Tom Adams, Accounting
Tom Adams joined the Ph.D. Program in 2011. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania; he is also an Accounting Doctoral Scholarship (ADS) recipient. Tom received his B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance from La Salle University. Prior to joining Temple, Tom spent four years at KPMG LLP (audit) and two years at Teleflex Incorporated. Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and American Accounting Association. His research interests are in auditing and financial accounting. Tom will join the University of Connecticut as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in Fall 2016.
Bruno Barreto de Góes, International Business
Bruno Barreto de Góes is currently a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant at the Strategic Management and International Business Department at the Fox School of Business of Temple University. His current research interests include management of global supply chains, innovation strategies and the impact of environmental and social sustainability practices on management strategies. He has published several papers in the proceedings of national and international conferences, and is currently a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Strategic Management Society and Academy of Management. At Temple, he has been awarded a University Fellowship for academic achievement, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the University. He has also co-founded and been elected by his peers as president of the Doctoral Student Association of the Fox Business School. Mr. de Góes also holds an M.Sc. in business administration with concentrations in Marketing and International Business from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a B.A. with a major in Philosophy and a minor in French from Saint John’s University, MN. Mr. de Góes has worked as the Program Director for different certificate programs at the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business as well as a lecturer of three different disciplines in international business. Finally, from 2001 to 2004, he worked at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, where he acted as editor, assistant editor and translator for several of their publications.
Gyu Dong Kim, Risk Management and Insurance
Before joining the Ph.D. program in 2011, he received his B.S. in Mathematics (minor: Economics) and MBA in Risk & Insurance from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, and his M.S. (Distinguished Scholars and Dean’s Certificate of Excellence) in Actuarial Science from the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He also worked for Korea Insurance Development Institute (KIDI) as a certified actuary of Korea, and mainly worked on pricing, rating, and reserving of life & health insurance, annuities, and automobile insurance. He is working on factors affecting insurance purchases, longevity risks in the reverse mortgage program, and the relationship between CEO compensation and underwriting cycle. His research interests include rate regulation, longevity risk, governance, asymmetric information, underwriting cycle, and actuarial science.
So Yean Kwack, Accounting
So Yean Kwack joined the Ph.D program in Fall 2011. She holds a B.S. degree in English Language & Literature, minoring in Business Administration from Yonsei University and an M.B.A. degree from University of Michigan concentrating in Finance and Accounting. She passed her CPA exams in 2003 and has worked at HSBC Korea for four years as a senior financial analyst at Financial Control Department before joining Temple University. Her current research interest is in financial accounting. She enjoys traveling and good food. So Yean will join the City University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in Fall 2016.
Ahreum Lee, International Business
Ahreum Lee is currently a PhD student majoring in International Business and Strategic Management Department at the Fox school of Business, Temple University. Her research interests include subsidiary knowledge creation, innovation in emerging economies, corporate governance and ownership strategies in emerging economy firms. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Chinese Literature from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea and holds an M.S. in International Business at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has industry experience working as an analyst in credit rating industry in Korea.
Sophie Li Liang, Accounting
Sophie Li Liang joined the Ph.D. program in Fall 2011. She is a University Presidential Fellowship recipient. She holds a B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude and a M.S. degree in Accounting from Hunter College – the City University of New York. She has three years of professional experience in corporate accounting and federal, state and local taxation in various CPA firms and private companies. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys playing piano and flute, painting and caring for shelter cats. Sophie will join the Binghamton University SUNY as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in Fall 2016.
Michael Puleo, Finance
Michael joined the PhD program at the Fox School of Business in 2011. Before coming to Temple University, Michael earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Finance at the University of Florida. His primary research interests focus on agency conflicts in corporate finance, particularly with regard to managerial ownership and hedging. He maintains a commitment to high quality in teaching, and continually strives to provide innovative and interactive learning opportunities for students.
Jamie Weathers, Finance
Jamie moved from Louisville, KY in the summer of 2011 to join the PhD program in the Finance Department at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. She holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Louisville.
Prior to joining the Fox School of Business at Temple University, Jamie worked as a Midwest Regional Energy Buyer for an energy consultant firm, Summit Energy (now a subsidiary of Schneider Electric).
Jamie’s research interests are focused in empirical corporate finance. She is currently studying the relationship between employee treatment and firm value for large publicly held corporations.
Yanqing Zhang, Risk Management and Insurance
Yanqing Zhang joined the Ph.D. program of the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management, Temple University in Fall 2007. She is Assistant Editor of Risk Management and Insurance Review. She earned her Master of Finance in insurance and Bachelor’s degree in economics specializing in finance from University of International Business and Economics in China. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked for a global company and a professional consulting company. Her research interests include efficiency performance of insurance industry, insolvency, reinsurance.