Finance Faculty

Our faculty are committed to teaching as their first priority, bringing both the theoretical and the practical aspects of business 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 235
Phone: (585) 385-8154
Email: sbarber@sjfc.edu
Education: M.S., Finance, RIT
B.S., Geology and Archeology, Cornell

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J. Dennis Ding

J. Dennis Ding

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Salerno 242
Phone: (585) 385-7351
Email: jding@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois – Champaign
M.S., Engineering Management, Duke University
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany

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Kristi Jeffres

Title: Visiting Professor
Office: Salerno 139
Phone: (585) 385-7346
Email: kjeffres@sjfc.edu
Education: M.T., University of Denver
MBA, B.S., St. John Fisher College

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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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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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