About Ed Gamble



Ed Gamble is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, Montana State University. He joined the faculty in 2013, the year he finished his Ph.D. Ed’s primary reason for moving to Montana was the natural beauty. Phrases like “The Last Best Place”, “Big Sky Country”, and the “Treasure State” are commonly used to refer to this beautiful state. World class skiing, mountain biking, and hiking have contributed to a healthy lifestyle and a specific energy for research. Ed’s research stream focuses on social enterprise accounting, including non-profits, certified B corporations, and foundations. Prior to working at Montana State University Ed was an external research fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Germany. 

Ed immigrated to Canada as a child from Ireland. He is both a Canadian and Irish citizen (and more recently a green card holder in the United States). Ed has lived, worked and traveled to Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America. In total Ed has spent time in more than 40 countries around the world (see map below).

Ed is married to Janet, who is a Dietetics Instructor in the Health and Human Development Department at Montana State University. Janet is a past Olympian and a marvelous cook. They have two miniature schnauzer dogs named Keebler and Tetley.


Countries Ed Gamble has travelled to, lived in, and/or worked in


Lancaster University Management School, EnglandDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), 2013

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Canada, 2012

University College Dublin, IrelandMasters of Business Administration (MBA), 2004

Villanova University Law School, USAMasters of Taxation (MT), Current

McMaster University, School of Business, CanadaBachelor of Commerce (B.Comm), 2002


My understanding is that Professor Dweck coined the phrase “growth mindset”. I think the premise of this logic is rooted in the desire to want to learn, believing that you can learn, and placing a priority on learning. So, in the spirit of the growth mindset, and to improve my brain plasticity, I have tried to learn a few new things over the last two years. I parse my leanings into three buckets: hands on skills, academic knowledge, and athletic endeavors. With the help of friends, I have been restoring a 1938 International 1-ton truck. I picked this truck up from my wife’s family farm, for her birthday. It was her grandfather’s harvesting truck. From an academic perspective, I have been taking graduate tax courses from Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law. Athletically, I have tried to learn how to tele ski and more recently have tried CrossFit.