Richard Ardito

Richard Ardito, D.B.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting/ Program Director of Masters in Accounting

Office Phone: (951) 343-5574
Email: rardito@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Office Location: Tyler Plaza, Suite 200
Office Hours: Mondays 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Wednesdays 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
D.B.A. Accounting Liberty University 2017
M.B.A. Management California Baptist University 2012
B.S. Accounting California Baptist University 2007

Classes Taught

ACC 250 - Principles of Accounting 1
ACC 251 - Principles of Accounting 2
ACC 310 - Intermediate Accounting 1
ACC 311 - Intermediate Accounting 2
ACC 320 - Cost Accounting
ACC 330 - Government & Not-For-Profit Accounting
ACC 410 - Advanced Accounting
ACC 420 - Accounting Information Systems
ACC 430 - Federal Income Tax Accounting
ACC 520 - Advanced Topics in Managerial Accounting 
ACC 565 - Advanced Accounting Information Systems
CIS 270 - Business IT Application
CIS 265 - Information Systems Essentials
BUS 512 - Management of Information Systems

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Accounting, Management, Environmental Legislation's Affect on Buinsess

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Adjunct Professor of Accounting - Biola University

MPACC 629 - Government and Nonprofit Accounting

Adjunct Professor of Accounting - Park University

ACC 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting

ACC 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

FI 360 - Financial Management

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Ardito, R. (2017, December). Productivity and the California global warming solutions act: An examination of cost of compliance utilizing plant level data in the portland cement mining and manufacturing industry.  Dissertation Defended and Published

Frederick, T., Dunbar, S., Purrington, S., Fisher S., Ardito, R. (2017, September). Exploring the relative contributions of self and mindfulness differentiation for predicting burnout. Nova Science Publishers

Ardito, R., Simnjanovski, R., Sturz, D., Dunbar, S. (2017, January). Personalized weekly overviews: A comparison of text and video notifications measuring student engagement, achievement and misunderstanding in an online classroom.  Presented at Clute Institute International Conference on Education with co-authors Riste Simnjanovski and Dominick Sturz

Simnjanovski, R., Morris, E., Dunbar, S., Ardito, R. (2016, January). Trashing your textbook: Self-Regulated learning through the use of vignettes, cases, primary sources and the real world as an alternative to publisher texts. Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education


“Work and Family Balance” Co Presenters: Thomas Frederick, Scott Dunbar, Yvonne Thai. Fall Faculty Training. California Baptist University.  Riverside, California. August 16, 2017

“Student Understanding of Tax Treatment of Student Loan Interest.” Co Presenters: Ken Minesinger, Julianna Browning.  Christian Business Faculty Association.  Point Loma Nazarene University. San Diego, California.  October 26, 2018.

“Marketing an Accounting and Tax Service Organization: The 4Ps of a Start-up organization.” Co Presenters: Rick Ardito, Joe Putulowski, Robert Crosby.  CLUTE International Conference on Business Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.  January 2019.

“Effects of Quiz Time Limitations in Non-Traditional Learning Environments.” Co Presenters: Scott Dunbar, Riste Simnjanovski, Rick Ardito, Dominick Sturz.  CLUTE International Conference on Business. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.  January 2019.

Minesinger, K., Ardito, R. Business tax changes in the tax cuts and jobs act. (2018).Business Law News, California Lawyers Association. 2018(2)

Ardito, R., Simnjanovski, R., Sturz, D., Dunbar, S., Keneaster, J.  Personalized Weekly overviews: A comparison of text and video notifications measuring student Engagement, achievement and misunderstanding in an online classroom.  Journal of International Education Research.

Simnjanoviski, R., Davis, D., Ardito, R., Dunbar, S.  Trashing your textbook: Self-regulated learning through the use of vignettes, cases, and primary sources as an Alternative to publisher texts. Journal of International Education Research.

Church Membership / Activities

Member - Oasis High Desert Church
Community group leader

Community Service / Involvement

Tax and Consulting Practice in the High Desert area, serving local individuals and businesses. 

Social Entrepreneur and founder of www.carryourcause.org

Head Coach for youth soccer teams

Shooting coach for Women on Target - introducing women to shooting sports

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

I have a radiant wife, Cassie, and two amazing kids, Reagan (2) and Rocco (8 Months)

I enjoy cycling, golf and photography. 

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

Rejoice in the Lord Always.  I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. 

Philippians 4:4-8