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SIU College of Business faculty members are leading the charge in providing cutting-edge, world class business education to students in each of our degree programs and majors. College of Business students are fortunate to study with faculty who are known nationally and internationally for their contributions in teaching, research and service in their respective fields.

Mavis Adjei

Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Marketing

Mavis Adjei
Rehn Hall, 227A Office: 618 | 453-7703 Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 mtandoh@business.siu.edu

To say that Professor Adjei is worldly is an understatement. She is fluent in six languages and "so-so in a seventh," she said. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Adjei is an ocean away from home but she feels right at home in southern Illinois. "What I love most about SIU is its ...read full profile >>

Suzanne Altobello

Associate Professor of Marketing

Suzanne Altobello
Rehn Hall, 223 Office: 618 | 453-7770 Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 altobello@business.siu.edu

Professor Altobello (formerly Nasco) possesses a rare mix of intellect and compassion. She is, by all accounts, a star in research and in the classroom. She earned the Research Excellence Award for best research record of all College of Business Assistant and Associate Professors in 2008. She also ...read full profile >>

Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley

Hamilton Family Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Finance

Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley
Rehn Hall, 128A Office: 618 | 453-1422 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 xwang@business.siu.edu

Dr. Beardsley researches market microstructure and the implication of market microstructure on asset pricing and investment. She also focuses on electronic communication networks, exchange traded funds and mutual funds. Dr. Beardsley became a professor because she cherishes the “creativity ...read full profile >>

Gordon Bruner II

Professor of Marketing, Emeritus

Gordon Bruner II
Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 gcbii@siu.edu

Professor Bruner began working with the SIU College of Business in the Fall of 1984. Prior to that, he received a B.B.A. and M.S. in marketing, both from Texas A and M University. His Ph.D. with a major in marketing and a minor in music came the University of North Texas. Bruner's research ...read full profile >>

Royce Burnett

Director, Associate Professor of Accountancy and KPMG Research Professor

Royce Burnett
Rehn Hall, 232A Office: 618 | 453-1490 Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 broyce@business.siu.edu

Royce D. Burnett, PhD, CPA, CMA is the Director of the School of Accountancy. He is also a SIU Provost Fellow. Within the School of Accountancy, Professor Burnett is an Associate Professor and is the KPMG Research Professor.   Professor Burnett earned his PhD from Oklahoma State University ...read full profile >>

Jim Cali

Lecturer

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Rehn Hall, 222A Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 jcali@business.siu.edu

Jim Cali, CPA, CFE, CGMA, has 30+ years of auditing and accounting experience, including internal audits, financial audits, and forensic accounting, and financial investigations.  He is currently the Director of Internal Audit for the Bi-State Development Agency, more commonly known ...read full profile >>

Terry Clark

Professor of Marketing

Terry Clark
Rehn Hall, 221A Office: 618 | 453-7781 Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 tclark@business.siu.edu

Terry Clark has a passion for all things Saluki, "Of all the universities I've studied at, worked at or visited, SIU is by far my favorite," he said. "I love Southern Illinois, I love Carbondale and I love our campus." Clark's love affair with SIU started in the 1970s ...read full profile >>

Ye Dai

Assistant Professor of Management

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Rehn Hall, 215A Office: 618 | 453-7884 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 ye.dai@business.siu.edu

Ye Dai joined the College of Business in the fall of 2012 as an assistant professor of management. He received his Ph.D. in management from The University of Texas at Austin, his M.A. in international political economy and development from Fordham University, and his B.A. in international business and ...read full profile >>

Wallace N. Davidson

Professor of Finance, Emeritus

Wallace N. Davidson
Rehn Hall, 128 Office: 618 | 453-1429 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 davidson@business.siu.edu

Professor Davidson's classes are always popular and his evaluations always glowing.  He was one of only nine honored as outstanding teachers for the 2007 Southern Illinois University's "Excellence Through Commitment" awards. During the College of Business 2007 Honors Day, ...read full profile >>

Saiying Deng

Assistant Professor of Finance

Saiying Deng
Rehn Hall, 126A Office: 618 | 453-1418 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 sdeng@business.siu.edu

Assistant Professor Saiying Deng joined the College of Business at SIU in Spring 2009. Deng decided to join SIU because of the stimulating research environment, and the productive and friendly colleagues at the Department of Finance as well as the College. Deng regularly teaches Financial Markets, and ...read full profile >>

Bruce DeRuntz

Professor

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Department of Technology College of Engineering Engineering D119 Phone: 618| 453-7829

Dr. Bruce DeRuntz is a Professor in the College of Engineering at Southern Illinois University where he teaches classes in leadership, quality and project management. In 2006 he was appointed the Director of SIU’s Leadership Development Program. His research interest is in identifying the ...read full profile >>

Gregory DeYong

Assistant Professor

Gregory DeYong
Rehn Hall, 207C Office: 618 | 453-7888 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 gdeyong@business.siu.edu

Greg DeYong is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. In addition to over 15 years of industrial experience in purchasing, scheduling, ERP systems and factory management, Dr. DeYong holds a degree in Chemistry, an MBA, and a ...read full profile >>

Tom Downen

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

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Rehn Hall, 234A Office: 618 | 453-1413 Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 tdownen@business.siu.edu

Tom Downen, PhD, CPA is currently an assistant professor in the School of Accountancy.  Dr. Downen earned a BBA in accounting from Eastern New Mexico University (1994), an MBA from the University of New Mexico (1999), and a PhD in accounting from Texas Tech University (2009).  Dr. ...read full profile >>

John Fraedrich

James N. Jannetides Professor of Business Ethics

John Fraedrich
Rehn Hall, 219A Office: 618|453-7786 Dept: 618|453-4341 Fax: 618|453-7747 fraedric@business.siu.edu

Dr. John Fraedrich received his degrees from Brigham Young and Texas A and M University and is the Jannetides Professor of Business Ethics at Southern Illinois University. In 2006, Dr. Fraedrich was asked by the Bill Daniels Foundation to become their Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics for ...read full profile >>

Diane Frew

Administrative Aide

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Rehn Hall, 210 Office: 618 | 453-7889 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 dianef@business.siu.edu

Loretta “Diane” Frew attended John A. Logan College and Southern Illinois University to confer four degrees.  She proudly became a lifetime member of the SIU Alumni Association in 2006.  Previously, Diane worked at the SIU Carterville Campus at Illinois Clean Coal ...read full profile >>

John Goodale

Associate Professor

John Goodale
Rehn Hall, 210A Office: 618 | 453-7893 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 jgoodale@business.siu.edu

Professor Goodale, a native of southern Michigan, joined the SIU College of Business in Fall 2009. Noting the quality of potential peers, Goodale was sold on the College of Business, "I was attracted to SIU and the Management Department because of the faculty. I feel fortunate to be working in ...read full profile >>

Jason Greene

Interim Dean and Rehn Professor of Finance

Jason Greene
Rehn Hall, 138A Office: 618 | 453-1421 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 jgreene@business.siu.edu

Jason T. Greene is the Interim Dean and the Rehn Professor of Finance in the College of Business at Southern Illinois University. After three years in the investment management industry as Vice President and Senior Investment Officer at INTECH Investment Management, a prominent institutional investment ...read full profile >>

Dena Hale

Lecturer

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Rehn Hall, 231A Office: 618 | 453-7773 Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 denahale@business.siu.edu

Leslee Hammers

Administrative Aide

Leslee Hammers
Rehn Hall, 234 Office: 618 | 453-1400 Department: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 lhammers@business.siu.edu

Kyle Harfst

Executive Director

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Southern Illinois Research Park, Inc. 1740 Innovation Drive Phone: 618| 453-3427

Dr. Kyle Harfst brings a background in banking and work with entrepreneurs through his professional and academic experience. Dr. Harfst currently serves as Executive Director of Southern Illinois Research Park. An Iowa native, Harfst holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern ...read full profile >>

Greg Hoffeditz

Lecturer

Greg Hoffeditz
Rehn Hall, 213A Office: 618 | 453-7895 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 ghoffeditz@business.siu.edu

Greg Hoffeditz holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Education, with a focus on Human Resource Development and Organizational Development, from the University of Illinois; MA in Management from Webster University; and BS in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University. He has taught ...read full profile >>

Cheryl Burke Jarvis

Associate Dean & Professor of Marketing

Cheryl Burke Jarvis
Rehn Hall, 225A Office: 618 | 453-7784 Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 cbjarvis@business.siu.edu

Cheryl Burke Jarvis displays a true passion for the Southern Illinois University College of Business and its faculty, "I really enjoy the warm, collegial environment. This is a campus with a heart - people love working and living here, and it shows in the quality of both their work in the ...read full profile >>

Steven Karau

Gregory A. Lee Professor of Management

Steven Karau
Rehn Hall, 211A Office: 618 | 453-7890 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 skarau@business.siu.edu

Steve Karau teaches courses in organizational behavior and human resources. He conducts research on a range of organizational behavior issues, with a special focus on motivation within groups, team performance, ethical issues in management, gender differences in leadership, and personality. He has ...read full profile >>

Allan Karnes

Professor Emeritus of Accountancy

Allan Karnes
Rehn Hal, 216A Office: 618 | 453-7960 Fax: 618 | 453-7961 karnes@business.siu.edu

Allan Karnes, professor emeritus of accountancy, has a well-balanced background in education and business. When he joined SIU College of Business in 1981, he brought with him many years of public accounting experience and while at SIU, Karnes earned a law degree in 1986 and was admitted to the bar ...read full profile >>

Darla Karnes

Senior Lecturer in Accountancy

Darla Karnes
Rehn Hall, 218A Office: 618 | 453-1496 Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 dkarnes@business.siu.edu

Darla Karnes, CPA, MAcc, senior lecturer in the School of Accountancy, was recently named program manager for the online accounting degree completion option offered through the College of Business.   Karnes has been a faculty member in the College of Business since 2000 and during ...read full profile >>

Heath Keller

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management

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Online Undergraduate Program Dept. 618| 453-7901

Dr. Heath Keller currently teaches courses in management fundamentals and strategic management. Heath earned both his bachelor’s (B.S.B. Marketing) and master’s (MBA) at Murray State University. His Ph.D. was earned at Southern Illinois University in Business Administration with ...read full profile >>

Lynette Knowles

Associate Professor of Marketing

Lynette Knowles
Rehn Hall, 233A Office: 618 | 453-7782 Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 lknowles@business.siu.edu

Professor Knowles' first teaching experience was in Finland during the early 1980s, when she conducted conversational English classes for business students. "I truly enjoyed teaching," she said. After that, she never looked back. A member of the College of Business faculty since 1988, ...read full profile >>

Jaehoon Lee

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Jae Lee
Rehn Hall, 223A Office: 618 | 453-7785 Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 jhlee@business.siu.edu

Professor Lee joined Marketing Department at Southern Illinois University in 2014. His research interests are better understanding the motivational aspects of consumer’s symbolic behavior (e.g., conspicuous consumption, luxury consumption, materialistic goal pursuit) and helping behavior ...read full profile >>

Claire Liang

Assistant Professor of Finance

Claire Liang
Rehn Hall, 124A Office: 618 | 453-1425 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 claire.yc.liang@business.siu.edu

Charles Litecky

Professor of Management

Charles Litecky
Rehn Hall, 207A Office: 618 | 453-7892 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 clitecky@business.siu.edu

Professor Litecky is a seasoned professional in the information systems area. He has more than twenty-five years experience in applications development in a variety of languages and methodologies that he brings to the new study of developing applications for the web. He is the author of many ...read full profile >>

Donna Margolis

Director of MBA Programs and Lecturer

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Rehn Hall, 226 Office: 618 | 453-6618 Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-2832 margolis@business.siu.edu

Donna M. Margolis is Director of MBA Programs and a Lecturer in the School of Accountancy at Southern Illinois University's College of Business. Formerly she was the Assistant Dean of Student Services responsible for all aspects of student affairs including academic advising, enrollment ...read full profile >>

Nancy Martin

Adjunct Associate Professor of Management

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School of Information Systems & Applied Technology College of Applied Sciences nlmartin@siu.edu 618| 453-8838

Dr. Nancy Martin is an Associate Professor of Information Systems Technologies in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University. She received both her BS in Computer Science and PhD in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. Prior to her move to academia, ...read full profile >>

Ike Mathur

Professor Emeritus of Finance

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Rehn Hall, 128 Office: 618 | 453-1429 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626

William McKinley

Henry J. Rehn Professor of Management

William McKinley
Rehn Hall, 208A Office: 618 | 453-7886 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 decline@business.siu.edu

Professor McKinley joined the College of Business faculty in 1990. Since then, he’s made his mark in research and teaching. McKinley was a finalist for the Best Paper Award at the 1992 Western Academy of Management Meeting, Spokane, Washington. Plus, he’s was placed on the SIU ...read full profile >>

Jamie McNutt

Associate Professor of Finance

Jamie McNutt
Rehn Hall, 130A Office: 618 | 453-1417 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 jmcnutt@business.siu.edu

For Associate Professor of Finance Jamie John McNutt, joining the College of Business faculty in 2008 marked a true homecoming.  McNutt was born and raised in Vandalia, Illinois, "population 7,100, the former state capitol of Illinois and the place where Abraham Lincoln began his career ...read full profile >>

Sharon Moore

Administrative Aide

Sharon Moore
Rehn Hall, 138 Office: 618 | 453-1428 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 smoore@business.siu.edu

Sharon Moore attended Johnston Community College in Smithfield, NC and SIU. Previously, she worked in the SIU College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office for 2 years and in the SIU College of Agricultural Sciences Dean's Office for 4 years. She began working in the Department of Finance in 2004. ...read full profile >>

Marc Morris

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

Marc Morris
Rehn Hall, 230A Office: 618 | 453-1405 Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 memorris@business.siu.edu

Prior to joining SIU College of Business as a visiting professor in July 2009, Professor Morris was an Assistant Professor of Accountancy at Southern Illinois University where he taught courses in Partnership Taxation and Corporate Taxation. After a time in private practice, he served as Director of ...read full profile >>

Peter Mykytyn, Jr.

Chair and Professor of Management

Peter Mykytyn, Jr.
Rehn Hall, 209A Office: 618 | 453-7885 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 mykytyn@business.siu.edu

Professor Mykytyn’s research focuses on using information systems to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage; the relationship between information systems and the law, with special emphasis on intellectual property (patents, copyrights, and trademarks) as they relate to ...read full profile >>

Dennis Nasco

Lecturer

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Rehn Hall, 109 Office: 618 | 453-2605 Dept: 618 | 453-3328 Fax: 618 | 453-7961 dnasco@business.siu.edu

Dr. Dennis G. Nasco joined the Southern Illinois University College of Business in 2006. Dr. Nasco brings a variety of real-world corporate Human Resource experience to the college. A native of Florida, Dr. Nasco earned his Doctorate degree from Southern Illinois University, an MSHRM (MBA) from ...read full profile >>

Jim Nelson

Associate Professor

Jim Nelson
Rehn Hall, 208A Office: 618 | 453-7880 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 jimbo@business.siu.edu

A self-described "Navy brat," Professor Nelson traveled extensively before arriving at SIU. Born in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, he was raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Alameda, California, Guam and Long Beach, California.  He earned a bachelor of science from California Polytechnic State ...read full profile >>

Kay Nelson

Professor of Management

Kay Nelson
Rehn Hall, 212A Office: 618 | 453-7451 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 ikay@business.siu.edu

Professor Nelson joined the College of Business faculty in 2005. She was the Director the Partnership for Innovation Center for 3 years and has developed and presented a “one of a kind” hands-on MBA Innovation Course coupled with Engineering College capstone project ...read full profile >>

Edward Nowlin

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Edward Nowlin
Rehn Hall, 229A Office: 618 | 453-7787 Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 elnowlin@business.siu.edu

Coming from his hometown of Valparaiso, Indiana, Edward L. Nowlin is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his M.B.A. from Ohio State University, and his B.A. from Denison University. Before ...read full profile >>

Ed O'Donnell

Emerson Groennert Professor of Accountancy

Ed ODonnell
Rehn Hall, 228A Office: 618 | 453-1497 Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 eod@business.siu.edu

Ed O'Donnell didn't know what to expect when he came to the Southern Illinois University College of Business, but he was quickly impressed with the students he encountered, "When presented with a new problem, our students' first reaction is to attack the challenge and try to ...read full profile >>

Marcus Odom

Professor of Accountancy and Deloitte & Touche Faculty Fellow

Marcus Odom
Rehn Hall, 226A Office: 618 | 453-1408 Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 modom@business.siu.edu

Dr. Odom is a professor of accountancy and Deloitte and Touche Faculty Fellow. Professor Odom is an enthusiastic and engaging instructor. "The professors at the College of Business are wonderful," said Justin Miller, recent graduate of the School of Accountancy. "They're very ...read full profile >>

Marc Ortegren

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

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Rehn Hall, 220A Office: 618 | 453-1407 Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 ortegren@business.siu.edu

Dr. Ortegren is an Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy. He earned a B.S in Accounting from SIU in 2002, a Master's of Accounting from SIUE in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 2010. Here at SIU, Dr. Ortegren has taught or is currently teaching ...read full profile >>

John M. Pearson

Professor of Management

John M. Pearson
Rehn Hall, 210A Office: 618 | 453-7802 Dept: 618 | 453-3307 Fax: 618 | 453-7835 jpearson@business.siu.edu

Dr. Pearson's favorite part of his job is the relationship with SIU students whom he describes as "hard working, honest individuals.  It makes interacting with them a rewarding experience and I enjoy working with younger individuals and helping them prepare for their ...read full profile >>

Ann Pearson

Online Undergraduate Program Manager

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Rehn Hall, Rm 107 Office: 618 | 453-7901 Fax: 618 | 453-7961 apearson@business.siu.edu

Ann M. Pearson, PhD, has been with the online undergraduate degree completion program for the College of Business since its inception in spring of 2011.  Her current position allows her to integrate skills and knowledge gained over the years. “It is a pleasure to offer this ...read full profile >>

Mark Peterson

Chair and Gordon & Sharon Teel Professor of Finance

Mark Peterson
Rehn Hall, 134A Office: 618 | 453-1426 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 map1@business.siu.edu

Professor Mark A. Peterson chose SIU for “its geographical location and its people,” he said. “Our students, many of whom are from the region, share the same values that my family and I have.” Peterson joined the SIU faculty in 1997. He researches investments, ...read full profile >>

Ted Pilger

Senior Lecturer, Finance

Ted Pilger
Rehn Hall, 126 Office: 618 | 453-1430 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 tpilger@business.siu.edu

Dr. Pilger is a lecturer in the Department of Finance. He has been with the College since 1992. In 1994, he received his Ph.D. from SIU. He earned his BS from the University of Illinois, and his MBA from Western Illinois University. Dr. Pilger's research focuses on the approval of golden ...read full profile >>

Marge Smith

Administrative Aide

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Rehn Hall, 223 Office: 618 | 453-7700 Dept: 618 | 453-4341 Fax: 618 | 453-7747 mdsmith@business.siu.edu

Charles Stubbart

Professor Emeritus of Management

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Dept of Management Dept: 618| 453-3307

Dr. Charles Stubbart teaches business strategy, management, organization theory and entrepreneurship at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He also has extensive experience teaching abroad at schools in Canada, Finland, Sweden, Russia and Northern Albania. Before joining the College of Business ...read full profile >>

Raymond Wacker

Associate Professor Emeritus of Accountancy

Raymond Wacker
Rehn Hall, 222A Office: 618 | 453-1403 Dept: 618 | 453-2289 Fax: 618 | 453-1411 wacker@business.siu.edu

Professor Wacker is a natural teacher. Since he joined the College of Business at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1989, he has garnered praise and numerous accolades including the prestigious Outstanding Educator Award given by the Illinois CPA Society in 2007.  The previous ...read full profile >>

Wanli Zhao

Associate Professor of Finance

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Rehn Hall, 124 Office: 618 | 453-7109 Dept: 618 | 453-2459 Fax: 618 | 453-5626 zhaowl@business.siu.edu

Dr. Zhao joined the College of Business in fall 2012. His research focuses on corporate governance issues such as board of directors, financial reporting quality, executive compensation, and informed trading. Professor Zhao has published in academic journals such as Journal of Finance, The Accounting ...read full profile >>