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Accountancy Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields.

Xiaoyan (May) Bao, Associate Professor

Accountancy

May Xiaoyan Bao earned her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Nebraska. She also is a Saluki. She obtained her Master of Accountancy from SIUC. Her research focuses on issues in accounting quality, fair value accounting, and taxation. Her work has been published in scholarly journals in the areas of financial accounting and taxation. She holds Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential. 



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Xiaoyan (May) Bao

Office: Rehn Hall, 230A
Phone: 618-453-1409
Email: xiaoyan.bao@siu.edu

Nusrat Farah, Assistant Professor

Accountancy

Nusrat Farah is an assistant professor of Accountancy. She earned her Ph.D from Oregon State University and MA in Economics from Eastern Illinois University. Her research interests include managerial deception, social network analysis, audit outcomes, cyber-security assurance, data breach, financial markets, and strategic decision-making.



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Nusrat Farah

Office: Rehn Hall, 224A
Phone: 618-453-1406
Email: nusrat.farah@siu.edu

 

Scott Hendricks, JD, Clinical Professor

Accountancy



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Scott Hendricks

Office: Rehn Hall, 234A
Phone: 618-453-1413
Email: scotth@siu.edu

 

MD Shariful (Sharif) Islam, Assistant Professor

Accountancy

Sharif Islam is an Assistant Professor in School of Accountancy in Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He completed his doctorate in Computer Information Systems and Accounting from Louisiana Tech University and obtained MBA from Eastern Illinois University. He is a licensed CPA in Illinois and a CMA in Bangladesh. His research interest includes data breaches, data analytics, and network centrality of Audit Committees and CEOs and their effects on audit outcomes.



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MD Shariful (Sharif) Islam

Office: Rehn Hall, 220
Phone: 618-453-1400
mdshariful.islam@business.siu.edu

Darla Karnes, Senior Lecturer

Accountancy

Darla Karnes is a senior lecturer in the School of Accountancy. Karnes has been a faculty member in the College of Business since 2000. During that time she has taught over 140 classes and 7,000 students in the areas of financial and managerial accounting, and taxation.



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Darla Karnes

Office: Rehn Hall, 218A
Phone: 618-453-1496
Email: dkarnes@business.siu.edu

Marc Morris, Director and Associate Professor

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.



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Marc Morris

Office: Rehn Hall, 232A
Phone: 618-453-1405
Email: memorris@business.siu.edu

Ed O'Donnell, Emerson Groennert Professor of Accountancy

Accountancy

Ed O'Donnell joined the School of Accountancy faculty at the SIU College of Business in the Fall of 2009. He teaches courses in financial statement auditing, information systems assurance, auditor risk assessment, and experimental accounting research methods. O'Donnell's area of expertise also includes enterprise risk management, accounting information systems, and information technology governance.



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Ed O'Donnell

Office: Rehn Hall, 228A
Phone: 618-453-1497
Email: eod@business.siu.edu

Marcus Odom, Professor and Deloitte and Touche Faculty Fellow

Accountancy

Dr. Odom is a professor of accountancy and Deloitte and Touche Faculty Fellow. Professor Odom is an enthusiastic and engaging instructor. He teaches undergraduate and graduate accounting information systems, auditing, internal auditing, fraud auditing, cost, and managerial accounting. Odom came to SIU in 1998 from The University of Southwestern Louisiana. He has also taught at Oklahoma State University and Central Texas College. Dr. Odom has received numerous honors and awards including the prestigious Outstanding Educator Award given by the Illinois CPA Society in 2016.



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Marcus Odom

Office: Rehn Hall, 226A
Phone: 618-453-1408
Email: modom@business.siu.edu

Raymond Wacker, Associate Professor of Accountancy, Emeritus

Accountancy

Since he joined the College of Business at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1989, Raymond Wacker has garnered praise and numerous accolades including the prestigious Outstanding Educator Award given by the Illinois CPA Society in 2007. Wacker received Southern Illinois University’s Excellence Through Commitment Award for superior teaching in 2006 and is the only four time winner of the College of Business Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the Year Award. 



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Raymond Wacker

Office: Rehn Hall, 222A
Phone: 618-453-1403
Email: wacker@business.siu.edu

Kara Weshinskey, Assistant Lecturer

Accountancy

Kara Weshinskey is an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Accountancy at Southern Illinois University. She is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in audit and financial accounting. Instructor Weshinskey worked in public accounting and governmental and not-for-profit accounting before becoming part of the faculty at SIU.



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Kara Weshinskey

Office: Rehn Hall, 216A
Phone: 618-453-1498
Email: kara.weshinskey@siu.edu

Benna Williams, Lecturer

Accountancy



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Benna Williams

Office: Rehn Hall, 220A
Phone: 618-453-1407
Email: bennawilliams@business.siu.edu

Shucui Zheng, Lecturer

Accountancy

Shucui Zheng, PhD., joined the College of Business and Analytics in fall 2017. She earned her PhD. in Economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in 2019; Dr. Zheng also holds a MACC in Taxation and an MBA in Finance from SIUC.



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Shucui Zheng

Office: Rehn Hall 218
Phone: 618-453-1940
Email: shucuizh@siu.edu

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