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Dean's Office Staff

Terry Clark

Dean & Professor of Marketing

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Rehn Hall, 120A
Phone: 618-453-7960

Terry Clark has a passion for all things Saluki, "Of all the universities I've studied at, worked at or visited, SIU is by far my favorite," he said. "I love Southern Illinois, I love Carbondale and I love our campus." Clark's love affair with SIU started in the 1970s when he arrived on full profile >>

Bruce Fisher

Chief Information Officer

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Rehn Hall, 114A
Phone: 618-453-7964

Bruce Fisher joined the College of Business in 1997 and is currently the chief information officer. However, his initial experience as a Saluki began before then. He graduated with his bachelor’s in computer science and later his MBA, both times from SIU. At the College of Business, he oversees all full profile >>

Kristine McCurdy

Business Manager

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Rehn Hall, 110
Phone: 618-453-7962

Kristine McCurdy first began working at SIU in 2013 and joined the College of Business in May of 2018 as a business manager. She earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 1987 and was an accountant at SIU before moving into her current position. Prior to full profile >>

Christie Mitchell

Chief Marketing Officer

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Rehn Hall, 112A
Phone: 618-453-7978

Christie Mitchell joined the College of Business in 2013, where she is currently the chief marketing officer. She graduated from SIU with her bachelor’s degree in marketing and her MBA from the University of Oklahoma. She recently earned a second bachelor’s degree in Journalism from SIU. As full profile >>

Mark Peterson

Associate Dean & Professor of Finance

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Rehn Hall, 116A
Phone: 618-453-7960

Associate Dean Mark A. Peterson chose SIU for “its geographical location and its people." “Our students, many of whom are from the region, share the same values that my family and I have," Peterson said. Peterson joined the SIU faculty in 1997. He researches investments, in general, full profile >>

Dee Rains


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Rehn Hall, 110A
Phone: 618-453-7488

Dee Rains began working at Southern Illinois University in 2008 and joined the College of Business in 2016 as an accountant. She has a long line of Saluki experiences that began by earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and philosophy from Southern Illinois University in 2004. She then went on to earn her full profile >>

Bridgette Sargent

Assistant Dean of Student Services

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Rehn Hall, 113D
Phone: 618-453-2603

Bridgette Sargent began working at SIU in 2001 in Transfer Student Services while earning her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2008 and her master’s degree in accounting in 2010. After taking some time to work in public accounting, she return to SIU in 2013 as an academic advisor in full profile >>

Dena Stogsdill

Assistant to the Dean and Associate Dean

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Rehn Hall, 118
Phone: 618-453-7960

Dena Stogsdill has been a part of the SIU family since 1989. She joined the College of Business in 2005 as the development & marketing coordinator and has now been the assistant to the dean since 2011. She became an official Saluki in 2013 when she earned a Bachelor of Science in management from full profile >>

Lynne Johnston Westra

Digital Media and Online Education Specialist

Rehn Hall, 122A
Phone: 618-453-5736

Lynne Westra joined the College of Business in August of 2001, where she is the digital media and online education specialist. She was a part of the SIU family long before then. Before joining SIU, Westra received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Seattle University in 1989. In July of 1993, Westra began full profile >>