James "Jim" Sorensen, PhD, CPA, CGMA
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School of Accountancy
James Sorensen

Biography at a Glance

James E. Sorensen is professor of accountancy in the School of Accountancy in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, a position he has held since 1972. His behavioral-health research and publications include cost-determination and rate-setting as well as cost-outcome and cost-effectiveness of human-service programs. Sorensen’s work is often cited in the cost assessments of human-service agencies. His clients include federal, state and local behavioral-health agencies and providers in every state in the United States as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and the Republic of Palau.

His management accounting research and publications include the development and teaching of management accounting curricula and the analysis of careers in public and management accounting. He has worked closely with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) He has received the IMA’s Bulloch Innovations in Management Accounting Education Award and the Brummet Distinguished Academicians Service Award.

Sorensen has published more than 100 articles and more than a dozen chapters and texts. His research has appeared in more than 20 leading journals.


  • PhD, The Ohio State University, Accounting, Economics, Sociology
  • MBA, University of Denver, Accounting
  • BSBA, University of Denver, Business

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