School of Accountancy - Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

W. P. Carey School of Business faculty members are world-class teachers, researchers, practitioners and thought leaders who bring classroom learning to life. Their research production ranks in the top 25 in the world among business schools and they serve as consultants to more than 300 companies and government agencies.

They also contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and are sought out as experts in their fields by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, USA Today, CNN and National Public Radio.

Our students work alongside faculty mentors in conducting and publishing research, providing consultation to local businesses and creating strategies to address real-world business challenges.

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Dr. Michael Garverick joins us as a clinical assistant professor from Georgia State University where he completed his doctorate.  Dr. Garverick’s dissertation addresses motives and barriers to cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection for small to medium entities.  He teaches Accounting Information Systems and Managerial Accounting and his research interests include cloud computing, ERP systems and decision making. His business experience includes working as a financial analyst and as a consultant on ERP/accounting systems design and implementation.

Dr. Janet Huston joins us as a clinical assistant professor from the University of South Florida.  She earned her PhD at Texas A&M University and teaches financial accounting.  Dr. Huston’s research interests include tax and financial reporting, specifically how firms respond to changes in tax law or changes in accounting principles. She has professional experience with Deloitte & Touche.

Dr. Ryan Huston joins us as an assistant professor from the University of South Florida.  He earned his PhD from Texas A&M University and teaches both graduate and undergraduate tax courses.  Dr. Huston’s research interests include how companies respond to changes in tax law and how companies manage earnings to meet financial reporting goals.  He worked with both Arthur Andersen and KPMG in taxation prior to entering academics.

Dr. Yinghua Li joins us as an associate professor. Before joining ASU, she served on the faculty at Purdue University and Baruch College. Major research interests include corporate governance, shareholder activism, shareholder litigation, and corporate disclosure. Her research has been published in leading finance and accounting journals such as Journal of Financial Economics and The Accounting Review. She earned her PhD at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Eldar Maksymov joins us as an assistant professor from Cornell University where he completed his PhD. He teaches the principles of auditing course in the accounting program.  Dr. Maksymov’s research examines factors that affect judgment of decision-makers in audit and audit litigation settings.  Prior to entering academics, Eldar worked as an audit senior with Deloitte & Touche.

Eric D. Rosano joins us as a Lecturer.  He currently teaches Introduction to Accounting.  Most recently, he worked as a tax accountant for EY in their Financial Services Office in Philadelphia.  Eric earned his Master’s in Taxation from Arizona State University. Prior to earning his master’s degree, he served for over 6 years in the United States Army, retiring at the rank of sergeant.

Dr. Melissa Samuelson joins us as a clinical assistant professor from Thunderbird School of Global Management where, in addition to teaching and performing research she served as the Director of International Programs.  She teaches ethics in the undergraduate program. Her global experience informs her research interests in corruption and the ability of non- profit organizations to balance social and financial sustainability in emerging economies.  She earned her PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has a graduate degree in economic development from the University of Melbourne.  Prior to entering academics she consulted with various non- profit organizations, including the Afghanistan Relief Organization (Kabul) and Ray of Hope (Kathmandu, Nepal).