Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights

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Anna-Maria Aksan, PhD, associate professor of economics, had her co-authored research paper, titled "Life Expectancy Across Countries: Convergence, Divergence and Fluctuations," accepted for publication in World Development.

John Aland, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, had his paper, “Equity Crowdfunding and the Characteristics of Voluntary Disclosure” accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial Reporting.

Rebecca Bloch, PhD, CPA, department chair and associate professor of accounting, was recognized by the American Accounting Association for her work as coordinator for the annual Government and Nonprofit (GNP) Section Midyear Meeting. In this role, Dr. Bloch is on a five-year path to becoming president of the GNP section.

Paul Caster, PhD, CPA, professor of accounting, was appointed to a special task force of the American Accounting Association Auditing Section Standards Committee. He also co-authored a paper, entitled “Comments by the Ad Hoc Task Force of the Auditing Standards Committee of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association on the Proposed Auditing Standard, The Auditor's Use of Confirmation and Other Proposed Amendments to PCAOB Standards" accepted for publication in Current Issues in Auditing.

Jo Ann Drusbosky, MS, instructor of the practice in accounting, received the Teaching Excellence Award For Dedicated Service to Students at the 2023 Fairfield Dolan Student and Faculty Recognition Ceremony.

Noradeen Farlekas, LPD, CFA, participated as a panelist in the Worldwide Climate Teach-In at Fairfield University.

Kara Hunter, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, Joan Lee, professor of accounting and Dawn W. Massey, professor of accounting, had their research paper, titled "Professional competencies for accountants: Advancing our understanding of soft skills" published as the lead article in the 25th volume of Research on Professional Responsibility and Research in Accounting.

Steven Kozlowski, PhD, assistant professor of finance, and Alexander Lytle ’22, MSF’23, xhad their paper “The January Anomaly and Anomalies in January” accepted for publication in Applied Finance Letters. Dr. Kozlowski also received the Outstanding Research Paper Award at the 2023 Fairfield Dolan Student and Faculty Recognition Ceremony.

Philip Maymin, PhD, associate professor of analytics and MSBA program director presented at the following conferences: “League of Legends and eSports Analytics” at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference; “Asset Allocation in Uncertain Times: Dynamic Approaches to Risk and Portfolio Management,” co-presented at TSAM Boston; “The impact of AI and GPT-4” as part of a FinTech panel at the Global WealthTech Summit. Dr. Maymin also co-authored the following: “Fairy Tales: Lessons from 150 Years of Drawdowns,” a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Portfolio Management, and “Agency in the Bible: Humans Wrestling with God,” a book chapter that will be included in “An Ode to Joy: Judaism and Happiness in the Thought of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Beyond.”

Camelia Micu, PhD, professor of marketing, received the Academic Advising Award Acknowledging Exemplary Advising and Guidance at the 2023 Fairfield Dolan Student and Faculty Recognition Ceremony.

Rajasree K. Rajamma, PhD, professor of marketing and Lin Lu, PhD, assistant professor of analytics, co-presented the paper “Exploring the Use of Emoji in Digital Content Marketing: The Consumer Perspective” at the Academy of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME) Conference.

David Schmidt, PhD, associate professor of business ethics and director of the Waide Center for Applied Ethics, was a guest speaker for a discussion hosted by Kyiv National Economic University, titled “Ethics in International Business.” He also participated in a roundtable discussion as part of Kyiv National Economic University's 90th Annual Student Conference, titled "Future of Business Ethics: International Dimensions."

Nazuk Sharma, PhD, associate professor of marketing, was appointed as an associate editor for the Journal of Consumer Marketing. She was also appointed as an editorial board reviewer for the Journal of Business Research.

Debra Strauss, JD, professor of business law, published her new book, Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships, third edition, West Academic Publishing, 2023.

Stanislav Vavilov, PhD, assistant professor of management, had the following papers accepted for publication: “Teaching Dark Side of Entrepreneurship Theories at Jesuit Business Schools: An Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm-based Perspective” in the Journal of Jesuit Business Education and “Global Development Agenda Meets Local Opportunities: The Rise of Development-focused Entrepreneurship Support” in Research Policy.

Han Yan, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, had her article ”Transforming internal auditing during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond” published in College and University Auditor.

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