Assistant Professor of Accounting
Jason “Dr. Stan” Stanfield, assistant professor of accounting, received his PhD in management with specialization in accounting from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in 2011. He also holds an MBA from Ball State University, and an undergraduate degree in management and accounting from Purdue. Before joining the faculty at Ball State, Jason was an instructor at Purdue. Prior to his doctoral studies, Jason had a career in sales management and was also an entrepreneur.
Jason’s research focuses on tax administration, compliance, and avoidance, with a particular interest in the second and further order effects of tax policy on both companies and individuals. His research has been published in The Accounting Review.
In the classroom, Jason has taught courses in accounting information systems, financial accounting, and managerial accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels, but his passion is teaching undergraduate classes in taxation. During his time at Purdue, he was consistently recognized as a top performer in the classroom, including receipt of the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2014, selected by the graduating seniors of the School of Management. Jason was also a nationally-recognized Top-25 instructor for the Becker CPA Review in 2013 and 2014.
Jason and his wife Christina are proud parents of two daughters, and as a family they enjoy spending much of their free time in the warmer months doing watersports and other outdoor activities. Jason also enjoys technology, gadgets, and power sports of all kinds.