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Ancell School of Business

Ancell School of Business : Accounting Department

Faculty

Michele Ganon, Ph.D. CPA, CGMA

Professor, Chair

Office: WS 303

Email: GanonM@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-8742

Current Teaching Areas: Managerial Accounting, Taxation

Research Interests: Tax fraud, White-Collar Crime, Ethics

Dr. Michele Ganon joined the Accounting Department in 1991 and is its longest serving member; her areas of expertise are taxation, managerial accounting, and white-collar crime and she currently teaches Advanced Taxation, Cost Accounting, and Strategic Cost Management.

She is a member of the Kathwari Honors Program Council and has recently taught honors courses on white-collar crime and managing not-for-profit organizations and also serves on the President’s Athletic Advisory Council. She is now serving her third biennial term as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Association of University Professors, the 40,000 member professional organization devoted to protecting and promoting academic freedom and shared governance throughout the U. S.

Dr. Ganon received a B.S. degree from Lehman College, where she later taught for several years, an MBA from Baruch College and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. She is registered to practice Public Accounting in New York State and holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant credential awarded by the AICPA.

 

Recent Publications:

Ganon, M. W., Donegan, J., & Rotondo, G. (2017). Embedding Values in Corporate Culture: Applying Schein’s Organizational Theory to Lehman Brothers. International Journal of Business and Applied Sciences.

Donegan, J., Ganon, M. W., & Johnson, Z. (2017). Influencers of Earnings Management Fraud: Coercion, Project Stage, and Ethics. Journal of Managerial Issues.


Dr. Jin Sun Ahn, Ph.D. CPAPhoto of Dr. Jin Sun Anh

Assistant Professor

Office: WS 304

E-Mail: ahnj@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-9342

 

Jin Sun Ahn, Ph.D., CPA., joined the faculty at Western Connecticut State University in the fall of 2020. Dr. Ahn earned her Ph.D degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, her master’s degree from George Washington University and BS degree from the University of Arizona.
Prior to joining academia, she worked at various global firms and international organizations, including KPMG, The World Bank, and Samsung Electronics as an auditor, consultant, and financial analyst.
At Western Connecticut State University, Dr. Ahn has taught financial accounting, intermediate accounting, and financial statement analysis. From 2018-2019, she taught managerial accounting at Boston University as a visiting assistant professor.

Her research interests include financial reporting, financial accounting, financial statement fraud and impact of CEO on financial reporting quality and firm performance.


Jim Donegan, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CFE 

Professor

Office: WS 403

Email: DoneganJ@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-9035

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Current Teaching Areas: Consolidations and Partnerships (i course) and Fraud Examination

Research Interests: Financial Statement Fraud, White-Collar Crime

Jim Donegan has been a member of the Accounting Department since 1999. He currently also serves as Assistant Dean and has been MBA Coordinator and Interim Dean. His service to WCSU has included chairing the University Planning and Budgeting Committee and the Graduate Council. He has most recently taught Consolidations and Partnerships, Fraud Examination, and Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting. He received his BA from the CUNY BA Program, his MBA from Baruch College (CUNY), and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!) and has held faculty positions at Baruch College and SUNY-New Paltz. His research interest has been primarily focused on white-collar crime as it impacts accounting. Jim recently concluded 25 years as a trustee of the Alumni Association of the Bronx High School of Science, including 17 as treasurer.

 

Recent Publications:

Donegan, J. J., Ganon, M. W., & Johnson, Z. (2017). Influencers of Earnings Management Fraud: Coercion, Project Stage, and Ethics. Journal of Managerial Issues, XXIX (2), 169-188.

Ganon, M. W., Donegan, J & Rotondo, G. (2017). Embedding Values in Corporate Culture: Applying Schein’s Organizational Theory to Lehman Brothers. International Journal of Business and Applied Sciences.


Xiaowen Jiang, Ph.D.

Professor

Office: WS 138

Email: JiangX@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-9291

Current Teaching Areas: Financial Accounting

Research Interests: Financial Reporting and Capital Markets; Audit Quality


Youngbin Kim, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

Office: WS 142

Email: kimy@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-9344

Current Teaching Areas: Financial Accounting, Government Accounting

Research Interests: Financial Accounting, Social Networks

Dr. Youngbin Kim completed his Ph.D. study in Business Administration at University of Hawaii at Manoa with a major in accounting. He received his M.B.A. degree from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His completed his undergraduate degree with a double major in both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Business Administration at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Kim joined Western Connecticut State University in 2016. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Accounting Department at the Ancell School of Business. Prior to joining the faculty at WCSU, he was an automotive engineer in Korea (2005 – 2008). Dr. Kim’s role was to design steering parts by using a CAD program.

While completing his Ph.D., Dr. Kim taught Managerial Accounting at University of Manoa. At Western Connecticut State University, he has been teaching Financial Accounting, Governmental Accounting, and Managerial Accounting. His research interests include Financial Accounting, Social Network Analysis on accounting topics, and firms’ engagement and reporting of corporate social responsibility.


Guy Rotondo, MBA, CPA 

Associate Professor

Office: WS 135

Email: RotondoG@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-9275

Current Teaching Areas: Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Auditing

Research Interests: Accounting Education, Financial Statement Fraud

Mr. Rotondo holds a BS in Accounting from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is also a Connecticut CPA.

Mr. Rotondo has 30 years of professional experience in accounting, finance and financial risk management including 20 years as a managing director and 12 years as a General Securities Principal. He has worked for Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, HSH-Nordbank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and CS First Boston. Mr. Rotondo has also taught finance at Western Connecticut State University. He has co-authored articles published by the International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences and the Business Education Innovation Journal.


Gary Skiba, MBA, CPA 

Adjunct Professor

Office: WS 137

Email: SkibaG@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-8696

Current Teaching Areas: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting

Research Interests: Financial Accounting, Tax Policy, Financial Reporting

 

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