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Associate Professor of Finance
Dr. Mohamed Ayadi is an Associate Professor of Finance, joined the Faculty of Business in 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from Concordia University and M.Sc. in Finance from HEC Montreal. Prior to joining Brock, Dr. Ayadi taught at Concordia University and University of Quebec. He also worked as a research analyst at the World Bank in Washington D.C.
Dr. Ayadi is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society of Business. In 2009, he received the Faculty of Business Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Ayadi’s research interests are in the area of investment management, mutual funds, corporate governance, financial markets regulation, and derivative securities. He is particularly interested in Canadian and international mutual funds. He has made numerous presentations at several domestic and international finance conferences. His papers have been published in journals/books such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Computers and Operations Research, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Numerical Methods in Finance, and Journal of Empirical Finance. He is an active reviewer for a number of finance and OR journals, books, conferences, FQRSC, SSHRC, and the Romanian National Council for Scientific Research.
James King, CGAO
Vice-President of Business Development
Martin I. Kusy
Professor of Management Science
Martin Kusy received his PhD in Operations Research from the University of British Columbia. He was a Professor of Decision Sciences at Concordia University for 23 years, where he served as Department Chair, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Business and finally as Associate Dean and then Dean of the School of Graduate Studies for the university. He is now in his 10th year as Dean of Business at Brock University. During his tenure at Brock, the Faculty has attained AACSB accreditation, established three new graduate programs – a Masters in Accountancy (MAcc), a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Master of Science in Administration (MSc). As well, over the past nine years, Brock has established the largest business co-op program in Canada.
Kusy’s dissertation on an Asset and Liability Management Model was one of the first successful large scale applications of stochastic programming to Financial Planning models. This topic is central to his research career. He has published his research in such journals as Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Engineering Costs and Production Economics, Journal of Information Management and OPSEARCH. Kusy also has an extensive consulting career, including such firms as IBM, General Motors, Clairol, and Royal Bank of Canada.
D. Paul Scarbrough
Associate Professor of Accounting
Professor Scarbrough has been at Brock since 1995 and has held several positions in the Faculty of Business. Prior appointments include Boston University and Bentley College. International teaching experience includes Waseda University [Tokyo] and Vaxjo University [Sweden]. Professor Scarbrough's research interests are cost reduction and the effect of corporate culture on the use of cost reduction methods.