Welcome to Fall 2022 and with the beginning of the semester, SAF will be welcoming five new faculty members. We’re excited to have them with us and look forward to being inspired by their energy, research and expertise. Please join SAF in welcoming them to the School of Accounting and Finance.
Muhammad Azim, Assistant Professor
Muhammad Azim is an Assistant Professor at the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo.
He acquired his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University, Masters in Finance from Queen's University, and a PhD in Accounting from the University of Toronto. He has previously worked at Deloitte's Assurance and Advisory Services, and during that time he also obtained his CPA and CA degrees.
His primary research focuses on capital markets, specifically in the area of executive compensation, ETFs, and financial reporting. He does research that can have potential policy implications such as to better shape decision making for capital market participants.
Wenqian Hu, Assistant Professor
Wenqian acquired her PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology, her Research Master from Tilburg University (the Netherlands), and her bachelor’s degree from Fudan University (China).
She was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award in 2021 at the Accounting Behavior and Organizations Research Conference. She has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for major accounting conferences and top accounting journals and have been awarded Outstanding Reviewer Award in Management Accounting Section Meeting for four consecutive years (2019-2022).
She specializes in conducting management accounting research with a focus on the behavioral research methods. Her research combines insights from economics and psychology, with the tool of lab experiments, to study how accounting information and management control systems facilitate employee decision-making, motivation, and creativity.
Miguel King, Lecturer
King’s teaching background spans 17 years which includes teaching high-school and college students, teacher-trainer, and currently a lecturer at the university level.
King has a very student-based pedagogy; he believes that struggling students must be taught how to have a healthy relationship with rage, only then they can begin to reach their full potential.
His professional background includes working as an Assistant Registrar at a multi-national testing agency, and as a Junior Psychometrician at the Canadian Securities Institute where he managed a highly effective team of test developers in analyzing some of the largest financial services exams used across the nation.
Tisha King, Assistant Professor
Tisha King completed her PhD Management (Accounting) at Wilfrid Laurier University and obtained her graduate degree in Finance from the University of Leicester and is a professional accountant.
King has a keen interest in ethical issues related to social justice, so it is no surprise that her research focuses on ethical judgment and decision-making within the context of taxpayers. her recent studies investigate how advances in technology,punishment outcomes, and fairness influence tax compliance. Professor King enjoys running, biking,and hiking with her family.
Mingyue Zhang, Assistant Professor
Mingyue Zhang is an incoming Assistant Professor of Accounting at the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo.
She earned her PhD in Accounting from the University of Toronto(Rotman School of Management) and Master of Professional Accounting from Singapore Management University. She is also an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.(ACCA)
She is interested in empirical capital market research in accounting, with a special focus on intangible assets, financial disclosure, and ESG issues.