All of our faculty are prominent, award-winning scholars who continually enhance their expertise through research, publishing, consulting, and community service. Bryant's collaborative environment allows this extraordinarily accessible faculty to share their knowledge with you. Learn more about some of them below.
Lookman Buky Folami, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Accounting
Phone: (401) 232-6564
Education: Ph.D., Accounting, Georgia State University; M.PAcc., Georgia State University; B.S., Accounting, Robert Morris University
Lookman Buky Folami teaches multinational accounting at the graduate level. On campus and off, he is known for service.
Folami has served on a raft of Bryant committees that allowed him to refine the accounting curriculum, serve as a mentor to students, and select candidates for faculty searches. This work won him a University service award in 2010.
Folami also serves as a board member or advisor for the Rhode Island Association of CPAs, the National Association of Black Accountants, and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Giving is a trait that comes from his father, a businessman in his native Nigeria. “He donated money and land to build churches, and every Friday once a month he’d put out a feast for the neighbors,” Folami said. “He sent food to the elderly and gave candy to kids. He died when I was 13, but I didn’t forget his example.”
Folami is a prolific researcher and writer, publishing on a potpourri of topics that share one thread – practicality. Cash management, risk management, and job satisfaction are frequent subjects of study, as is the role of financial expert witnesses.
Folami has run an active consulting practice, offering expert advice in forensic accounting, general accounting, and financial management to companies in several sectors, from health care to entertainment.
“Consulting keeps me grounded in the classroom,” he said. “It gives me examples of practical applications for my students, those real examples of ‘here’s how you do it’ and ‘here’s why it matters.’”