Faculty

Dr. Jeff Birchby

Assistant Professor

Office: Crocker 302
Phone Number: 508.215.5509
Email: jbirchby@framingham.edu

Earned a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University, a MSc. in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and a M.A. and PhD in economics from Rutgers University. His areas of interest include finance, experimental economics, microeconomic theory and industrial organization. He has authored papers on individual choice over risky financial assets as well as on individual and group behavior and coordination when faced with uncertainty. He has presented research at the Foundations and Applications of Utility, Risk and Decision Theory, the Human and Social Dynamics Conference and the North-American ESA. He serves on the Lincoln MA Finance Committee.

Laura Lamontagne, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Crocker 108
Phone Number: 508.626.4889
Email: llamontagne@framingham.edu

Earned her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Clemson University. Her research interests include energy economics, environmental economics, applied microeconomics and empirical industrial organization. Dr. Lamontagne has authored papers on Renewable Portfolio Standards and the US Energy landscape. She has taken students abroad to Germany and Switzerland to study renewable energy.

Lori Anderson Lavigne, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Crocker 103
Phone Number: 508.626.4857
Email: llavigne@framingham.edu

Received a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Lafayette College, a M.A. in economics from Binghamton University, and a PhD in economics from Binghamton University. Her areas of interest are labor economics and health economics. She has presented papers at the Eastern Economic, Southern Economic, and National Business and Economic Society.

Luis D. Rosero, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Crocker 102
Phone Number: 508.215.5716
Email: lrosero@framingham.edu

Earned a B.A. in Economics from Wheaton College, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Professor Rosero's research interests include the interaction of international finance and economic development, Latin American economic integration, and the use of alternative economic policies to promote sustainable economic growth. His recent research publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Integration, Latin American Policy, and Critical Sociology. He has presented his research at several international, national and regional conferences, including the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA), Eastern Economic Association (EEA), the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), and the International Political Science Association (IPSA). In addition to his research on international economics, Dr. Rosero co-authored numerous reports aimed at analyzing demographic and economic trends and their impact on the economic development of the City of Boston during his time with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Fahlino Sjuib, PhD

Professor and Department Chair

Office: Crocker 104
Phone Number: 508.626.4884
Email: fsjuib@framingham.edu

Received his Ph.D. in Economics from Kansas State University. His research interests include time series econometrics, regional economics, open macroeconomics and exchange rate policies. Professor Sjuib's recent academic publications have appeared in Journal of Business and Economics Research, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics and the Empirical Economics Letter. He is a member of American Economic Association, Eastern Economic Association and the National Association of Business Economics.

Frances M. Skypeck, CPA, MST

Assistant Professor

Office: O’Connor Hall 208
Phone Number: 508.626.4817
Email: fskypeck@framingham.edu

Received a B.A. in Accounting from Assumption College and a M.S. in Taxation from Bentley University, and is a Certified Public Accountant with Big 4 Public Accounting Firm experience. She worked in various senior finance roles, including Tax Director for International Power and Vice President of Tax at National Grid. Frances has over 25 years of experience in the utility, alternative energy, and technology industries. Her areas of interest include entrepreneurial ventures in the technology and biotechnology industries where she consults as a CFO and strategic advisor.

Beverly Ann Soriano, C.P.A.

Assistant Professor

Office: Crocker 106
Phone Number: 508.626.4856
Email: bsoriano@framingham.edu

Earned her B.A. from Bryant University, Masters in Business Education from Boston University and Masters in Accountancy from Bentley University. She is licensed by the Board of Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant in Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a business educator grades k - 12 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Her research interests are in computerized accounting, international accounting and integrated reporting. Professor Soriano has published a variety of articles in accounting and related areas as well as presentations on accounting issues. She has taught and taken students to Russia as part of a course “Doing Business in Russia”. When she was in China, she participated in the course “Doing Business in China” by using Skype to teach high school students in Massachusetts about business in the country. She has taken student to Italy, Greece, Germany and France.