Ph.D. Students

Group photo of accounting PhD students
  • Patrick Kielty
    Patrick Kielty

    5th Year Student
    329 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0227
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    Bio: Patrick attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he was a double major in Biochemistry and Economics. After graduation, he worked as an AmeriCorps member in Little Rock, Arkansas. He then attended The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he obtained a master’s of management degree. After graduating from Duke, Patrick worked as a research assistant to the accounting department at Fuqua. His research interests include financial statement analysis and financial reporting.

  • Hyun Jong Park
    Hyun Jong Park

    4th Year Student
    338 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0225
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    Bio: Hyun Park received a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with honors in accounting) with double concentrations in Accounting and Finance from the University of Melbourne in 2010. He also completed a Master degree in Commerce (Finance) in Melbourne. Park’s research interests include auditing and capital markets.

  • Tian Xu
    Tian Xu

    4th Year Student
    334 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0228
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    Bio: Tian attended Randolph-Macon College, where she was a double major in Mathematics and Accounting and a minor in Economics. She received a Master’s degree in Actuarial Science from Columbia University. Her research interests include capital markets and taxation.

  • Diana Weng
    Diana Weng

    3rd Year Student
    329 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0227
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    Bio: Diana attended the University of Florida and graduated in 2015 from the Fisher School of Accounting’s 3/2 Program with a minor in Actuarial Science. Her research interests include capital markets, financial statement analysis, and corporate disclosure incentives.

  • Nicholas Cicone
    Nicholas Cicone

    2nd Year Student
    334 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0228
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    Bio: Nick attended the University of South Florida and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Accounting and in 2016, a MAcc. His research interests include auditing, analyst roles, and earnings management.

  • Nicholas Krupa
    Nicholas Krupa

    2nd Year Student
    334 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0228
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    Bio: Nick Krupa received his Bachelor’s in Finance and his Master’s in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. After graduation, he worked as an auditor for BDO in West Palm Beach, FL. His research interests include capital markets and financial reporting.

  • Jeffery Piao
    Jeffery Piao

    1st Year Student
    329 Gerson Hall
    352.273.0227
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    Bio: Jeffery is a first-year Ph.D. student. Before joining the Fisher School of Accounting, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters of Accounting Science with a concentration in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include information intermediaries in capital markets and information transfer among various markets participants.