Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Shahid Hamid and his windstorm model recertified by state.

Understanding the financial and insurance impact of the destructive power of hurricane on buildings and their insurers is the rare specialty of Professor Shahid S. Hamid. He not only chairs the Department of Finance in FIU’s College of Business, but is also director of the Laboratory for Insurance, Financial and Economic Research, located in the […]

Jimmy Carmenate

Faculty Notes May-June 2017

School of Accounting Clinical Instructor Jimmy Carmenate successfully defended his dissertation and was awarded his doctorate in business administration from Kennesaw State University. The university also named him Outstanding DBA Graduate, and he won the 2017 Outstanding DBA-Accounting Research Award. Instructor David Barman has been named a 2017 Legal Elite Attorney, which represents, based on the […]

A diplomat in the classroom: Stanislav Jansta named honorary Czech consul.

A diplomat in the classroom: Stanislav Jansta named honorary Czech consul.

Florida International University students are used to having accomplished international professors in their classrooms. But in the case of Stanislav Jansta, clinical instructor in the College of Business’s School of Accounting, they have something more: an honorary consul. In April 2017, Jansta was notified that the Czech Republic had officially approved his appointment. And on […]

Faculty Notes: March-April 2017

Faculty Notes: March-April 2017

Accounting A research paper authored by Associate Professor Antoinette Smith and Assistant Professor Jonathan Milian titled “An Investigation of Analysts’ Praise of Management During Earnings Conference Calls” was highlighted a story titled “Great Groveling, Guys: Counting All the Ways Analysts Fawn Over Management” published in The Wall Street Journal on March 10, 2017. The paper […]

Faculty Notes: May-June 2016

Faculty Notes: November-December 2016

School of Accounting Clinical Associate Professor Kenneth R. Henry has been named chair of the newly formed Global Education Forum of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. The Education Global Forum will be added to the group’s Global Forums line-up starting February 2017, with participants debating and addressing key issues in global accounting education. Department […]

Accounting research: For professors Raghunandan and Rama, it’s all in the family.

Accounting research: For professors Raghunandan and Rama, it’s all in the family.

School of Accounting professors Kannan Raghunandan and Dasaratha Rama met in 1985 as young professionals working at a computer company in India. While it is not unusual for academics to be married to other academics, Raghunandan and Rama are not only life partners, but research partners, who, both separately and together, are prolific in expanding […]

Faculty Notes: September-October 2016

Faculty Notes: September-October 2016

Accounting Professor Kenneth Henry was featured in a question-and-answer interview in the May – August issue of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean L-I-N-K-S newsletter. Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics Carlos M. Parra, clinical professor, was featured on the “Philanthropy and Private Social Investing Actions for Sustainable Development” panel at the […]

Innovation in Emerging Markets

Professor Jerry Haar presents “Innovation in Emerging Markets” at Books & Books on October 20.

“Innovation – whether it’s high-tech, low-tech or no tech – is really sweeping the emerging markets,” said Jerry Haar, clinical professor in the Department of Management & International Business in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU). In his newly-released book, Innovation in Emerging Markets, Haar and co-author Ricardo Ernst discuss the forces […]

Professor and mentor: Tim Dugan Birrittella honored by FIU for teaching through stories and real-life experience.

Professor and mentor: Tim Dugan Birrittella honored by FIU for teaching through stories and real-life experience.

Marketing professor Tim Dugan Birrittella’s students expressed their admiration for him in a unique way: they elected him King. The popular College of Business professor was voted Florida International University’s first-ever faculty-staff homecoming king in 2014, crowned at a ceremony with alumni, students, husband Meredith Birrittella and their 11-year-old daughter Emma watching. Birrittella’s excellence in […]