Dr. Xiaojing (Joanne) MA received a B.A. in Economics from Peking University in China, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked at Minot State University in North Dakota for two years before she joined Holy Family University in August, 2009. Dr. Ma teaches various economics and business courses at Holy Family University. Her research interests are in empirical industrial organization, health economics and international economics. She has presented her work at international conferences and has published her papers in several peer reviewed journals.
Joe Barkley has been an adjunct instructor at Holy Family University since 2010. He teaches Principles of Finance and International Business courses.
Over his 47 years career, Joe has successfully led operations and financial management functions and financial staffs in diverse business sectors including financial services, insurance and re-insurance, information technology, construction and facilities management, logistics, education, and government operations. He held business unit CFO assignments with American International Group, Chase Manhattan Bank and American Express Company and has held senior staff assignments with Swiss Re New Markets, CIGNA, and American Express.
Joe’s functional responsibilities have included all aspects of operations and financial management, project management, operations, acquisition and divestiture of businesses, development and management of financial systems, administration, planning, and training. Much of Joe’s experience has been in starting new functions, and repairing broken functions.
Prior to entering the corporate world Joe served 15 years in the Army in various assignments involving financial and budget management functions including the outsourcing of critical maintenance and logistical operations in Europe. Joe served in a number of combat, training command and staff assignments with units from Platoon to Brigade level in the United States, Viet Nam and Germany.
Joe previously held adjunct teaching positions with Boston University Overseas Campus, the University of Maryland, the University of Scranton, and Lackawanna Junior College. He has led seminars on “Accounting Failures,” Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Ethics.
A 32 (+) year member of Financial Executive International (FEI), has served as President of the New York City Chapter and served on the Board of Trustees of the Financial Executive Research Foundation (FERF). He is on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of FEI. Joe has published various articles related to capitalization of Software, internal controls and financial management of Information Technology and governance. He has lectured at FEI events on the topics of Information Technology governance and financial management, and conducted seminars on Leadership.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Joe also holds an MBA in Finance and Management from the University of Scranton. Joe and his wife reside in Newtown, PA.
Bernard Rayca has more than 38 years of experience working in all aspects of international business and trade. He started his career in the International Division of First Pennsylvania Bank where he became proficient with international payment methods and procedures; including letters of credit, collections and foreign exchange. He was the International Traffic Manager for a major chemical company. He worked for a major ocean carrier, a NVOCC, a Freight Forwarder and Custom House Broker, and a Supply Chain company. He has travelled to and done business in more than 15 countries. He is multi-lingual. He holds an MBA from LaSalle University.