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Allan Karnes

Professor Emeritus of Accountancy

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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 that same ...read full profile >>


Darla Karnes

Senior Lecturer in Accountancy

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Darla Karnes, senior lecturer in the School of Accountancy, has been a faculty member in the College of Business since 2000 and during that time has taught over 100 classes and 7,000 students in the areas of Financial and Managerial Accounting, and Taxation. She has been course coordinator for Accounting 210, 220, and 230 at SIU, and began online course delivery for Accounting 220 and 230 in 2012. ...read full profile >>


Marc Morris

Associate Professor of Accountancy

Prior to joining SIU College of Business as a visiting professor in July 2009, Professor Morris was an associate 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 >>


Marcus Odom

Professor of Accountancy and Deloitte & Touche Faculty Fellow

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Dr. Odom a professor of accountancy and Deloitte & 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 ...read full profile >>


Ed O'Donnell

Emerson/Groennert Professor of Accountancy

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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 conquer the problem ...read full profile >>


Finance Faculty


Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley

Hamilton Family Faculty Fellow and Interim Chair of Finance

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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 >>


Charles Hodges

Charles Hodges joined the SIU College of Business in 2015. He came to the SIU College of Business with an extensive background in teaching online delivered courses with the University of West Georgia (UWG) and Georgia State University. While at UWG, he was awarded the Annual Faculty Teaching Award and the Annual Faculty Research Award. 

Hodges earned his B.S in Leisure Services, his MBA with a concentration in Finance and his Ph.D. in Finance all from Florida State University. He is a managing partner for Fairlie-Poplar Associates and has served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. 

Hodges research interests include corporate finance and behavioral finance. 


Management Faculty


John Goodale

Associate Professor of Management

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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 a ...read full profile >>


Greg Hoffeditz

Lecturer, Management

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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 >>


Heath Keller

Adjunct Associate Professor of Management

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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 major areas ...read full profile >>


Nancy Martin

Associate Professor of Information Systems Technologies

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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, Dr. Martin worked for a major healthcare insurer in a variety of roles including project management and systems implementation. ...read full profile >>


Dennis Nasco

Lecturer

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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 Purdue University and a Bachelor's of Science from the University of Florida. Current Professor in the core classes UCOL 101 and BUS 302 for the SIU College of Business. These classes entail the ground floor for all students to build off of while gaining experience and knowledge in their stay at Southern.

Additionally, Dr. Nasco teaches Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management courses online and on campus in conjunction with the Management department.


Jim Nelson

Associate Professor of Management

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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 University ...read full profile >>


John Pearson

Professor of Management

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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 future." Dr. Pearson also...read full profile >>


Marketing Faculty


Mavis Adjei

Chair and Associate Professor of Marketing

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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 culture," said ...read full profile >>


Terry Clark

Dean and Professor of Marketing

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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 when he arrived on campus to ...read full profile >>


John Fraedrich

James N. Jannetides Professor of Business Ethics

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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 >>


Cheryl Burke Jarvis

Professor of Marketing

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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 classroom ...read full profile >>