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We are powered by relationships and each and every Saluki is important to us. We would like you to meet some very special Salukis, the doctoral students you’ll be hearing great things about for years to come in the world of business.

Ramin Bagherzadeh

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 221
Office: 618 | 453-7779
Dept: 618 | 453-4341
Fax: 618 | 453-7747
ramin.bagherzadeh@siu.edu

Ramin earned his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and M.B.A. in Marketing in Iran. His current research interests include online consumer behavior and social networking.

Siti Zakiah Abu Bakar

Doctoral Candidate

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Rehn Hall, 208
Office: 618 | 453-7891
Dept: 618 | 453-3307
Fax: 618 | 453-7835
zakiah@siu.edu

Siti Zakiah Abu Bakar has her diploma in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, her B.S. in Business Administration from Ohio University, and her M.B.A. from Universiti Utara Malaysia. Before starting her doctoral education, she worked at Telekom Malaysia Berhad holding various positions such ...read full profile >>

Riaheen Farzana

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 209
Office: 618| 453-7887
Dept: 618| 453-3307
Fax: 618| 453-7835
riaheen.farzana@siu.edu

Riaheen Farzana earned her Masters in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University in Management. Before that she did her undergraduate and graduate degree from University of Dhaka in Finance. Following an extensive teaching career in the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and ...read full profile >>

Dexter Gruber

Doctoral Candidate

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Rehn Hall, 207D
Office: 618| 453-7899
Dept: 618| 453-3307
Fax: 618| 453-7835
drgruber@siu.edu

Dex received his B.S. in marketing from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, J.D. from Northern Illinois University, and M.B.A. from Bradley University. Dex is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. He has been engaged in the practice of law in a variety of contexts, most notably as a Staff ...read full profile >>

Zheng He

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 237A
Dept: 618 | 453-2459
Fax: 618 | 453-5626
zhengheaaa@siu.edu

Zheng He received his bachelor degree from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in 2011. He earned his Master of Finance degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Carol Heitman-Lucy

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 214
Office: 618| 453-7887
Dept: 618| 453-3307
Fax: 618| 453-7835
clucy@siu.edu

Carol Lucy graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in Computer Science.  She earned her Masters in Business Administration from St. Louis University.  Following an extensive career as a systems analyst and an executive director for a non-profit organization, ...read full profile >>

Sumeet Jhamb

Doctoral Candidate

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Rehn Hall, 219
Office: 618| 453-7898
Dept: 618| 453-3307
Fax: 618| 453-7835
jhamb.sumeet@siu.edu

Sumeet Jhamb commenced the PhD program in Management in the fall of 2014. He holds an M.B.A. (concentration: strategy, finance and financial consulting) from Southern Methodist University, SMU Cox School of Business, Dallas, TX, an M.B.A. (concentration: general management and strategy) from Faculty of ...read full profile >>

Zhengkai Liu

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 132A
Office: 618 | 453-1420
Dept: 618 | 453-2459
Fax: 618 | 453-5626
zhengkai.liu@siu.edu

Herbert Lukes

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 130
Office: 618 | 453-1431
Dept: 618 | 453-2459
Fax: 618 | 453-5626
hal2015@siu.edu

After receiving his BBA in finance and a minor in mathematics (with honors) from the University of Iowa in 2003, Herbert went on to serve in a variety of roles in options and futures trading. He is interested in a broad range of research topics including Market Microstructure and Financial Markets.

Alan Overton

Doctoral Candidate

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Rehn Hall, 219
Office: 618 | 453-7779
Dept: 618 | 453-4341
Fax: 618 | 453-7747
alan.overton@siu.edu

Alan Overton earned his B.A. in English from Emory University, and his Master's Degree in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received the Randall-Paulson Fellowship for the study of architecture and business. Immediately before coming to SIU, he practised as an ...read full profile >>

Michele Pomberg

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 218
Dept: 618 | 453-2289
Fax: 618 | 453-1411
pomberg@siu.edu

Michele Pomberg started the accounting PhD program in 2009. After working in the corporate world and non-profit organizations in Germany and the United States, as well as teaching for a number of years, she decided it was time for a change. Ms. Pomberg thought that a career as a professor would give me ...read full profile >>

Raj Rangwani

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 237A
Dept: 618 | 453-2459
Fax: 618 | 453-5626
raj.rangwani@siu.edu

Raj received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University Bloomington, graduating with Business Honors Program distinction. He also received his MBA degree in accounting from Indiana University Bloomington. His research interests include financial intermediation and investments.

Monika Rawal

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 235a
Office: 618 | 453-7778
Dept: 618 | 453-4341
Fax: 618 | 453-7747
monikarawal@siu.edu

Monika earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Pune University, and M.B.A. from Jamia Millia Islamia University in India. Prior to joining the Doctoral Program, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Marketing for 5 years. Her current research interests include advertising, social networking, and marketing technologies.

Jose Saavedra Torres

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 235a
Office: 618 | 453-7778
Dept: 618 | 453-4341
Fax: 618 | 453-7747
jsaavedra@siu.edu

Jose earned his Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and PR from Universidad del Zulia (Venezuela), and M.B.A. from IESA (Venezuela) and Emory University (US). After completing his M.B.A. in July 1999, he worked in wireless services, automotive, consulting and media industries as Branding and Sales ...read full profile >>

Luke Voegel

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 209
Office: 618| 453-7887
Dept: 618| 453-3307
Fax: 618| 453-7835
luke.voegel@siu.edu

Luke earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Southern Indiana. His research interests include commercial and social entrepreneurship, the Dark Triad, cyberloafing (and other workplace deviance behaviors), and sustainability (in terms of creating a sustainable environment)."

Jianling Wang

Doctoral Candidate

Rehn Hall, 132A
Office: 618 | 453-1420
Dept: 618 | 453-2459
Fax: 618 | 453-5626
Jianling.Wang@siu.edu

Jianling Wang received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China. She earned her Master of Finance degree from University of Texas at Dallas in 2009, graduating with distinction. Her research interests include corporate finance and financial institution.

Guitao Wen

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 132A
Office: 618 | 453-1420
Dept: 618 | 453-2459
Fax: 618 | 453-5626
guitao.wen@siu.edu

Guitao Wen received his bachelor’s degree in International Economy and Trading from Linyi University in Shandong, China. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from University of La Verne at California in 2014. His research interests include IPO and mutual fund.

Aric Wilhau

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 209
Office: 618| 453-7887
Dept: 618| 453-3307
Fax: 618| 453-7835
aric.wilhau@siu.edu

Aric Wilhau began the PhD program in Management in the fall of 2016. Prior to acceptance, he completed a B.S. degree in Finance with a secondary major in Management from Iowa State University. He continued his education with M.B.A. courses at Drake University and later, transferred and completed his M.B.A ...read full profile >>

Cong Xia

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 237A
Dept: 618 | 453-2459
Fax: 618 | 453-5626
congxia@siu.edu

Cong Xia got his Bachelor's degree in Southeastern University in China, then obtained a master's degree in science of finance in Illinois Institute of technology in 2013. He earned a second master's degree in Finance in Tulane University, with a minor of energy management.

Tae Yoh

Doctoral Candidate

Dept: 618 | 453-4341
Fax: 618 | 453-7747
tyoh@siu.edu

Tae Yoh received his master's degree from Indiana State University.