Current PhD students


Kaleab Mamo

Kaleab Mamo

Kaleab graduated with distinction from the Debub University (Ethiopia) with a BEd in mathematics, and then went on to teach mathematics at Mekelle University (Ethiopia). He obtained a master’s degree in quantitative economics from joint program by the Universities of Venice and Paris 1: Pantheon-Sorbonne, and an MA in economics from University of Toronto. His broad research interests lie in the role of financial accounting information in capital markets.


Karen Pinto

Karen Pinto

Karen is a sixth year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. She has a research-based MSc in management and a BSc in business administration. Her experiences prior to the PhD program include research and teaching assistantships as well as accounting work in diverse settings from a private manufacturing firm to Deloitte and the Royal Bank of Canada. Both her research and teaching interests are in tax accounting.


Greg Richins

Greg Richins

Greg is a sixth year PhD student in the School of Accounting and Finance. He obtained a BA in Japanese and a BSc in accounting with a minor in economics from Brigham Young University. He obtained a Master's of Accounting degree from Brigham Young University in the PhD prep track. He is interested in experimental accounting research in managerial accounting and is particularly interested in how employees interact with management control systems. In this vein, his ongoing research examines the roles of goal setting and reciprocity within management control systems.


Chris Wong

Chris Wong

Chris is a sixth year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining the PhD program, Chris obtained his BSc and MAcc from the University of Waterloo and his CA designation while working as an auditor for Collins Barrow Kawarthas. Chris is interested in behavioural research in managerial accounting, particularly with respect to performance management systems. 


Andrea Stapleton

Andrea Stapleton

Andrea is a sixth year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. She obtained a BA (Honours) and BBA from Memorial University of Newfoundland. After graduating from the BBA program, Andrea obtained her CMA designation and went on to become a lecturer of management accounting at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Consistent with her education and experience, Andrea’s current research interests relate to management accounting.


Minna

Min Jeong (Minna) Hong

Minna is a fifth year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. She obtained a BA (Honours) from the University of Toronto and her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation while working as an auditor. Minna’s current research interests relate to financial reporting and disclosure, financial accounting, and audit quality and standards.


 

Betty Xing

Bin (Betty) Xing

Betty is a fourth year PhD student in the School of Accounting and Finance. She was the recipient of the Canadian Tax Foundation Scholar Award of 2015, awarded to the top graduate from the Master of Taxation (MTax) program in her year. She worked as a Canadian tax specialist at Richter LLP during her MTax years.  Prior to her interest switch into taxation, Betty also worked two years in the capital market for TD Securities. She graduated with distinction from two bachelor degrees, a Bachelor of Mathematics degree majoring in Quantitative Finance from the University of Waterloo and a BBA degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Her continuing love for Math and taxation has led her research interest in tax.


Chunmei Zhu

Chunmei Zhu

Chunmei is a fourth year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. She obtained her Bachelor of Accounting from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, and Master of Accounting from Xiamen University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in China. Chunmei’s current research interests lie in empirical financial accounting.


Dorian Lane

Dorian Lane

Dorian is a third year PhD student in the School of Accounting and Finance. She obtained her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University. She earned her Chartered Professional Accounting designation, while working as an income tax auditor. Dorian has taught accounting courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College, and for CPA Ontario. Her current research interests focus on management accounting.

 

Kate Patterson
 

Kate is a third year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. Kate obtained her Honours Business Administration degree (HBA) from the Richard Ivey Business School at Western University, following which she obtained her Chartered Professional Accounting designation (CPA, CA). She has worked as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, as an internal auditor at London Life Insurance Company and has taught accounting courses at Western University and the Ivey Business School. Her current research interests focus on management accounting.

 

Rachel Tang
 

Rachel is a third year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. She obtained her Bachelor degree of Financial Management from Fudan University. Her current research interests focus on empirical financial accounting.

 

Victor Wang
 

Victor is a third year PhD student in the School of Accounting and Finance. He obtained his BA in economics from China Agricultural University, and his MBA in finance from University of Toronto. He has also obtained his CGA designation, and has passed all three levels of the CFA Program. Prior to joining the PHD program, he worked for many years in various industries as a credit analyst, financial analyst, and financial controller. His current research interests focus on financial accounting.

 

Hamza Warraich
 

Hamza is a third year PhD student in the School of Accounting and Finance. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) from Ryerson University, and his Master of Accountancy (MAcc) and Master of Science (MSc) from Brock University. He has also obtained his CGA and ACCA designations. Hamza’s current research interests focus on corporate taxation. 

 

Stella Chen

Xi (Stella) Chen

Stella is a second year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. She obtained her BA in Financial Management from Renmin University of China, and her MMPA (Master of Management and Professional Accounting) from University of Toronto. Her current research interests focus on financial accounting and audit.

 

Jessie Ge

Chan (Jessie) Ge

Jessie is a first year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from Beijing Jiaotong University, and Master’s degree in Accounting from Fordham University. She Completed all four sections of the CPA Exam in New York, US. Jessie’s current research interests relate to financial accounting and disclosure. 

 

Ala Mohktar

Ala Mokhtar

Ala is a first year PhD student at the School of Accounting and Finance. She graduated in 2016 with a BSc in Business Administration (with a concentration in Accounting) from the American University of Sharjah, obtaining the highest honors as summa cum laude. She then joined PwC Middle East in Dubai for almost two years, working as a tax consultant and then as a senior tax consultant. She specialized in the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, including in the United Arab Emirates. Her research interests lie primarily in taxation, including consumption taxes.

Stella Chen