December 15, 2022
KRISTIE ANDERSON ’99
Sigmund Weis School of Business Programs Coordinator
Anderson earned her Master of Education in business education/information technology management from Bloomsburg University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Susquehanna. Prior to returning to Susquehanna as a professor, Anderson worked in both the private and public accounting fields in the areas of audit, tax and cost accounting. She previously served as an adjunct professor for various institutions in the areas of accounting, marketing, management and information technology. In her role as programs coordinator, Anderson is responsible for coordinating alumni networking and recognition events, helping students land job and internship opportunities, and launching and implementing the alumni mentoring program for second-year students.
Assistant Professor of Finance and Analytics
Chowdhury earned his doctorate in finance from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to joining the Department of Finance and Analytics in the Sigmund Weis School of Business, he taught at Minnesota State University, Mankato. His teaching interests include corporate finance and international finance, and his research interests span corporate bankruptcy, CEO compensation, corporate social responsibility performance on mergers and acquisitions, and more.
Lecturer of Accounting
Farina earned his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center after receiving his Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University and Bachelor of Science in business administration from Suffolk University in Boston. His experience as a litigation attorney focused on disclosure and fraud claims under federal and state securities statues, shareholder derivative litigation concerning mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duties, and consumer protection actions. His accounting/auditing experience includes work as an external auditor with a Big Four accounting firm and senior internal audit management positions in banking and in higher education. His primary avocation is music, including longtime membership in the marching band for the Washington Commanders and participation in various college and community concert bands and pit orchestras.
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Hussein earned his doctorate in organizational and policy development from the University of Minnesota. Before coming to Susquehanna, he was an assistant professor of global business at Saint John’s University in Minnesota. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Hussein has published his research in several different journals and has consults with several United Nations agencies.
JESSICA JELSMA MASTERTON
Assistant Professor of Publishing and Media Entrepreneurship and Director of SU Press
In a dual role at Susquehanna, Masterton serves the Sigmund Weis School of Business and the Publishing and Editing program. She received her doctorate from the University of Cincinnati and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. As an editor, she has worked for both independent and university-affiliated publications. As a teacher, she has most recently taught at Albion College and the Sewanee Young Writers Conference. Her interests focus on the intersection between art, education, activism and business.
ROBERT NICKEY ’84
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing
Nickey earned a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University and a Master of Business Administration from Philadelphia University. He has over 20 years of teaching experience across several different universities. In addition, Nickey has 30 years of experience facilitating business collaboration in the areas of finance and strategic planning, and works with small business to improve profitability and identify strategic direction.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Pham earned his doctorate in accounting at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to joining Susquehanna University, he was an assistant professor of accountancy at Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio, where he taught courses in management accounting, financial accounting and federal income tax for undergraduate and MBA students. Pham’s research interests include corporate culture, diversity, public policy, debt contracting and auditing.
Lecturer of Accounting
Rivers earned her Master of Laws in Taxation from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, and her Master of Arts in sociology from American University in Washington, D.C. Rivers has represented clients in private practice, served as a domestic relations hearing officer and worked as a judicial law clerk for criminal and dependency courts. Most recently, she provided legal research and writing services to law firms focused on municipal entities, insurance defense, personal injury and state/federal regulatory compliance.