Mitch Franklin

Adjunct Instructor

(315) 443-9641
Room: 617

PhD in Accounting, Walden University
MS in Accounting, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

Dr. Franklin teaches courses in Financial Accounting, Taxation and Financial Planning.  Dr. Franklin completed his undergraduate and Masters, both in accounting at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University and has worked at regional CPA and Financial Planning firms in the Syracuse, NY area prior to earning his Ph.D. Professionally, Dr. Franklin is a CPA and has held his NASD Series 7 and 63 Securities licenses. To recognize his outstanding teaching, Dr. Franklin has been nominated for and received numerous teaching recognitions. Dr. Franklin has published numerous articles on accounting and financial planning related topics (over 40). In addition to publishing, Dr. Franklin is very active in the media and has frequently appeared in media outlets including Reuters, MSN, CNBC, Smart Money and the Associated Press. Professionally, Dr. Franklin is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, Massachusetts Society of Public Accountants, American Accounting Association and National Association of Tax Professionals.

Research Topics

  • Financial planning
  • Taxation
  • Financial accounting/reporting.

Franklin teaches courses in financial accounting, taxation and in the Freshman Gateway Program.

Professor Franklin's research interest is in the area of financial planning and taxation.

Selected Publications
  • "Student Loans: The Next Perfect Storm", The CPA Journal, 11, July 2013
  • "What Separates a Good Online Class From a Great Online Class?", Conference on Teaching and Learning: American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, Forthcoming: August 3, 2013
  • "Mentoring Programs and Benefits to Schools and the Firm", Sumnews: Massachusetts Society of CPAs , 6-8, June 2013
  • "Adding Value to a Discussion Board; The Backbone of an Online Accounting Course", Conference on Teaching and Learning: American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 3, 2013
  • "Financial Bubbles: Causes and Solutions", New Jersey CPA Journal, Sept 2013, Forthcoming
  • "Take Me Home: Why US Companies are Keeping Profits Offshore", TaxPro Journal, 26-29, Fall 2012
  • "The CPA Exam, Getting a Jump and How to be on the Passing End of the Distribution", Presentation: New York State Society of CPA's Young CPA Forum, Summer 2012
  • "IFRS: What do Introduction to Financial Accounting Students Need to Know", Presentation at Syracuse University Project Advance Workshop, 2012
  • "The Catch: One Baseball Fan's Voyage from Joy to Dismay", Tax Pro Journal, 21-23, Fall 2011
  • "Improving the Teaching Impact with Technology in the Classroom", Presentation to Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Regional Meeting, 2011
  • "Planning to Retire: Don’t Overlook the Roth IRA", CNY Business Exchange, 47, 2011


  • Whitman School of Management Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Dean’s Award for Outstanding Student Service (2011)
  • Beta Alpha Psi, Syracuse University Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award (2009, 2010, 2012)
  • Whitman School of Management Oberwager Prize for Outstanding Student Mentorship (2010)
  • University College of Syracuse University Excellence in Teaching Award (2008)
  • Whitman School of Management Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year (2005-2006)
  • Countryside Federal Credit Union - Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Syracuse University Senate: Member of Curriculum Committee - Senator
  • Whitman Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi - Faculty Advisor