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Meet our co-chairs
TAU PhD, Accounting, 2005
TAU MBA, 1995
Bar Ilan University BA, Accounting and Economics, 1991
I am a Professor of Accounting at Brandeis University's International Business School in Waltham, MA.
After having worked in controller and CFO positions for several years, I applied for a PhD in Accounting at the Recanati School of Business Administration at TAU in 2001. A few months later I moved to Boston, and after spending a few years as a visiting fellow at Harvard University, completed my PhD at TAU in 2005.
TAU is my professional home. I have very fond memories from my MBA and PhD days at TAU, and continue to stay in touch with many of my classmates and faculty.
TAU BA, 1993
I am a Partner at the law firm of Burns and Levinson LLP and Co-Chair of our International Practice Group, representing corporations, investors, and entrepreneurs in various corporate and business matters, and have extensive experience representing companies engaging in business and trade between the U.S. and Israel and Israeli governmental agencies.
I am actively involved in leadership positions with organizations focused on U.S.-Israeli matters. I also serve as a Council Member on the U.S. Department of Commerce Massachusetts District Export Council by appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
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What and when did you study at TAU?
I earned an M.Sc. in Management (Finance and Accounting) and graduated in 1998.
What are you doing now professionally?
I am now an Associate Professor in Accounting at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. I teach introductory financial and managerial accounting courses in both Graduate and Undergraduate levels. As part of my research I focus on IFRS and XBRL. I also study the quality of the financial information and specifically how the amount paid to auditors affects that quality.
Tell us about your personal life and interests.
I am married with two young boys and live in Newton, MA. I enjoy drinking wine and home improvement projects.
What's your best TAU memory?
My best TAU memory is being exposed to professors who were the leading people in their profession. I was lucky to be taught by professors like Amir Barnea before he left for TASE and by Israel Borovich before he became the Chairman of the Board of El-Al. This enabled me to get a glimpse of how these very smart and talented people operate and gain some of the knowledge they accumulated throughout their professional lives.
What's your funniest TAU memory?
My funniest TAU memory was to enter one of the classes in the beginning of a semester, I was a bit late (as expected from a student, but something that I hate as a professor), I sit down, and find out I had sat by a person who I have not seen for many years, who was my best friend in primary school.
RECENT ALUMNI EVENTS
Waltham, MA – Thursday, May 2, 2013
Is That You? Advances in Facial Recognition
A fascinating look at the rapidly growing field, with TAU's Prof. Galit Yovel.
Boston, MA – Monday, March 4, 2013
Tel Aviv Night at the Movies
Award-winning shorts from TAU's renowned Department of Film and Television, with special guests Joanna Langfield and Prof. John Bernstein.
Boston, MA – January 23, 2013
Combating Terrorism: A UN Insider's Perspective
Cocktail reception with Dr. David Scharia, Legal and Criminal Justice Coordinator for the United Nations Security Council.
Boston, MA – March 11, 2012
Sunday Night at the Movies
Four short films from TAU's acclaimed Department of Film and Television.
Cambridge, MA – October 4, 2011
A Toast to the Top!
Celebrating TAU president Prof. Joseph Klafter at the Harvard Alumni Club, with The Hon. Shai Bazak, Consul General of Israel to New England.
Waltham, MA – March 16, 2011
A discussion about the past and future of the universe with Prof. Avi Loeb, director of the Institute for Theory and Composition at Harvard University and a visiting professor at TAU.
Boston, MA – December 6, 2010
Alumni Chanukah Party
A warm Alumni Chanukah Party and a film screening.
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