Annette Nellen is a professor of accounting and finance and director of the SJSU Graduate Tax Program. She teaches courses in tax research, accounting methods, property transactions, high-tech tax matters, employment tax, ethics and tax policy. Nellen has testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Senate Finance Committee, California Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee and tax reform commissions and committees on various aspects of federal and state tax reform. Her interests include tax rules and the New Economy, including digital goods and services such as cloud computing and virtual currencies; transactions such as crowdfunding and marijuana operations; and the sharing economy, such as Airbnb. She holds a law degree from Loyola Law School and MBA from Pepperdine University. Prior to joining San José State University, she was a tax manager with Ernst & Young and an Internal Revenue Service revenue agent and lead instructor.
Benjamin Anderson is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business and currently serves as co-director of the Accounting Advancement Center. His research focuses on examining how capital market participants use financial information. He is also an expert on how macroeconomic events impact businesses and individual people, particularly their investments. He holds a doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas, with a concentration in accounting.
Matthew Faulkner is an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. His research interests intersect corporate finance and behavioral finance to understand why and how companies and management make decisions. His private consulting work is in valuation. In addition to academics, he is also a CFA® Charterholder and a FINRA arbitrator. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from UNC-Wilmington, an MBA in international finance and investments from the University of Valencia, Spain, and UNCW, and a doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University.
Stoyu Ivanov is a professor of accounting and finance and assistant director of the Center for Banking and Financial Services. He is also a Nancie Fimbel Investment Fellow at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. Ivanov teaches corporate finance, financial markets and institutions and real estate finance. His research focuses on exchange-traded funds and indexing. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska.