College of Business welcomes six new faculty members

This school year the College of Business is welcoming six new tenure-track faculty, another sign of the growth of the college over the past few years, all leading into the planned opening of Austin Hall in 2014.

Bret Scott
Bret Scott

Bret Scott, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Fall

Bret Scott comes to Oregon State after completing his Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Scott also has a Master of Accounting from the USC Leventhal School of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Western Washington University.

Scott’s a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Golden Key, Phi Eta Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi. He’s also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

KC Lin
KC Lin

Kuan-Chen (KC) Lin, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Fall

KC Lin has a PhD in Accounting from the Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business. He’s also studied at UCLA, the National Taiwan University College of Management (MBA Finance) and the National Cheng-Chi University College of Commerce (BS in Accounting).

His research interests include Equity and debt pricing of accounting information and earnings quality, and quality and informativeness of financial analyst forecasts and management earnings guidance.

Inara Scott
Inara Scott

Inara Scott, Assistant Professor, Business Law, Fall

Inara Scott joins OSU with a distinguished and diverse background.

Not only is Scott a legal professional with more than 10 years experience in environmental, regulatory, energy, and business law, but she’s a published fiction author with a number of novels to her credit.



Huichi Huang
Huichi Huang

Huichi Huang, Assistant Professor, Accounting. Fall

Huang has a PhD in Accounting from Syracuse , an MBA from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan and a BA in Accounting from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

At Syracuse she taught Introduction to Financial Accounting and previously taught Managerial Accounting at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan.


Marina Puzakova
Marina Puzakova

Marina Puzakova, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Fall

Marina Puzakova comes to Corvallis from Drexel University after completing work on a PhD in marketing. She also has a degree in Business Economics and Management from Voronezh State Technical University in Russia.

Puzakova also has some fascinating research interests, including brand inference and anthropomorphization, or the ways in which consumers see brands as people.

Chris Akroyd, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Winter

Chris Akroyd will start his Oregon State career winter term. He has a diverse educational background, earning degrees in three different countries, all outside the United States.

Most recently he received a PhD from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He also has an MBA from Kobe University in Japan and two degrees in Australia, from the University of New South Wales and Southern Cross University.

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