Accounting Department Faculty and Staff

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Accounting Department Office
(203) 392-5691

Janet Philips



Janet F. Phillips
Professor of Accounting
Office:  School of Business room 108
  (203) 392-5698

Dr. Phillips holds an Sc.D. in Management Systems from the University of New Haven (1997), an MBA in Finance from the University of New Haven (1991), and a BS in Accounting from Bryant University (1979). She is a CPA in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and a member of the AICPA, CSCPA and AAA.

Her research interests include teaching and curriculum, sustainability accounting and healthcare and not-for-profit accounting. She has published articles in Accounting and the Public Interest, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Health Care Finance, Healthcare Financial Management, The Journal of Business Management and Change and the Journal of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Phillips received the 2008 “Above and Beyond” award at the SCSU Annual Sponsored Research & Faculty Development Reception for A Study of the Re-Establishment of a Department on Aging. She also won the SCSU School of Business Teaching Award in 2004 and the SCSU School of Business Research Awards in 2003 and 1999.

She has taught Intermediate Accounting I and II, Advanced Accounting, Federal Income Taxation, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Auditing. 




Wafeek Abdelsayed
Professor of Accounting
Office: School of Business room 220
Phone: (203) 392-5690


Dr. Abdelsayed has a Ph.D. in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from the University of Connecticut, an MBA in Finance and an MS in Accounting from Adelphi University, and a BBA from Hofstra University. He is also a CPA (New York), a CMA, CFM, CIA, CFE, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, and CGFM, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting. 

His research interests include audit judgment and decision-making, and financial accounting. He has presented papers in both the auditing and financial accounting areas at various national and regional conferences. He has also authored questions for the CPA and CIA exams and reviewed several textbooks. 

Dr. Abdelsayed is an academic reviewer for the Journal of Applied Business Research, Internal Auditor, and Business Journal.

He has taught Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Accounting Theory, Auditing, and Corporate Finance.

Dr. Abdelsayed  is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, and Delta Mu Delta national honor societies and is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in Industry and Finance.

James Aselta
Associate Professor of Accounting
School of Business room 237


Frank Bevvino
Associate Professor of Accounting
Office:  School of Business room 218
(203) 392-5908



Emmanuel Emenyonu
Professor of Accounting
Office:Business School 212
Phone: (203) 392-6148

Dr. Emenyonu holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in accounting from the University of Glasgow, an M.B.A. in Finance, and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Nigeria.  He teaches Financial, Managerial, and International Accounting. 

Russell Engel

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Office:  School of Business room 213
Phone: (203) 392-7251

Kevin Feeney
Associate Professor of Accounting
Office:School of Business room 209
Phone: (203) 392-7134



Robert J. Kirsch
Professor of Accounting
Office: School of Business room 217
Phone: (203) 392-5697

Dr. Kirsch holds a Ph.D. in Accounting with a Minor in International Business from the University of South Carolina (1986), an M.B.A. with a Finance Concentration from the University of South Carolina (1982), and a Master in International Relations from the University of South Carolina (1977). He also holds a Ph.D. in Middle East Area Studies with a Political Science Concentration from Dropsie College, now a part of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn. (1974). His B.A. in German is from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Penn. (1965).

His main research interests are international accounting history, international accounting standards and harmonization; globalization of securities trading and disclosure requirements; impact of culture on firms; and relationships between accounting standards and government policy.

He has published in ABACUS; The Accounting Historians Journal; The International Journal of Accounting; Research in Accounting Regulation; Advances in International Accounting; International Journal of Management; Accounting Horizons; Management Accounting; and Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal; and is the author of the book "The International Accounting Standards Committee: A Political History."

He has taught International Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, and Contemporary Accounting Issues. He has served as a visiting professor/lecturer at Yale University’s School of Law, Bournemouth University, England, University of Innsbruck, Austria, and Friedrich-Alexander University, Nuremberg Germany.


Vivian Liu
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Office:School of Business room 231
Phone: (203) 392-7243

Debbie Amendola


 Debra Amendola
School of Business room 109A
Phone: (203) 392-5435