Cassandra Andrews works as a General Accountant with the Houston Texans. She graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters of Science in Accountancy degree at University of St. Thomas.
Natalie Baker is a Cameron School of Business graduate student working to obtain her Masters degree in accounting. Natalie is the President of Celts Toastmasters, a Beta Gamma Sigma Vice President, and she is the graduate student representative for the UST Sustainability Committee.
University of St. Thomas- MBA Candidate
Georgina Bastidas born in and grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. She earned a Bachelor Science in Psychology at Andres Bello Catholic University. She has performed several years as Professional Change Management Consultant with diverse industry experience in delivery of well-planned, executed and implemented change on a global scale. She is pursuing a Master of Business Administration at University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. At present, she is working as Research Assistant for the Center for Ethical Leadership and collaborates as a volunteer at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Dr. S. Gulfem Bayram teaches corporate finance, financial management, and international finance. She is also the MBAE (Masters of Business Administration with emphasis on Education) program co-director at UST. Her research interests include behavioral finance, asset pricing and market efficiency in emerging markets, modeling of stock market volatilities in emerging markets. Read more
MIB Candidate – University of St. Thomas
Barbara was born in Argentina. She is an international student at University of St. Thomas, earning her MIB. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Master’s degree in International relations and Diplomacy from the University of Padua, Italy.
BBA candidate- Finance Major, Univ. St.Thomas
Jason Brancato is a Finance major in the BBA program in the Cameron School of Business. In addition, he is a student-athlete playing basketball for the University of St. Thomas.
Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Pierre Canac teaches international economics, international finance and financial derivatives. His areas of research include economic integration, globalization and financial fraud.
Vanessa Canac earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering at University of Texas. She currently works as an engineer in Austin, Texas.
BBA in Marketing & MBA in International Business -Univ. of St. Thomas
Ernesto Cedeño is originally from Ecuador and graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a BBA in Marketing (2005) and an MBA in International Business (2011). He is currently a Customer Care Supervisor at Emerson focused on the Latin American market. He serves on the board of Houston Guayaquil Sister City Association as Vice-President, contributes with the SPE The Way Ahead global young professional’s publication and the OTC – The Next Wave young professional’s annual event.
BBA – Finance, University of St. Thomas
Jose is a first generation college student. He completed his associate’s degree at Houston Community College before transferring to UST. He chose UST because the university’s goal to educate leaders of faith and character, and he feels confident that this type of education has prepared him to be a great leader in the business world. He will graduate with his BBA in finance in May 2015.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Dr. Yiying Cheng teaches derivatives, financial management, and fixed income.
BBA, Finance- University of St. Thomas, May 2016
Cameron Coffey is a senior at the University of St. Thomas. He will graduate in May 2016 with a BBA in Finance. Before arriving at UST in 2013, he played professional baseball with the Baltimore Orioles for four years.
Master of Science – Finance – University of St. Thomas – candidate
Jeffrey Coburn is a Master of Science in Finance student. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in Taiwan, Chile, and the People’s Republic of China.
MBA- Marketing- University of St. Thomas – candidate
Angie is an Industrial Designer pursuing an MBA with concentration in marketing at the Cameron School of Business. She was born Colombia where she completed her bachelor’s degree. She did her last undergraduate semester in the Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. Angie currently works as a freelance graphic designer in Euttopia, a graphic design business she founded at the end of 2015. Since the Fall of 2014, she has been the President of the Business Ethics Society.
Professor; Cameron Endowed Chair of Management & Marketing
Dr. Charles K. Davis teaches information systems project management, information systems executive management, telecommunications systems, systems analysis and design. His areas of research include information technology management, information systems architectures and information systems planning and control.
University of St. Thomas – MBA student
Visiting Assistant Professor of MGMT/MKTG, Univ. of St. Thomas
Dr. Dowden brings her background in writing, speaking and psychology to her Business Communication’s classroom. Her research areas include leadership, personalities in the workplace and scholarship of teaching and learning.
Professor of Management Information Systems
Dr. Charlene Dykman is an authority on the management of technology and international business management. Dykman has many years of managerial experience in student housing and as a senior business analyst. She was a Fulbright Fellow in 2005. She can speak on Internet-based education, management of technology, social issues of technology and international business management. Read more
UST – BBA/MBA Candidate
Brian Ehlinger is a graduate student in the Cameron School of Business pursuing a BBA/MBA in Accounting with a Finance minor. Brian is the treasurer of the UST Knights of Columbus Council 13940 and treasurer of the UST Accounting Society. Brian will graduate from UST’s 5-year BBA/MBA program in May 2016.
Human Resource Coordinator – University of St. Thomas
Janelle Escayg was born and raised in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago. She is currently pursuing an MBA in International Business and Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of St. Thomas. She earned a Master of Science in Human Resources Management in 2011 from Houston Baptist University.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Ramon Fernandez’s areas of research include income taxation, financial accounting and accounting education. He can speak on income taxation, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, and financial accounting.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Follis’ teaching and research deal mainly with applied statistics. He teaches a variety of statistics courses based course for undergraduates and graduate students. His main areas of research involve analyzing data for the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium and sports analytics. Additionally, Dr. Follis is a member of the faculty at the UST Music Preparatory School, where he directs a Math and Music Academy every summer.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Economics
Dr. Wan-Ju Iris Franz is a visiting assistant professor in economics at the University of St. Thomas. Her teaching and research interests include behavioral economics, microeconomics, and applied game theory. At leisure, she enjoys playing the flute, especially J.S. Bach’s pieces. She also loves spending time with her husband and their two little girls.
Cameron School of Business – BBA, Finance Candidate
Julian Fuentes is a Finance Student at the University of St. Thomas. He is Vice President of the Residence Council, Member of the Cameron School of Business Student Council, Student Government Association Senator and and officer in the Knights of Columbus. He hopes to one day be a business leader and a philanthropist.
University of St. Thomas, Master of Science in Finance
Cameron School of Business-Sophomore, University of St. Thomas
Sergio Gonzalez is currently a sophomore and hoping to graduate with a Master’s degree in economics.He is an active member on campus who is involved in SGA and works closely with admissions staff. His main interests are “all things” automotive and current events in economics as well as politics.
UST BBA/MBA – Accounting Candidate
Natalie is currently pursuing her BBA/MBA at The University of St. Thomas with a focus in accounting. She will start career in auditing with Ernst and Young upon graduating .
Associate Professor of Management & Marketing
Dr. Sujin Horwitz’s research interests encompass team diversity and outcomes, cross-cultural HR issues, and teamwork in multidisciplinary setting. She can speak on topics related to teamwork and diversity in organizations.
Master in Finance candidate, 2015, University of St. Thomas
Denily Acosta Izzo graduated as a Journalist from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and with a MBA from the Caribbean International University. Currently she is in the second year of the Master in Finance program at the University of St. Thomas. After eight years of experience as a News-producer in Venezuela, she moved to Houston, Texas to gain expertise in Finance and develop a career in investment banking and financial news. She is passionate about learning, ethical leadership, and business management. As a CSB graduate student, she leads the Business Latin-American Association (BLA) to develop the Houston-based professional community interested in US-Latin America commercial relations, by offering programs of value such as professional networking and education.
MBA Candidate- University of St.Thomas
Gregory Krueger is currently at University of St. Thomas pursuing an MBA in Management Information Systems and International Business. He is currently employed as a Senior Operator Technician for ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Baytown, Texas within the Baytown Technology and Engineering Complex. In addition, Gregory is also currently the President of the Cameron Business Society and a mentor through ExxonMobil’s ACE-SASE to help mentor college students and help them with goals on obtaining jobs within the Chemicals and Oil & Gas industries.
MBA Candidate 2016 – University of St.Thomas
Aldon Landers is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas and expects to simultaneously complete his degree in May 2016 and commission into the U. S. Army as an officer. As the Public Relations Officer for the Graduate Student Association Programming Board, he enjoys promoting university events and social gatherings.
Cameron School of Business,University of St. Thomas, Senior
Brittany is in her fourth year of her undergraduate career at University of St.Thomas. Her major is General Business, Pre-Law. She is completing her BBA/MBA in the Cameron School of Business and plans to graduate in 2017.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr. Shabnam Lutafali can speak on women in development, microfinance institutions and poverty, economic and ecological development and challenges and urban slums and poverty.
University of St. Thomas – BBA/MBA Accounting Major
Austin is pursuing his BBA/MBA in accounting at the University of St. Thomas. Having served in the United States Army, he brings to the table the same “Rangers lead the way!” mentality that has been deep-seated in his leadership training. Currently, Austin works full-time in accounting at Mohle Adams.
Ally Montillo is a University of St. Thomas alumna, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in International Studies and also holds a B.A. in Psychology. She has worked in international business development for various sectors including aviation, energy, and government. She is currently with the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Division while she pursues her Masters in International Business at the Cameron School of Business. Recently, Ally was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Graduate Student Association and looks forward to contributing to enhance student life and provide support to the student clubs and organizations at UST.
Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Morefield joined the University of Saint Thomas in 1980 and teaches undergraduate and MBA classes. Dr. Morefield received his PhD. in Economics from Duke University in 1977, an M.A. in Economics from Duke in 1975, and a B.S. in Business and Economics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1972. He has authored and co-authored several refereed journal and proceedings articles. His primary research interests are economic development and demographic transition, international trade, environmental economics, economics of health and medical care, economic education, and industrial organization.
Assistant Professor, MGMT & MKTG- UST, CSB
Dr. Elham Mousavidin teaches operations and supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, simulation and management information systems. Her research areas include integration of information technologies in supply chains, and business process change and implementation of information technologies.
Director, The Center for Faith and Culture
Fr. Donald Nesti teaches at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Theology and is the Director of the Center for Faith and Culture.. Fr. Nesti founded the Center in 1994 in response to Pope John Paul II’s 1982 creation of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
University of St. Thomas – Master of Science in Finance Candidate
Nguyen is working on her Master of Science in Finance at University of St. Thomas. She works for the Cameron School of Business as a Finance Tutor She also serves as the President of Beta Alpha Psi- an honor organization for Finance, Accounting, and Information System Students at UST.
University of St. Thomas -MBA Candidate in Accounting and Finance
Tho is an international student pursuing a MBA with concentrations in Accounting and Finance at the Cameron School of Business. In 2014, she earned her bachelor degrees in Business Tourism Management and Business Communication from Arizona State University. Originally from Vietnam, Tho hopes to contribute to the diversity and the global business professional perspectives at UST.
University of St. Thomas – BBA/MBA Finance (2017)
Tracy Nguyen will complete her last year of study at University of St. Thomas (UST) in 2017. She is studying Finance at UST. In the Spring 2016 semester, she studied abroad in London, England; Strasbourg, France; and Frankfurt, Germany and fell absolutely head over heels in love with the experience!
University of St. Thomas – Economic & Marketing – BBA Candidate
Kechi is a senior at the University of St. Thomas, presently obtaining an Economics and Marketing BBA in the Cameron School of Business. She is Nigerian, born and raised, up until her 17 year when she moved with her family to the States for reconstructive surgery at the Shriners Burns Hospital for Children in Galveston. She has been a proud student committee member of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society since the spring of 2014.
University of St. Thomas – Accounting & Finance – BBA/MBA Candidate
Kenzie is pursing a BBA/MBA in accounting and finance in the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas. She is involved in the UST Accounting Society and Houston CPA Society Student Auxiliary.
University of St. Thomas – MS Finance Candidate
Hang Phan is currently working on my Master of Science in Finance at the Cameron School of Business and expects to complete her degree in December 2015. She is very active in campus life and Houston community service, serving as Vice President of Marketing for the Business Ethics Society, Vice-President of Marketing for the Cameron School of Business Consulting Group, and teaching Vietnamese in Co-Cathedral of Sacred Heart Church in Houston. She is also an active member of the UST Chapter of Toastmasters, where she enjoys polishing her public speaking skills. Her motto is “treat others as you’d want to be treated.”
University of St. Thomas – BA & MLA, MCTM candidate
Homer Quintana serves as a Project Specialist at Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) in Houston, TX. Mr. Quintana received both his BA and MLA at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX and is currently a student in the Master in Clinical Translation Management (MCTM) program at the Cameron School of Business.
Professor of Accounting
Dr. Vinita Ramaswamy teaches financial accounting and forensic accounting. Her research areas include financial accounting, forensic accounting and corporate social responsibility. She can speak on financial accounting, forensic accounting and corporate social responsibility. Her research areas include financial accounting, forensic accounting and corporate social responsibility.
University of St. Thomas – MBA Candidate
Haripriya Rathod holds a MBA in international Agribusiness from India. She is currently a full time MBA- MIS student at UST, graduating May 2016.
Jorge was born in Laredo, Texas. However, he was raised and educated in Mexico in the state of Aguascalientes until high school. His parents wanted to give him a worldview perspective, so they brought him to the United States to attend high school. When the moment arrived to start looking for Universities, Jorge knew that UST was the place for him. He recently graduated with a BBA in Marketing for UST.
University of St. Thomas, MBA- Candidate
Seth Adrian Romo is an MBA student at the University of St. Thomas with an interest in project management, health care, and photography. A Houston-native, Seth is a productivity nut and pet parent of two dogs.
University of St. Thomas, MBA- Candidate
Natalia Sotskaya is an international student from the Russian Federation. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in management at Lomonosov Moscow State University and graduated with honors. Last year she wanted to further her professional development by getting an MBA degree abroad, and she chose Cameron School of Business for this purpose.
UST – MBA Candidate – Cameron School of Business
Carolina Quintana Sanchez is originally from Bogotá, Colombia; she graduated from University of Los Andes with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics. She has worked as a corporate communications consultant for multinational companies such as: BT Group, Allianz, LAN Airlines among others. She later joined the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on a special task force. She is a current MBA student with an International Business concentration.
Associate Professor Chair, Environmental Science & Studies
Sr. Savino’s areas of research include ecological restoration, wetlands, urban environmental issues, ecology and theology, science and theology. She can speak on environmental science, earth science, ecology, Catholic studies and theology of creation.
- Mohammad Sairafi graduated with an IB (International Baccalaureate) in 2012 from Yongsan International School of Seoul, South Korea. He is currently a sophomore in the Cameron School of Business and plans to continue his studies in the Cameron School of Business’ MIB program.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Schein has spoken throughout the United States on topics related to business ethics, employment law, strategic human resource management and related topics.
Emily is the 2015 MVP for The University of St. Thomas’ Women’s Basketball team. She has been a captain for four years on the team. She graduated from UST in May 2015 with a double major in marketing and general business major along with a communication minor.
Associate Professor in Accounting
Dr. Shelton’s research interests focus on practitioner aspects of financial accounting. This interest encompasses education requirements to sit for the CPA exam and to be licensed as a CPA, continuing education requirements for CPAs, application of ongoing and updated financial accounting standards, along with ethical assessments related to implementing standards. Read more
Professor Cullen Foundation Chair in Economics
Dr. Hassan Shirvani is the Cullen Endowed Chair of Economics. His research areas include macroeconomics, investments and international finance. He can speak on investments, economic finance, financial institutions and markets.
Professor of Management and Marketing
Dr. Michele Simms serves as the director of the Initiative for University of Excellence. Her research areas include ethics, business-public health partnerships, sustainability, and scholarship of teaching and learning. She can speak on ethics in higher education, corporate social responsibility and spirituality in the workplace. Read more
Associate Professor; Chair, Managment and Marketing; Interim Burnett Chair in Leadership
Dr. John Story’s research areas are customer-brand relationships, brand assessment and marketing strategy. He can speak on pricing, branding, strategic marketing management and international marketing.
Assistant Professor of Finance – UST, Cameron School of Business
Debby (Chih-Huei) Su obtained her PhD and en route MBA from Baruch College, CUNY in 2015. She also earned a MSF from George Washington University in 2009 and became a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) in 2012. Her research interests focus on the interface between empirical corporate finance and financial institutions.
University of St. Thomas -Master of Science in Accounting – 2014, Cameron School of Business
Evgeniya is a recent graduate from the University of St. Thomas (M.S. – Accounting, 2014). Her areas of interest include financial reporting, forensic accounting, cost accounting, internal and external auditing. Her areas of expertise are risk management, sustainability evaluation, financial analysis. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Credit from Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics in 2002.
Cameron School of Business, University of St. Thomas
Siyi (Gillian)Tian is an international student from China. She is studying Accounting in the Cameron School of Business at University of St. Thomas. She hopes to complete her MSA from the CSB in the future. She describes herself as a hard worker who has a positive attitude and a smile on her face.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Dr. Mark Turner teaches tax accounting and managerial accounting. His research area is tax.
University of St. Thomas – BBA, Marketing – Candidate
Erin Vallagomesa is a sophomore at UST from Baytown, Texas. She is pursuing her Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing. Currently, she works for Residence Life as a Community Assistant at UST. In the future, Erin plans on working alongside her parents to expand and grow their family businesses.
University of St. Thomas – Accounting & Finance – BBA/MBA Candidate
Byron is an undergraduate at the University of St. Thomas pursuing a BBA/MBA degree in finance and accounting. He is involved in the UST Accounting Society as well as the Houston CPA Society.
Miguel Martinez-Zavala earned his MBA degree from the Cameron School of Business in 2012, with a concentration in Finance and Marketing. His topics of interest are economics, international politics, business management and strategy, technology, and their relationship to social economic development. He is coauthor of The New Economics of Trust (Beard Books, 2014) along with Prof. John O. Whitney. He also holds a M.S. in Mechatronics Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, where he worked along with prestigious science researchers.
Assistant Professor of Management & Marketing
Dr. Zhang’s research is focused on how social relationships in groups and networks affect people’s behavior. Dr. Zhang teaches the Principles of Marketing, Marketing Research, Marketing Management Theory, Global Marketing, etc., at undergraduate and graduate levels. Read more4