Accounting and Finance

Academic Department

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Sevante Metcalf, Coordinator 2012 -

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    Stephanie Yates, Director 2015 -

    Dr. Stephanie Yates earned her B.S. in Marketing, M.B.A. in Accounting and M.A. in International Economics from the University of Cincinnati. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She is also an Accredited Financial Counselor ® , a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™, and a Registered Financial Consultant ®

    In 2004, Dr. Yates became the first director of the Hickey Financial Technology Center at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. From 2005-200...

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    Teresa Conover, Department Chairperson 2019 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Angel Smith, Instructor (P) 2009 -

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    Arline Savage, Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Ave Jack, Instructor (P) 2011 -

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    Caleb Houston, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

    Caleb Houston is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research and teaching focuses on topics in corporate finance and investments. He has taught numerous sections including: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, and Financial Markets and Institutions. He seeks to engage students by teaching from a perspective that is relevant and provides necessary information for operating in the business sector. Outside of the class...

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    Chen Song, Instructor (P) 2014 -

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    Christopher Edmonds, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

    Chris Edmonds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the UAB Collat School of Business. He coordinates the mass section face-to-face and online Principles of Accounting courses. Dr. Edmonds teaches accounting with a business decision-making approach. Today’s market values critical thinking more than the ability to follow a set of manual accounting procedures. His courses are flipped and very interactive. For his online accounting classes, he has created hundreds...

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    Daniel Sanabria, Instructor - Visiting (P) 2017 -

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    Eddie Nabors, Instructor (P) 2011 -

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    Edward Thomas, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P) 2017 -

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    Frank Messina, Professor (P) 2009 -

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    Jackie Russell, Instructor (P) 2013 -

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    James Byrd Jr., Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

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    James Worrell, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

    James L. 'Jamey' Worrell is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he primarily teaches internal auditing, IT auditing, and accounting information systems. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, he was the IT Internal Audit Manager for a Fortune 1000 financial services firm and worked as an Information Technology Auditor and Information Security Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopersLLP. He obtained his M.Acc. and Ph.D. at Florida State University, and hol...

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    Jenice Prather-Kinsey, Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Jennifer Edmonds, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Jennifer Hamrick, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Jinyi Fu, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Lisa-Ann Polack, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Lisa-Ann received her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. She also holds a Bachelors in Accounting and a Masters in Taxation. Lisa-Ann is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of Florida. Her research interests are corporate governance, corporate tax strategy, tax avoidance and tax evasion, and corporate social responsibility. Lisa-Ann teaches Individual Income Tax, and Corporate Income Tax.

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    Marena Messina, Instructor - Visiting and Visiting Instructor (P) 2020 -

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    Maria Athienitis, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Mark Edmonds, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Mark A. Edmonds, Ph.D., CPA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has taught principles and advanced accounting classes in face-to-face, flipped, and online formats. Dr. Edmonds began his career providing assurance services for the internationally recognized accounting firm Ernst & Young. At the conclusion of his professional service, he obtained his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He serves as th...

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    Murat Tanju, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2010 -

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    Ryan Davis, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Ryan Leece, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Samar Ashour, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Sevante Metcalf, Instructor (P) 2012 -

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    Stephanie Yates, Associate Professor (P) 2009 -

    Dr. Stephanie Yates earned her B.S. in Marketing, M.B.A. in Accounting and M.A. in International Economics from the University of Cincinnati. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She is also an Accredited Financial Counselor ® , a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™, and a Registered Financial Consultant ®

    In 2004, Dr. Yates became the first director of the Hickey Financial Technology Center at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. From 2005-200...

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    Teresa Conover, Professor (P) 2019 -

  • Non-faculty Academic Position

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    Charles Stone, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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    James Knight, Credentialed Course Instructor 2018 -

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    Morgan Furgerson, Credentialed Course Instructor 2019 -

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    Patrick West, Credentialed Course Instructor 2010 -

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    Rachelle Robinson, Credentialed Course Instructor 2014 -

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    Shufen Hsu, Credentialed Course Instructor 2020 -

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