Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the last name of Mary Beth Armstrong.
The annual award recognizes accounting instructors and practitioners who have made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting. Cal Poly is the only educational institution to have two faculty members receive the award, according to the university.
Mintz joins previous Cal Poly award-winner Mary Beth Armstrong, who received the award in 2009.
Mintz was honored at the AAA’s annual meeting in Chicago in August. His “Accounting” textbook has been used by 40 colleges and universities. He also writes blogs on ethics issues in business and society at www.ethicssage.com and on workplace ethics at www.workplaceethicsadvice.com.