The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization, has named SUNY Old Westbury Associate Professor Dr. David Glodstein as its 2022 Educator of the Year.
The honor was one of the prestigious ACFE Outstanding Achievement Awards presented during the 33RD Annual AFCE Global Fraud Conference, held recently in Nashville, Tennessee. The Educator of the Year Award is presented to an ACFE member teaching in a college or university who has made an outstanding contribution in anti-fraud education.
“It is an incredible honor just to have been nominated, much less to have been named the winner,” said Glodstein. “However, my goal is to be sure that SUNY Old Westbury students are prepared for any and all opportunities related to fraud examination and forensic accounting and to see them succeed. Through our M.S. in Forensic Accounting and Justice for Fraud Victims Project, we give students the detailed, comprehensive and practical education they need to work in this fast-growing and changing field.”
Among the reasons for Glodstein’s honor was his development of the College’s M.S. in Forensic Accounting program. The only program of its kind on Long Island, the 30-credit program is offered over a three-semester arc in one calendar year and enables students both to meet the 150-credit hour requirement to qualify for CPA licensure in New York State and to prepare for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam.
A resident of Huntington, New York, Glodstein was also recognized for his leadership in creating The SUNY Old Westbury Justice for Fraud Victims Project (JFVP). Founded in 2019, the JFVP offers victims of fraud across Long Island support in their pursuit of restitution while also providing vital skill-building experience for the College’s students. JFVP’s goal is to assist victims of suspected financial fraud in cases where forensic investigative services are limited or too costly.
An associate professor in the department of accounting, taxation and business law within the SUNY Old Westbury School of Business, Glodstein has been a member of the College’s faculty since 1999. He has been a member of the ACFE since 2000 and a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2001.
“This is a well-deserved award for Dr. Glodstein and recognition of the quality of his efforts to impact future accountants through experiences both in the classroom and in the real world,” Dr. Shalei Simms, acting dean of the SUNY Old Westbury School of Business. “His dedication and commitment to his profession and academic discipline and continuous focus on the success of each and every student reflects well the spirit of our faculty and the expertise they share every day.”
Learn more about the M.S. in Forensic Accounting program and the College’s Justice for Fraud Victims Project at www.oldwestbury.edu/