Master of Science in Accounting
Professor and Department Head
PhD in Accounting, University of North Texas, USA
Taisier A. Zoubi's research and teaching interests are financial statements analysis, banking, information content of accounting information and emerging markets. His articles have appeared in the International Journal of Accounting, Emerging Markets Review, Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly, Journal of Applied Research, Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal and other national and international journals.
PhD in Accounting and Finance, University of Lancaster, UK
Abed Al-Nasser Abdallah has worked at the University of Bath School of Management, UK, and taught in Executive MBA programs in the UK, Greece and Oman. He has been published in journals such as the Journal of Financial Research, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly Journal and the Review of Accounting and Finance Journal. His research interests include international listing of shares, information disclosure, corporate governance, earnings management, mergers and acquisitions, auditor independence, risk disclosure, Islamic versus conventional banks, analyst following and management accounting.
DBA, Mississippi State University, USA
Yass Alkafaji is an academician and a practicing auditor. He taught accounting classes at Mississippi State University, Bowling State University and Northeastern Illinois University-Chicago. At AUS, he teaches auditing classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research has appeared in International Journal of Accounting, Managerial Auditing Journal, Journal of International Taxation, Internal Auditing, Journal of Accounting Education and Accounting Research Journal. He is also the co-author of Understanding IFRS, a book published by Wiley. Dr. Alkafaji provides audit, tax and executive to a wide range of clients. He is a CPA, CFE and CGMA.
PhD in Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Mustafa Ciftci's research interests are valuation, productivity and accounting treatment of intangible assets, cost behavior and implications of cost behavior for analysts’ forecasts. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Accounting and Economics; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; and European Accounting Review.
PhD in Accounting, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
Musa Darayseh has taught in accounting and finance departments for more than 20 years at institutions such as Purdue University and AUS. His research interests are in the areas of bankruptcy, pension, accounting accuracy, Islamic issues, and accounting education issues. His teaching interest is in the areas of cost, managerial, financial, intermediate and advance financial accounting.
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Allan Graham has taught at the University of Rhode Island, Zayed University, and as a visiting professor at the Technische Universitat at Braunschweig, Germany and at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Before receiving his PhD, he worked as a controller and financial manager of several small businesses and government organizations. His research interests are in financial reporting, environmental liabilities and accounting education. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Oil and Gas Energy Quarterly, Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management, and other national and international journals.
Graduate Diploma in Accountancy, McGill University, Canada
Karen Hawa is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). At AUS, she has taught financial and managerial accounting. Prior to moving into academia, she worked as an external auditor with the audit firm Deloitte and Touche in Montreal.
PhD in Business, Baruch College, USA
Mahmud Hossain was a staff accountant at Philips Electronics and taught at University of Memphis, University of Houston-Clear Lake and City University of New York. His research interests include capital market, accounting regulation, auditing and international accounting. Dr. Hossain's research has appeared in Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy; Journal of International Accounting Research; Pacific Basin Finance Journal, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. He received the American Accounting Association’s Ohio Region Best Research Paper award. He is a member of American Accounting Association and Canadian Accounting Association.
PhD in Accounting, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Ashraf Khallaf has taught in accounting and finance departments at institutions such as Florida Atlantic University and the University of Southern Indiana, USA. His areas of teaching interest are financial accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting and accounting for Islamic financial Institutions. His areas of research interests are capital market research, return on research and development and IT investments, corporate governance, Islamic finance and Islamic accounting standards.
PhD in International Business/Accounting, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Feras Salama teaches courses in financial accounting (Principles of Accounting I and Intermediate Accounting II). Prior to his academic career, he worked for CPA firms (performing tax services and working on audit assignments) and publicly traded companies (performing financial analyses). In addition to teaching at AUS, Dr. Salama is a limited partner at an accounting firm in the United States. Dr. Feras is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed from the State of Texas.
MBA, University of Portsmouth, UK
Jeannette Vinke teaches finance and accounting at AUS, as well as an advisory board member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Her current activities include promoting better finance practices through improved corporate social responsibility by research, training and consulting. Her past positions include CFO Middle East for Deutsche Bank as well as senior positions with KPMG in Europe and the Middle East. Her SME activities include negotiating a buy-out of the Dubai-based company AME Info as the company’s CFO. She is an Associate Chartered Accountant from the ICAEW.
Ronald Williams has an MBA from Lincoln University and holds the designations of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He has significant industry, teaching and consulting experience. In addition to his accounting and finance experience, he worked as a stockbroker for several years. He also worked on consulting assignments for the World Bank and USAID in Albania and Uganda.