Dr. Geoffrey P. Goldsmith is a professor and the chair of the Department of Accountancy Studies in the Belhaven University School of Business. He teaches a variety of accounting-related courses including Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2; Accounting Ethics; and Auditing in the traditional and online programs. Other bachelor’s level courses he has taught include Accounting Principles 1 and 2; Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting; and Accounting Theory. At the master’s level, he has taught the traditional MBA introductory accounting class, the MBA managerial accounting course, and an online course in accounting and finance. Dr. Goldsmith has also written multiple accounting modules for online courses at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.
Dr. Goldsmith earned his BA in Accounting (magna cum laude) from Hillsdale College in 1978. He has an MBA with an accounting concentration from Michigan State University (1982). He earned a Ph.D. from Kent State University (1996) with a major in Accounting, and minors in Statistics and Finance. Before joining the faculty at Belhaven University in 1993, Dr. Goldsmith taught at various colleges and universities in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky. Previously, he worked as a financial analyst at a bank in Detroit. Dr. Goldsmith is married to a retired opera singer from Chongqing, China. He has traveled extensively through China. He presented a lecture series at the Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China in December of 2001.
Dr. Goldsmith’s research interests focus on accounting ethics and the impact that cultural values have on the accounting profession. Dr. Goldsmith enjoys studying the Bible while learning biblical Hebrew and Greek, and Spanish and Mandarin by comparing them to English translations. When he has spare time, he enjoys reading and genealogical research.