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.