Mikael C. Bergbrant, Ph.D.
Mikael C. Bergbrant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of
Economics and Finance, has as his main research interests the areas
of asset pricing and market efficiency. Even though most of his
work to date has focused on the domestic U.S. markets, he is
increasingly shifting his focus to international markets. He has
taught classes in Finance — ranging from Investments and Corporate
Finance to Research Methods and Money and Banking. He received his
Ph.D. in Finance from the University of South Florida and holds
M.B.A. and M.S.F. degrees.
Jason P. Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Jason P. Berkowitz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of
Economics and Finance, has prior finance work experience as a
controller for Aramark in their Sports & Entertainment Division
at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles. He was
also Director of Finance for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a Class A
Advanced affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. His present research
is in investments, real estate and behavioral finance, with recent
work focused on the unique opportunities in using sports data to
investigate financial problems. He earned his Ph.D. in Finance from
the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and a B.B.A. and M.S.F.
from The George Washington University.
David Chan, CPA, Ph.D.
David Chan, CPA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of
Accounting and Taxation, has worked as an auditor at a public
accounting firm and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in
the State of New York. His research interests include audit
quality, earnings quality, continuous auditing and the application
of technology in accounting and auditing. He earned his Ph.D. in
Management with a concentration in Accounting Information Systems
from Rutgers University, an M.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in
Finance from St. John's University.
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Cynthia Phillips, Ed.D.
Cynthia Phillips, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Accounting and
Taxation, earned her Ed.D. from St. John's University in 2010. She
also holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance. Dr.
Phillips has worked in management accounting and internal audit in
the financial services industry and currently serves as an
Associate Dean in the Tobin College of Business. Her research
interests are in the costs of higher education and the link between
governance and fiscal outcomes.
Petrina DiGangi, M.B.A.
Petrina DiGangi joins St. John's as an Instructor in the
Department of Marketing. Professor DiGangi earned her B.B.A. from
Iona College and her M.B.A. from St. John's University. She has
worked in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors in various
management positions. Professor DiGangi is an active member of the
Tobin College Alumni Association Board of Directors.
George Maggiore, M.B.A.
George Maggiore joins St. John’s as an Instructor in the
Department of Marketing. He has been an Adjunct Professor of
Marketing at St. John's University since 1984. He received his
B.B.A. in Marketing from Bernard M. Baruch College and an M.B.A. in
Marketing Management from St. John’s University. His research
interest is in the area of Consumer Behavior. During his
thirty-five year corporate business career in Marketing Management
and Marketing Research, he has directed research that has helped
create the marketing strategy and tactics for The Nestle Company,
JC Penney Company, Nabisco Company and National Grid. His most
recent position was Global, Customer and Marketing Research
Director for National Grid; the third largest investor owned
Utility in the world.
David M. Pooser, Ph.D.
David M. Pooser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Risk
Management, earned his Ph.D. at Florida State University. In 2011,
he was a visiting scholar at Ludwig-Maximilians University in
Munich, Germany, and taught a seminar in catastrophe research. He
has research experience with natural catastrophes and enterprise
Kevin Sun, Ph.D.
Kevin Sun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of
Accounting and Taxation, has taught at the University of Hawaii at
Manoa. He has worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in China, and
several hedge and mutual funds in the greater New York area. His
research focuses on the effect of international accounting
differences on stock markets around the world. He received his
Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Paul L. Walker, Ph.D.
Paul L. Walker, Ph.D, Full Professor, Department of Accounting
and Taxation, and the School of Risk Management, earned his B.B.A.
in Accounting from the University of Texas, Arlington and his Ph.D.
in Accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Walker
has done extensive work in the field of risk and has trained both
boards and executives around the world. He will hold the
Zurich/Schiro Chair in Enterprise Risk Management.