Three new faculty members have joined the College of Business this fall!
October 13, 2015,
Nwamaka (Amaka) Anaza is a new assistant professor in the Department of Marketing. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SIU, and her Ph.D. from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Anaza’s return to the university shows a true devotion to the Saluki family. “Being a Saluki is very special to me,” she said. “It means having a broad network of people you can call friends, supporters and family. It truly means being a part of a diverse community of people who all carry the badge of Southern Illinois University – a badge of honor and pride that says we all belong.”
Before joining the College of Business as a faculty member, Anaza taught as an assistant professor of marketing at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, and as a visiting professor of marketing at Wuhan University in China. She also was a visiting scholar at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen in Germany, and was an instructor of relationship selling and a research fellow at Purdue University.
This semester, Anaza is teaching marketing management and promotion strategy and management courses. Anaza has multiple publications in various marketing and management journals, as well as several awards in the field, including Best Paper awards from the Society of Marketing Advances and Ross Fellowship from Purdue University (for three consecutive years).
Min Z. Carter is a new assistant professor of management. She received her Ph.D. in management from Auburn University. Before joining SIU, she completed a two-year postdoctoral program at Auburn University and served on the faculty at Troy University. She also received her MBA from Troy University and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Zhejiang University.
Carter teaches organizational behavior and advances in organizational behavior for doctoral students while continuing her award-winning research. Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Group & Organization Management. She has also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management, Personnel Psychology and the Leadership Quarterly, among others.
Carter said she was attracted to the Department of Management and SIU because of the collegial culture and the people who have built such a fine institution. Her hope is that she will be remembered by students for encouraging each of them to reach their fullest potential.
Hyeong-Gyu Choi is a new lecturer in the Department of Marketing. While teaching several classes, he also is in the process of completing his doctoral degree in marketing and supply chain management from the University of Memphis. Choi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State University, an MBA from the University of Findlay, and a master’s in labor relations and human resource from Cleveland State University.
Before entering academia, Choi worked in the health care industry and served in the Air Force in South Korea as an aircraft ground technician. His first teaching experience was as a teaching assistant for Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of Memphis. Before joining the SIU College of Business, Choi worked as an instructor for the department of marketing at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics of the University of Memphis.
Choi’s research interests include advertisement and promotion, and digital, mobile, service and retail sales marketing. He has presented his research at conferences, including the Academy of Marketing Science’s annual conference and the Summer Marketing Educator’s Conference. He is working on several publications.
The College of Business is pleased to have all three on board!