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New Faculty Join Fisher: Meet Two from the School of Business

September 17, 2021

This fall, St. John Fisher College welcomed 18 new, full-time faculty members to the classroom. Over the course of the next several weeks, College News Highlights will introduce these newest professors by school. This week, we shine the spotlight on the School of Business.

Yi Liu and Christopher Liucci

Yi Liu joins Fisher as an assistant professor of accounting and finance. She holds a doctorate in personal finance planning from Texas Tech University, a master’s in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a bachelor’s in marketing from the Hunan Institute of Engineering in China.

Prior to joining Fisher, she served as an assistant professor in the Finance and Economics Department at the College for Financial Planning.

Liu has actively presented her research at national conferences, including the CFP Board Academic Research Colloquium, Academy Financial Service, and the AFCPE Symposium. Her goal is to connect research and practice through evidence-based models that shape professional financial planning practice.

Her research interests are focused on financial planning, investment decision-making, psychosocial attributes, and household finances, specifically stock ownership, asset decumulation, personality traits, financial well-being, and the application of positive psychology to financial planning. Her work has been published in the Journal of Personal Finance, Financial Planning Review, and Applied Economics Letters, among others. She is a current member of the Financial Planning Association, Academy of Financial Services, the American Council on Consumer Interests, Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education, American Finance Association, and Financial Management Association. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning.

Christopher Liucci joins Fisher as a visiting assistant professor of accounting and finance. He is a seasoned senior financial leader with extensive experience collaborating with boards of directors, audit committees, and executive leadership teams on strategic financial matters including large scale and smaller acquisition/integration activities, design and evolution of financial systems and processes, risk management, and talent development for multi-national companies.

In April 2020, after a 14-year career with Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), Liucci resigned from his role as chief accounting officer and global controller after being involved in the sale of G&W to affiliates of Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC, which resulted in G&W becoming a private company. To provide a smooth transition of his responsibilities, he provided consulting advice to G&W through the end of May 2020. Prior to joining G&W, he was director of global financial planning and reporting and controller of financial reporting/internal controls with Genencor International, Inc.

Liucci is a CPA and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from SUNY Geneseo and an MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. He is a long-time member of the SUNY Geneseo School of Business Advisory Council and has delivered commencement addresses for the combined SUNY Geneseo School of Business and School of Education graduate level ceremonies and the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester undergraduate level ceremony.

He is also an active board member and past president of the Rochester chapter of Financial Executives International and a past board member and past president of the Rochester chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.