Benjamin Silliman is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Service at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He studies and publishes articles dealing with federal tax policy, state and local governmental finance and accounting, and not-for-profit organizations. Benjamin is also a Professor of Accountancy at St. John’s University’s Peter J. Tobin College of Business where he has received several teaching awards, including the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Faculty Fellowship Award. He served as associate dean of faculty from 2011 to 2013.
In addition, Benjamin has published in a variety of scholarly publications including the Journal of Business and Accounting, Journal of Business and Finance, CPA Journal, Commercial Lending Review, and Bank Accounting and Finance. In 2015, Benjamin was awarded the Max Block Distinguished Article Awardby the editors of the CPA Journal.
Prior to academia, Benjamin worked as a CPA and tax consultant for Arthur Andersen & Co in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and worked as a higher education administrator and director at NYU and the City University of New York. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York and Colorado.
Benjamin has BA and MA in accountancy from the University of Mississippi, a MT (taxation) from the University of Denver, a MA and Ed.D. in higher education administration from New York University, a MA in Economics and Education from Columbia University, and a MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.