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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

Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley, Finance Program Coordinator, Director of M.B.A. Programs and Hamilton Family Faculty Fellow in Finance, joined SIU in 2003. She has taught Investments, Financial Markets and Institutions, Portfolio Theory and Management, International Finance, and Financial Management.

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SIU Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley

Rehn Hall, 128A
Office: 618-453-1422
Dept: 618-453-2459

Tim Marlo, Clinical Associate Professor

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

T. Tyson (Ty) Perry, Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Mark Peterson, Professor of 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

Ted Pilger, Senior Lecturer

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: 618-453-4130
Dept: 618-453-2459

Tracy Prosser, Assistant Professor of Practice

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

Danni Tu, Assistant Professor

Danni Tu is an assistant professor of Finance at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She received a Ph.D. in Finance from Iowa State University. Her primary research interests are in empirical corporate finance with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, behavioral finance, and financial analysts. She has published in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and her research has been covered in the FinReg Blog, Global Financial Markets Center at Duke University School of Law.

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Danni Tu

Rehn Hall, 124A
Office: 618-453-7109

Tyson Van Alfen, Assistant Professor

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

Curriculum Vitae

School of Analytics, Finance, and Economics | College of Business and Analytics | 618-453-2459 |