College of Business Administration Welcomes New Faculty

October 5, 2012  |  by Brent Feuz

The College of Business Administration welcomes the following new full time faculty members for the 2012-2013 school year:

  • Mr. Steven Gattuso, assistant professor of accounting
  • Dr. Sean Tsuhsiang Hsu, assistant professor of management
  • Dr. Jay Walker, Assistant Professor of Economics

In addition, Mr. Evan Wardner, instructor of economics and finance, joins the college for the fall semester.   

Gattuso brings his expertise and background from his previous position as the assistant vice president portfolio manager with M&T Bank. He received his CMA and CPA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his MBA in finance from Canisius College. He is also a certified financial planner (CFP), a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and currently the president of the CFA Society of Buffalo. Professor Gattuso is currently affiliated with the Courier Capital Corporation, a company specializing in investments and financial consulting.   

Dr. Hsu received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the Katz School at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. He also holds an MBA in international business from National Taiwan University (1998).  Dr. Hsu is a recipient of the University of Pittsburgh’s Roger Ahlbrandt Sr. Fellowship (2007-2009), a student honoree (2008), and International Business Center’s Grant (2009).  Before starting his doctoral studies, Dr. Hsu worked as a department head of product management in the digital display industry. His research has been accepted by several peer-review books and encyclopedia entry, including Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances, Wiley Encyclopedia of Technology of Innovation Management, and Strategic Alliances in a Globalizing World. In 2013, his studies will be integrated into a MBA course to help students design strategies for creating and competing in the world of convergence.

Dr. Walker joins the faculty after completing his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Memphis. He is originally from Arkansas and has experience in both the insurance and retail industries. Dr. Walker traveled to Colombia this summer where he presented his paper, HIV and Recent Trends in Abortion Rates, at the Medellin at Universidad EAFIT. He is also currently working on two other papers, one discussing the determinants of college success and the other focusing on U.S. trade policy regarding anti-dumping duties. Dr. Walker’s research interests include the economics of education, international trade and public economics.

Wardner, a private practitioner in financial services for over 20 years, has been brought on board to teach economics and finance classes for the fall semester while Dr. Abdiweli Ali is on leave serving as the prime minister of Somalia. Evan received his MBA from the State University of Buffalo at New York and holds his CFP certification.