Daniel L. Jensen

Deloitte & Touche Emeritus Professor of Accounting

e-mail: jensen.7@osu.edu
phone: (614) 292-9368
fax: (614) 292-2118
address: 400 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210




  • PhD, The Ohio State University
  • MS, University of Minnesota
  • BA, University of Minnesota

Areas of Expertise

  • Cost Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Accounting History


Professor Jensen was the director of the Master of Accounting Program in the Fisher College of Business. His research on cost accounting and auditing topics has been published in various journals including The Accounting Review and the Journal of Accounting Research. He has co-authored two textbooks and edited various books and collections including six volumes of collected writings in the Accounting Hall of Fame Series in Accounting History .

From 1993 to 1995, Professor Jensen was director of publications for the American Accounting Association, chaired the Association's Committee on Publications, and served on its Executive Committee. He has served as editor of Issues in Accounting Education and on the editorial boards of various scholarly journals; in addition, he is a trustee of the Academy of Accounting Historians and has served as its president. He has taught cost accounting and management control courses in the Ohio State Accounting Honors program for over twenty years in addition to other graduate and undergraduate accounting courses, and has chaired the Accounting Hall of Fame Committee since 1994.

Before joining The Ohio State University in 1980 as the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting, Professor Jensen was a member of the accounting faculties at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at Purdue University and served as a visiting professor at Indiana University at Bloomington. A Certified Public Accountant, he received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Minnesota (1962, 1964). In 1991, Professor Jensen received the Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator Award.

He is also the co-founder and ongoing co-producer of the widely acclaimed “CIO Solutions Gallery” series, nationally headquartered at the Fisher College of Business.