze Company Performance. Strategic Finance (July), 34-42.
    • Stephenson, Teresa and Jason. C. Porter (2010). Excel-Based Budgeting for Cash Flows: Cash is King!. Strategic Finance, (May), 34-41.
    • Stephenson, Teresa and Jason. C. Porter. (2010). Excel-Based Budgeting for Production: Creating Linked Production and Direct Costs Budgets. Strategic Finance, (March), 33-41.
    • Stephenson, Teresa and Jason. C. Porter. (2010). Really Using an Excel-Based Budget You've Created. Strategic Finance, (July), 38-43.
    • Stephenson, Teresa and Jason C. Porter. (2011). Comparing Budgets to Performance:  How to Calculate Sales and Contribution Margin Variances with an Excel-based Budget. Strategic Finance (August), 36-43.
  • Awards and Honors
    • 2012-2014 Presidential Mid-Career Award, University of Idaho. April 2012
    • Lybrand Certificate of Merit, Institute of Managerial Accountants, June 2012.
    • American Society of Business Publication Editors Northeast Regional Gold Award of Excellence for the series of articles published with Teresa Stephenson in Strategic Finance from February to July 2010, Spring 2011.
    • Roderick M. Steele Distinguished Professorship of Accounting, University of Idaho Department of Accounting, July 2009.
    • Outstanding Accounting Faculty Award, University of Idaho Department of Accounting, April 2012.
    • Outstanding Accounting Faculty Award, University of Idaho Department of Accounting, April 2011.
    • College of Business and Economics Teacher of the Year, University of Idaho Students of the College of Business and Economics and Interstate Bank, April 2010
    • Outstanding Accounting Faculty Award, University of Idaho. April 2010
    • Outstanding Accounting Faculty Award, University of Idaho, April 2009
    • Alumni Association Award for Excellence, University of Idaho, December 2007
    • Disability Support Services Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Idaho, April 2007

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