Patrick O'Meara

Assistant Professor of Accounting

With an MBA degree from Niagara University, Patrick is a certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Professional Accountant who continues to be active in the consulting field. With a slew of professional designations and chair posts, Patrick is also a published author of three books on finance, personal credit and mutual funds.

Chang Jie Hu, PRM, Ph.D.

Assistant Profesor of Finance

  • Location NU in Vaughan, Rm 109
  • Phone (905) 294-7260 ext. 1122
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Changjie will be joining the faculty in the fall of 2020. He expects to earn his Ph.D. in finance from McGill University by Fall 2020. He obtained a B.Com (Hons) degree in Finance at the University of British Columbia and a MSc degree in Finance at Queen’s University. Prior to joining Niagara University, Changjie was a lecturer at McGill and taught Financial Derivatives. He also holds a...

Ian Burt, CPA, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

Dr. Burt is originally from London, Ontario, Canada. He obtained a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, while being a member of the Cornell Men's Ice hockey team.  He received his Masters in Accounting from Michigan State University.  He obtained a CPA and worked as a public accountant for Sciarabba Walker and as an internal auditor for Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.He...

Hoontaek Seo, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Finance

  • Location Niagara University, Lewiston Campus
  • Phone 716.286.8146
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Dr. Seo joined the faculty in the fall of 2010. He earned his Ph.D. in finance from Michigan State University in 2009. His primary research interests are in the areas of empirical corporate finance including security issues, corporate governance, corporate control, and divestitures.

Krieg Tidemann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Tidemann joined the faculty in the fall of 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Syracuse University in 2019. His primary research interests are found at the intersection of labor, public and urban economics. In particular, he is interested in the labor and housing market impacts of minimum wage laws and other public policies targeting low-skilled workers.

Hai Q. Ta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Professor Ta joined Niagara University in August 2016. He received his Ph.D. in accounting at Drexel University and his MBA at Syracuse University. His research interest is capital market research, in particular the determinants and consequences of financial reporting quality. He was the American Accounting Association/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow in 2011 and IAS Doctoral Consortium...