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Online Programs Faculty and Staff

Wherever our students are, we offer them the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty members who are leaders in their fields.  Many of those teaching our online courses are the same faculty teaching our classes on campus.  All are among the best in their areas of expertise, well known for their contributions to the business world. Our online students also interact with our teaching assistants who work hard to assure that students in our graduate and undergraduate programs have the best educational experience possible. 

Bruce DeRuntz


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Department of Technology
College of Engineering
Engineering D119
Phone: 618| 453-7829

Dr. Bruce DeRuntz is a Professor in the College of Engineering at Southern Illinois University where he teaches classes in leadership, quality and project management. In 2006 he was appointed the Director of SIU’s Leadership Development Program. His research interest is in identifying the full profile >>

Leslee Hammers

Online Undergraduate Program Specialist

Leslee Hammers

Rehn Hall, 025
Office: 618 | 453-4068
Fax: 618 | 453-7961

Leslee Hammers began working in the Online Undergraduate Program in Spring 2017.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Technologies and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Instructional Technology.  Leslee was a full profile >>

Kyle Harfst

Executive Director

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Southern Illinois Research Park, Inc.
1740 Innovation Drive
Phone: 618| 453-3427

Kyle Harfst joined Southern Illinois University in 1994. He brings a background in banking and work with entrepreneurs through his professional and academic experience. Harfst currently serves as executive director of Southern Illinois Research Park. An Iowa native, Harfst holds a bachelor’s full profile >>

Cheryl Burke Jarvis


Cheryl Burke Jarvis

Online Undergraduate Program
Dept. 618| 453-7901

Cheryl Burke Jarvis displays a true passion for the Southern Illinois University College of Business and its faculty. “I really enjoy the warm, collegial environment,” she says. “This is a campus with a heart. People love working and living here, and it shows in the quality full profile >>

Michelle Johanson

Online Undergraduate Program Manager

Michelle Johanson

Rehn Hall, 025
Office: 618 | 453-7901
Fax: 618 | 453-7961

Michelle Johanson joined the College of Business as an accountant in the Dean’s Office in 2015. She was quickly promoted to business manager and is currently the online undergraduate program manager. Managing the online program is a perfect fit for Johanson. She has experience working with full profile >>

Allan Karnes

Professor of Accountancy, Emeritus

Allan Karnes

Rehn Hal, 216A
Office: 618 | 453-7960
Fax: 618 | 453-7961

Allan Karnes, professor emeritus of accountancy, has a well-balanced background in education and business. When he joined SIU College of Business in 1981, he brought with him many years of public accounting experience and while at SIU, Karnes earned a law degree in 1986 and was admitted to the bar that full profile >>

Heath Keller

Adjunct Associate Professor of Management

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Online Undergraduate Program
Dept. 618| 453-7901

Dr. Heath Keller currently teaches courses in management fundamentals and strategic management. Heath earned both his bachelor’s (B.S.B. Marketing) and master’s (MBA) at Murray State University. His Ph.D. was earned at Southern Illinois University in Business Administration with full profile >>

Nancy Martin

Adjunct Associate Professor of Management

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School of Information Systems & Applied Technology
College of Applied Sciences
618| 453-8838

Dr. Nancy Martin is an Associate Professor of Information Systems Technologies in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University. She received both her BS in Computer Science and PhD in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. Prior to her move to academia, full profile >>

Dennis Nasco


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Rehn Hall, 206A
Office: 618| 453-2605
Dept: 618| 453-3328
Fax: 618| 453-7961

Dr. Dennis G. Nasco joined the SIU College of Business in 2006. Dr. Nasco brings a variety of real-world corporate Human Resource experience to the college. A native of Florida, Dr. Nasco earned his Doctorate degree from Southern Illinois University, an MSHRM (MBA) from Purdue University and a full profile >>

Raymond Wacker

Associate Professor of Accountancy, Emeritus

Raymond Wacker

Rehn Hall, 222A
Office: 618 | 453-1403
Dept: 618 | 453-2289
Fax: 618 | 453-1411

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 full profile >>