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.

Galina Boiarintseva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Management


With a Master and a Ph.D. of Human Resources Management from York University, Galina is an experienced HR professional with over 13 years in the legal field, manufacturing and service-based industries. A frequent international speaker, Galina also has been recognized with notable honours, awards and media mentions.

Chang Jie Hu, PRM, Ph.D.

Assistant Profesor of Finance


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...

Christopher Wright, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Management


Dr. Wright joined the faculty in August 2009 before completing his Ph.D. in operations management from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester in August 2010. His dissertation, entitled Modeling and Analysis of Revenue Management Systems in Airline Alliances, establishes a framework for analyzing the revenue sharing process of airlines within an alliance that sell...

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...

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...