Finance Faculty

Our faculty are committed to teaching as their first priority, bringing both the theoretical and the practical aspects of accounting to our students. In addition, our faculty members are involved in many scholarly activities, conducting research and publishing in respected, peer-reviewed journals.

The diversity of our faculty is reflected in their academic backgrounds, with many holding multiple advanced degrees or professional qualifications. In today's global economy, exposure to such varied approaches within the discipline helps our students gain an added edge.


Steven Barber

Title: Visiting Instructor
Office: Salerno 141
Phone: (585) 385-8154
Email: sbarber@sjfc.edu
Education: M.S., Finance, RIT
B.S., Geology and Archeology, Cornell

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Merouane Lakehal-Ayat

Merouane Lakehal-Ayat

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 241
Phone: (585) 385-8429
Email: mlakehalayat@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., International Finance & Economics, U. of Denver
J.D., Business and Law, Algiers Business and Law School
MBA, Finance, U. of Denver
M.S., International Management, U. of Denver
M.A., International Relations, U. of Denver

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Jana Sacks

Jana Sacks

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Salerno 233
Phone: (585) 899-3746
Email: jsimon@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Global Finance/ Economics, The New School
M.A., Global Economy and Finance, The New School
B.S., Law in Commerce, University of Economics, Prague, CZ

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Edward Stendardi

Edward Stendardi

Title: Professor
Office: Salerno 141
Phone: (585) 385-8093
Email: estendardi@sjfc.edu
Education: MBA, Finance, SUNY Albany
M.A., Secondary Social Studies, SUNY at Albany
B.A., Secondary Social Studies, SUNY at Cortland

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Patricia L. Wollan

Patricia L. Wollan

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 239
Phone: (585) 899-3862
Email: pwollan@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
MBA, Old Dominion University
B.S., York University, York, England

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