SOA Welcomes new Assistant Professor Tu Xu and Other Faculty

SOA welcomes Tu Xu as a new assistant professor who will teach in the undergraduate capstone courses. Prof. Xu earned his Ph.D. degree in Singapore and earned a masters from the University of Illinois. Prof. Xu researches how institutional and environmental features shape investors and auditors judgments and decision-making. Dr. Moshen Sharifi is a visiting faculty in accounting information systems and a leader in creating internal auditing education. Dr. Shirley Daniel returned back to Hawaii after leading a UH study abroad program in Italy. Dr. David Yang returned back from sabbatical, but Dr. Roger Debreceny is away for the fall semester. Coming in spring 2018 to teach for SOA is Steve Mar, former IT Audit Director of Nordstroms and before that of Microsoft. Previously Mr. Mar was a partner with Deloitte in San Francisco and performed some audits of Hawaii clients.