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Mayra H. Addison

Mayra H. Addison teaches Energy and Environment, a Sustainable Approach at the Cameron School of Business, and she is a Mentor at with the Global Energy Mentors (GEM) in Houston.  Prior to teaching, Mrs. Addison advised multilateral investment agencies, government and private utilities, and she worked at Stone & Webster as an Associate Director, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as an Investment officer and at Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P as a Senior Consultant.   Mrs. Addison received her MBA form the University of California at Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business and her industrial engineering degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ingeniería.


Cassandra Andrews

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.



Azma Aslam

Azma is pursuing her MBA at Cameron School of Business. She was born Malaysia and  obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Azma is currently working with Cameron School Business as a Graduate Assistant and is also the Vice President of the Business Ethics Society.






Joseph Aquila

Joseph Aquila is an International Studies major, class of 2018 at the University of St. Thomas. He is a Presidential Ambassador and is currently working at the Cameron School of Business as the Social Media Intern.





head shot 2Natalie Baker

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.



Dr. Beverly Barrett

Lecturer in Economics

Dr. Beverly Barrett teaches Economics at the Cameron School of Business.  Her areas of expertise include global political economy, international trade, and economic development.  She earned her doctorate from the University of Miami, master’s from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, and bachelor’s from Vanderbilt University.



Georgina Bastidas

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.



gulfemDr. Gulfem Bayram

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



bordonBarbara Bordon

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.




Clémence Bouchetal-Geffriaud

University of St. Thomas – MBA and MSF candidate

Clémence is an international student from France. She is currently working on her MBA and MSF at the Cameron School of Business. Before arriving at UST, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, and she then worked in sales and marketing for The French Farm in Houston, TX. She is presently working as a research assistant for the Center for Ethical Leadership at the Cameron School of Business.



Jason Brancato

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.






Gavin Brown

Master of Science in Finance and MBA candidate at the Cameron School of Business

Gavin obtained his bachelor’s of science in economics with financial applications from Southern Methodist University in 2010. After graduating from Southern Methodist University Gavin was employed by a manufacturing company as a contracts administrator. It was in this role that he first was exposed to corporate finances and first participated in personal investing. However, after a few years of working in manufacturing Gavin decided that a graduate education at St. Thomas University would allow him to hone his financial skills. Gavin is currently pursuing his MBA/MSF with an expected graduation date of May 2018. Gavin wishes to work full time as a financial analyst once he has completed his masters.





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Dr. Pierre Canac

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.

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Vanessa Canac Vanessa Canac

Electrical Engineer

Vanessa Canac earned a master’s degree in  electrical engineering at University of Texas. She currently works as an engineer in Austin, Texas.





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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.



Dr. Joseph Cerami

Director of the UST -University Center for Ethical Leadership, Burnett Family Distinguished Chair in Leadership, and Associate Professor

Dr. Joseph Cerami is the University of St. Thomas Burnett Family Distinguished Chair in Leadership and the Director of the University Center for Ethical Leadership. Cerami completed his doctoral studies at Penn State University’s School of Public Affairs and earned a certificate for Senior Officials in National Security from the Harvard Kennedy School.





Pic3187403[1] (1)Jose Cervantes

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.




yiyingDr. Yiying Cheng

Assistant Professor of Finance

Dr. Yiying Cheng teaches derivatives, financial management, and fixed income.

 Her areas of research include asset pricing, derivatives, fixed income.





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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.




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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.






Dr. Samuel Condic

Visiting Assistant Professor,Management and Marketing,Cameron School of Business

Samuel Condic is a visiting assistant professor in the Cameron School of Business, teaching business ethics.  His background includes a PhD in philosophy and over 10 years of work experience in and around the oil and gas industry.  He is the co-author of the recently-released book, Human Embryos, Human Beings:  A Scientific & Philosophical Approach, a work which examines human life at its earliest stages.






Angie De La Cruz

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.





Dr. Anne Davis

Director, Human Services Management

Dr. Anne Davis is an experienced senior executive who has served in leadership roles for two universities, two large nonprofits, and committees in her church. She has vast knowledge of strategic visioning, executive development and fundraising, and she is passionate about bringing Christian value-based solutions to work place challenges.  She has served on numerous nonprofit boards.

Her gifts of teaching and building relationships have provided the basis for training thousands of MBA students in leadership skills including corporate strategy, communication, conflict resolution, decision making, HR and other human services challenges.   In addition to teaching at the University of St. Thomas, she consults nonprofits in board building, fund development, strategy and leadership.  She earned her master’s degree from Georgia Tech and Ph.D. from Ohio State University.



Dr. Charles Davis

Dr. Charles K. Davis

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.

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Joyce Denison Joyce Chartouni Denison

University of St. Thomas – MBA student





Kimberly Dinh

Kimberly is a senior General Business major at CSB,  and she is also pursuing a biology minor. She is currently working as the Social Media Team Member for CSB and has a strong passion for staying involved in various collaborative environments at UST. Kimberly will be graduating in 2019, and she is looking forward to entering the workforce in the areas of human resources or project management.





bio picDr. Rebecca Dowden

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.




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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



Brian EBrian Ehlinger

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.





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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.




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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.

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Kate Folladori

Candidate for BA – University of St. Thomas

Kate is a senior at St. Thomas this year with plans to graduate in December. She is a General Studies Major with a primary focus in Management/Marketing. Her passion is in helping those who suffer from epilepsy and depression; and is currently seeking an internship with the Epilepsy Foundation next semester as a writer for their blog.




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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.

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IMG_3124Dr. Wan-Ju Iris Franz

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.



Julian Fuentesjulian

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.




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University of St. Thomas, Master of Science in Finance




Blog Pic. (resized)-1Sergio Gonzalez

 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.



Guillen, NatalieNatalie Guillen

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 .




horwitzDr. Sujin Horwitz

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.

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denilyDenily Acosta Izzo

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.



Gregory L. Krueger

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.



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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.



Dayuan (Peter) LiuPeter Liu

 University of St. Thomas – Master of Science in Finance, Candidate
Dayuan (Peter) Liu is a first-year student in the Master of Science in Finance program in the Cameron School of Business. Originally from China, Peter enjoys the cultural diversity of Houston and the UST campus.




biopicBrittany Lopez

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.




Shabnam Lutafali 150x200Dr. Shabnam Lutafali

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.

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Dr. Dowden PictureAustin J. Matt

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. 





Sajjad Meghani

Master of Science in Finance and MBA candidate at the Cameron School of Business

Meghani is currently pursuing a double master’s degree at the Cameron School of Business, University of Saint Thomas. Coming from a science background, he is able to apply a more scientific approach to business and finance which allows for more creative thinking and problem solving.After graduation he hope to work as an Investment banker. And he hopes to use the knowledge that he acquires to help his community and others become financially independent. 

Ally Montillo with her artwork in backgroundAlly Montillo

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.




morefieldDr. Roger Morefield

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.

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elhamElham Mousavidin, Ph.D.

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.



NestiFr. Donald S. Nesti,CSSp

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.

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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. 




tho-2Tho Nguyen

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.




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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!






kechi Kechi Okwuchi

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.


Ali Oktay

University of St. Thomas -MBA &MSF Candidate

Ali is originally from Turkey and will graduate in December 2018 with an MBA and MSF from the University of St. Thomas. He is highly interested in the energy mix and writes articles on his blog about the news that influences the commodities markets.





kenzieKenzie Owen

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.




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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.”



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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.



Dr. Vinita Ramaswamy

Vinita Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

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.

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Haripriya Rathod

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 Gonzalez-RomoJorge Gonzalez-Romo

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.





Seth Adrian Romo

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.



Natalia Sotskaya

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.



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Carolina Quintana Sanchez

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.


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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.

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mohammadMohammad Sairafi

  1. 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.





scheinDr. David Schein

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.
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emily2Emily Sebo

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.





margaretDr. Margaret L. Shelton

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



Dr. Hassan ShirvaniDr. Hassan Shirvani

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.

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simmsDr. Michele Simms

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



Dr. John Story

Dr. John Story

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.

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Debby (Chih Huei) Su, Ph.D.Debby Su

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.




e_sukhovaEvgeniya Sukhova

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.



Pooya Tabesh,Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management at the Cameron School of Business

Dr. Pooya Tabesh is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Cameron School of Business of the University of St. Thomas in Houston where he teaches management and strategy at the graduate and undergraduate business programs. Dr. Tabesh’s main research revolves around strategic decision making processes, behavioral decision theory, and decision support systems. Dr. Tabesh earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Houston. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in industrial engineering (thesis area: Data mining) and is a certified ISO quality management internal auditor.



10805238_802980559761516_867039646_nSiyi Tian

 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.



tongsunMr. Tong Sun

Director, Central Operations
Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI)
As Director of Central Operations for HMRI, Mr. Sun is responsible for the administrative and operational functions in faculty affairs, education, human resources and technical cores. Working closely with HMRI Vice President of Operations and Chief Medical & Technology Officer, he coordinates member recruitment, performance evaluation and promotion. He is the primary executive contact for The Methodist Academy, which is HMRI’s educational and training initiative to develop educational and research partnerships that foster medical innovation.
Mr. Sun Joined HMRI in November 2010. Prior to his appointment at HMRI, he was the Director of Management Operations in the Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
 Assistant Professor of Operations Management- UST, CSB
Before joining UST, Dr. Torres-Palacio was an assistant professor and MBA Program Coordinator in the state of Pennsylvania as well as an instructor at Purdue University.  In his industry, he founded and managed his own business, “JOENPAL Limited.” Dr. Torres-Palacio has also been a junior accountant and an investment & credit consultant.  Read more




University of St. Thomas -BBA Finance – 2016, Cameron School of Business
Dylan is graduating May 2016 with a BBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas. He has a passion for investments and has recently received offers to join Financial Advising licensing programs.






Mark Turner 150x200Dr. Mark Turner

Associate Professor of Accounting 

Dr. Mark Turner teaches tax accounting and managerial accounting. His research area is tax.

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Erin Vallagomesa

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.





byronByron Wolfford

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.




CSB Miguel Martinez-Zavala

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.



zhang Dr. Shouyang Zhang

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 more





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