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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.

Chris Adams

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 214
Dept: 618-453-3307
Fax: 618-453-7835
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Chris Adams received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Eastern Illinois University. While pursuing his Master of Business Administration degree at Eastern Illinois, Adams worked at a mindfulness training organization as a marketing director, manager, and mindfulness instructor. Starting ...read full profile >>

Omotara Adeeko

Doctoral Candidate

Omotara Adeeko received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Redeemers University in Ede, Nigeria, and took a position as a Management Associate in Sterling Bank Nigeria for three years. She earned her Master of Economics degree from Eastern Illinois University in 2016. Her research interests include Development Economics, International trade and finance and Productivity.

Adebukola Adeleke

Doctoral Student

Faner Hall, 4040

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Olawale Adisa

Doctoral Student

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Faner Hall, 4038

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Olawale Adisa received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Covenant University in 2013. In 2017 he earned his Master of Science degree in Economics from University of Rome, Tor Vergata.

Korede Ajogbeje

Doctoral Candidate

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Faner Hall, 4041

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Korede Ajogbeje received his Bachelor’s from Ekiti State University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Prior to beginning his doctoral program, he had two years of research experience as a Management Scholar at the Lagos Business School, ...read full profile >>

Tahia Alam

Doctoral Candidate

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Rehn Hall, 214
Office: 618| 453-7885
Dept: 618| 453-3307
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Tahia Alam completed her Bachelor's degree in Finance from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she also completed majority of her MBA courses from that institution. She had a part time job of tutoring disabled students and athletes at UL Lafayette. She started her PhD in Management at Southern ...read full profile >>

Saad Ashraf

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 214
Dept: 618-453-3307
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Saad Ashraf started his PhD in Management at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in Fall 2020. He did his undergrad at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Accounting and Finance. After graduation, he received the prestigious Fulbright scholarship and finished his Masters in Human ...read full profile >>

Ashok Bhattarai

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 233a
Office: 618 | 453-7782
Dept: 618 | 453-4341
Fax: 618 | 453-7747
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Ashok began the PhD program in Marketing in the fall of 2018. Before that he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Bangalore University in India, and M.B.A. from University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa . His current research interests include Marketing Research and Analytics and Pricing.

Wafa Binmahfuth

Doctoral Student

Faner Hall, 4040

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Megan Chapman

Doctoral Candidate

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Rehn Hall, 214
Office: 618-453-7885
Dept: 618-453-3307
Fax: 618-453-7835
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Megan Chapman earned both her Master of Business Administration in Management and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. During her time as an MBA student, she worked full time at Southeast Missouri State University as a Research Analyst in the ...read full profile >>

Lorraine Chihora

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 214
Dept: 618-453-3307
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Lorraine Kudakwashe Chihora, originally from Zimbabwe, completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Cottey College and her Master of Accountancy degree from Emporia State University. Post her Master's degree, she worked as an Accounting Administrator for Ocean Spray. She ...read full profile >>

Christian Darfah

Doctoral Candidate

Christian Darfah received his bachelor’s degree in 2012 in Economics and Mathematics at the University of Ghana, where he was awarded the Sadhu T.L. Vaswani/Indian Association of Ghana Endowment Fund for best economics students. He taught calculus and algebra at the University of Ghana as a ...read full profile >>

Maryam Farhang

Doctoral Candidate

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Rehn Hall, 233a
Office: 618 | 453-7782
Dept: 618 | 453-4341
Fax: 618 | 453-7747
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Maryam passionately conducts/leads Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mix-Method Research in the areas of Customer/User Experience and Market Analytics. She earned her master’s degree in Executive Business Administration- Marketing in Iran at the University of Tehran. Before joining the Doctoral Program, she worked as a Customer Researcher and Key Account Manager for several years.

Prince Fosu

Doctoral Student

Faner Hall, 4041

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Oksana Grabova

Doctoral Candidate

Faner Hall, 4039

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Oksana Grabova earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Finance from Sevastopol National Technical University in Crimea, Ukraine in 2012. She received her master’s degree in Economics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2018. Her current research interests include international trade and development.

Brandon Griffin

Doctoral Student

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Dept: 618| 453-3307
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Brandon Antoine Griffin began the PhD program in Management at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in Fall of 2020. A native of Utah, he earned his B.S. in Business Management and an M.B.A. in Finance from Utah Valley University (UVU). During his time at UVU, Brandon worked as a research assistant ...read full profile >>

Zheng He

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 237A
Phone: 618-453-2459
Fax: 618-453-5626
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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.

Nneamaka Ilechukwu

Doctoral Candidate

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Faner Hall, 4043

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Nneamaka "Amaka" Ilechukwu is an economics doctoral candidate. Ilechukwu receives her bachelor's degree in economics from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Nigeria, in 2010. She went on to earn her Master of Science in International Economics and Finance in 2015. Before joining the Ph.D. ...read full profile >>

Yagha Joshi

Doctoral Candidate

Faner Hall, 4035

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Aroni Kabita Porna

Doctoral Student

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Faner Hall, 4132

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Aroni Kabita Porna earned her bachelor’s degree from North South University, Bangladesh and master’s degree in Economics from Carleton University, Canada. Prior to joining the PhD program, she worked as a lecturer at North South University, where she taught courses on economics and ...read full profile >>

Erfan Kareem

Doctoral Candidate

Haya Khan

Doctoral Student

Faner Hall, 4040

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Basim Matyuri

Doctoral Student

Faner Hall, 4036

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A. M. Muhib Morshed Ami

Doctoral Student

A. M. Muhib Morshed Ami earned his BSc (Hons) degree from University of Toronto – St. George campus, and MA in Economics degree from Carleton University, Canada. He then worked as a lecturer at North South University in Bangladesh, where he taught courses in economics and mathematics. He joined ...read full profile >>

Hope Muronga

Doctoral Student

Faner Hall, 4042

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Nasim Nouhzadehmalekshah

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 229
Dept: 618 | 453-4341
Fax: 618 | 453-7747
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Nasim Nouhzadehmalekshah earned her bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. Although interesting, civil engineering did not fully satisfying to her and she found herself looking for a better way to have fulfilling career. Given her interest in Marketing and business side of companies, MBA seemed like the ...read full profile >>

Wilder Pimentel Basurto

Doctoral Student

Prerana Rai

Doctoral Candidate

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Rehn Hall, 214
Office: 618-453-7885
Dept: 618-453-3307
Fax: 618-453-7835
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Prerana Rai is a doctoral candidate in Management at the Southern Illinois University College of Business and Analytics, Carbondale. Before coming to SIU, she worked as a Junior Professor of Management, Strategic management, Sales management, and Risk, risk management and insurance at Nepal Tourism and Hotel ...read full profile >>

Fitri Safira

Doctoral Student

Faner Hall, 4042

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Diogo Seixas

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 214
Office: 618| 453-7885
Dept: 618| 453-3307
Fax: 618| 453-7835
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Diogo Seixas loves planning and strategizing about the future. He is also passionate and enthusiastic about learning and teaching. This became a major part of his life when he founded his project, Journey Movement, which helped develop over 4,000 people in the U.S. and Brazil. He also served as ...read full profile >>

Nawaraj Sharma Paudel

Doctoral Candidate

Nawaraj Sharma Paudel is a third year Ph.D. student in Economics and a Teaching Assistant. He began the Ph.D. program in Economics at SIUC in Fall 2017. His doctoral research focuses on the U.S.A. Interstate Migration, Interstate Trade and Politics. In broad, his research interest lies in the field of ...read full profile >>

Erickosowo Tiku

Doctoral Candidate

Faner Hall, 4039

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Erickosowo Tiku received her bachelor's degree in Economics from Bingham University in Karu, Nigeria in 2011. She earned her master's degree in Economics from Eastern Illinois University in 2015. Her research interests include Development Economics and International Trade.

Bhaskar Upadhyaya Subedi

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 229
Dept: 618 | 453-4341
Fax: 618 | 453-7747
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Before starting the PhD program, Bhaskar completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Bangalore University in India. After that, he completed his MBA from University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. His current research interests include branding, consumer behavior and pricing.

Daniel VanOverbeke

Doctoral Student

Faner Hall, 4034

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Guitao Wen

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 132A
Office: 618-453-1420
Dept: 618-453-2459
Fax: 618-453-5626
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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.

Ling Zhang

Doctoral Student

Faner Hall, 4042

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Hongnai Zhang

Doctoral Student

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Rehn Hall, 229
Dept: 618 | 453-4341
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Hongnai Zhang received his bachelor degree in Finance from Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington. Zhang has two master degrees: an M.B.A. in Financial Management from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and a Master of Science in Economics from SIU. His research interests include business competition and marketing strategy.