Ed Kaplan

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
B.S. Accounting

Ed Kaplan currently earns his living as an information technology consultant developing and implementing business intelligence (a.k.a., data mart or data warehouse) solutions. Prior to this line of work, Ed held the position of Group Controller for Hilite Industries, Inc., an automotive manufacturer with facilities located in the United States, France and Germany. Prior to joining Hilite Industries, Ed was the Vice-President of Finance and Information Technology for Northern Stamping, Inc., an automotive manufacturer, acquired by Hilite Industries. Ed has also worked as a Manager in the Management Consulting practice of Ernst & Young, LLP, and has held a variety of financial positions with Lincoln Electric, Gencorp, and Motorola.

Ed is a licensed C.P.A. and has earned an M.S. in Accounting from Purdue University Global (formerly Kaplan University), an M.B.A. from Kent State University, and a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University.

Ed has also co-authored articles and cases appearing in The Journal of Cost Management and The Journal of Accounting Case Research.

Courses Taught

STAT 2001 - Business Statistics


MBA, Kent State University

MS, Kaplan University

Public Service

Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund, Board Member -

Penn-Mont Academy, Board Member - Hollidaysburg


Kaplan, E. A. (2008). JM Custom Wheels, Inc.: Ethics in Loan Collateral Reporting. Accounting Perspectives

Kaplan, E. A. (2001). Acme Axle, inc.. Journal of Accounting Case Research

Kaplan, E. A. (2001). Baseline Racquet Sports. Journal of Accounting Case Research

Kaplan, E. A. (1998). Value Chain Analysis: A Strategic Approach to Cost Management. Journal of Cost Management


Kaplan, E. A. (2004). JM Wheels Inc.: A Case in Business Ethics. American Accounting Association

Kaplan, E. A. (1998). Strategic cost management: A value chain approach. Western Decision Science Institute