Alison Romanowski, Yazbeck Sarkees, Stacey Woock, Dr. Qing Yang, and Tahmina Ahmed.

The Holzschuh College of Business Administration welcomed the following faculty at the start of the fall 2023 semester:

Alison Romanowski is a faculty fellow in accounting and business law. She holds a Juris Doctor from the State University of New York Buffalo Law School, an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Canisius College. She is a CPA and a licensed attorney in New York state and a member of the Erie County Bar Association. Her professional experience includes small business accounting and business law, and her research focuses on tax cost segregations, job cost management, business ethics, bankruptcy law, and foreclosure protection.

Yazbeck Sarkees is a faculty fellow in supply chain management. He holds both an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Niagara University. He has more than 30 years of diverse experience in strategy, transformation, communication, relationship building, operations, negotiation, transportation, data analytics, 3pl/4pl supply chain, Ecommerce, cost control, and project management with companies including Fleet Bank, Ingram Micro, and Ceva Logistics.

Stacey Woock is a faculty fellow in marketing. She holds both an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Niagara University. Her professional experience includes positions as CEO for SLS Marketing in West Seneca, N.Y.; SBA economic injury disaster loan officer and SBA PPP loan fraud specialist for Highlight Technologies in Fairfax, Va.; and portfolio analyst for Trufund Financial in New York City.

Dr. Qing Yang is an assistant professor of finance. He holds a Ph.D. in finance and a master’s degree in accounting from Louisiana Tech University, and a bachelor’s degree in international business from Beijing Union University, China. His areas of research include empirical asset pricing, corporate finance, and the impact of social networks of fund managers on hedge fund performance. He co-authored a paper, “The role of dividends and investor sentiment in the relation between idiosyncratic risk and expected returns,” that was published in Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting in September 2023.

In Vaughan, Ontario, Tahmina Ahmed joined the faculty as an accounting instructor. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Schulich School of Business at York University, and holds a master’s degree in accounting from The Ohio State University and both an MBA and a BBA from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her research interests include social media communication, information disclosure, reporting quality, and big data analytics. She has presented her research at several professional conferences and is currently investigating controversial tweets and their capital market consequences.