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.
Caroline Chen is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. For 13 years, she served as a senior attorney at the Internal Revenue Service, primarily with the Large Business and International Division. She is admitted to practice in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia. She is a member of the bar of the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She holds a law degree from American University and a master of law degree in taxation from Georgetown University.
Emmanuel Sequeira is an assistant professor of finance in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. His research interests include examining the effects of changes to a firm’s information environment through various channels such as employee whistleblowing, changes in financial reporting transparency and changes in comparability of financial reports. He holds a doctoral degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Marco Pagani is the interim dean for Lucas College and Graduate School of Business and professor of finance. His research and teaching interests include corporate finance, capital markets and institutions, investments and derivative securities. He holds a doctoral degree in finance from Georgia State University.
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.
Steven Bennet is a lecturer in the School of Global Innovation and Leadership at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He teaches entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship and corporate finance. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a certified public accountant.
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.