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Finance Faculty

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

Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley, Director of M.B.A. Programs, Hamilton Family Faculty Fellow, Finance Program Coordinator

Finance

Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley, Finance Program Coordinator, Director of M.B.A. Programs and Hamilton Family Faculty Fellow in Finance, joined SIU in 2003. She teaches Portfolio Theory and Management (FIN 433/BA533) and International Finance (FIN 464/BA582).



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SIU Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley

Rehn Hall, 128A
Office: 618-453-1422
Dept: 618-453-2459
xwang@business.siu.edu

Matthew Ma, Assistant Professor

Finance

Matthew Ma is an assistant professor of Finance at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Utah. Ma’s research focuses on the investment strategies and performance of institutional investors, executive compensation and corporate disclosure. He publishes research articles in journals such as The Accounting Review, and Review of Accounting Studies.

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Matthew Ma

Rehn Hall, 124A
Office: 618-453-1425
Dept: 618-453-2459
lei.ma@siu.edu
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Tim Marlo, Clinical Associate Professor

Finance

Dr. Tim Marlo is a four degree, summa cum laude graduate of Southern Illinois University. Marlo received bachelor degrees in accounting and finance in 2001, a master in business administration degree in 2009, and a doctorate in business administration, specializing in finance, in 2016. Since 2016, Marlo has served as clinical associate professor for the SIU College of Business. 



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SIU Tim Marlo

Rehn Hall, 132A
Office: 618-453-1420
Dept: 618-453-2459
tmarlo@siu.edu

T. Tyson (Ty) Perry, Clinical Assistant Professor

Finance

Timothy Tyson (Ty) Perry was born in Missouri and grew up in Texas, Mississippi, and North Carolina. His background is heavily influenced by studies in finance, and he has a genuine passion for discovery and knowledge creation in finance. He holds a B.S. in finance from Appalachian State University, M.B.A. in finance from East Tennessee State University, Ph.D. in finance (with minor in statistics) from Texas Tech University, and is a CFA® charterholder.



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Timothy Perry

Rehn Hall, 130A
Office: 618-453-1417
Dept: 618-453-2459
timothy.perry@business.siu.edu

Mark Peterson, Professor of Finance

Finance

Professor Mark Peterson joined the SIU faculty in 1997. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Business (Finance) from Pennsylvania State University. From 1996 to 1999, Peterson was a visiting economist/consultant at the Office of Economic Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.



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SIU Mark Peterson

Rehn Hall, 134A
Office: 618-453-1426
Dept: 618-453-2459
map1@business.siu.edu

Ted Pilger, Senior Lecturer

Finance

Dr. Pilger is a lecturer in the School of Analytics, Finance and Economics. 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 parachutes and poison pills amendments with regard to board composition. He has published in the Financial Review and Corporate Ownership and Control journals.



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Ted Pilger

Rehn Hall, 126
Office: 618-453-1430
Dept: 618-453-2459
tpilger@business.siu.edu

Tracy Prosser, Assistant Professor of Practice

Finance

Tracy Prosser joined SIU in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Practice teaching Legal and Social Environment of Business (FIN 270), Business Law I (FIN 280), and Business Law II (FIN 380).



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Tracy Prosser

Rehn Hall, 130
Office: 618-453-1431
Dept: 618-453-2459
tprosser@business.siu.edu

Tyson Van Alfen, Assistant Professor

Business Analytics - Finance

Tyson Van Alfen, Ph.D. joined the College of Business and Analytics in 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Kentucky and his M.S. and B.S. in Financial Economics from Utah State University.

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SIU Tyson Van Alfen

Rehn Hall, 126A
Office: 618-453-1418
Dept: 618-453-2459
tyson.vanalfen@business.siu.edu

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