Analytics Faculty | School of Analytics, Finance and Economics | College of Business and Analytics

Southern Illinois University



Analytics Faculty

Md Shariful Islam

Assistant Professor

Rehn Hall, 220
Office: 618-453-1400
Dept: 618-453-2289
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Curriculum Vitae

Omid Kamran Disfani

Assistant Professor

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Rehn Hall, 225A
Office: 618-453-7784
Dept: 618-453-4341
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Curriculum Vitae

Omid Kamran Disfani joined the faculty at SIU College of Business in 2019 after earning his PhD in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business. Dr. Kamran has also received a Master’s degree in advertising and marketing from full profile >>

Bill Mishk

Assistant Lecturer

Rehn Hall, 212A
Office: 618-453-7452
Dept: 618-453-3307
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Bill comes to SIU after a multi-year career as a senior executive in the airline industry. After relocating to the Midwest for college, Bill settled in the St. Louis area and started work in the airline business for a Midwest airline that was eventually acquired by American Airlines. In the full profile >>

Jim Nelson

Associate Professor, Analytics Program Coordinator and Director of the Pontikes Center for Advanced Analytics and AI

Jim Nelson

Rehn Hall, 208A
Dept: 618-453-3307
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Curriculum Vitae

Jim Nelson, Ph.D., joined SIU in 2005 after more than ten years of industry experience and more than fifteen years of teaching and research experience.  He earned a bachelor of science in computer science from California Polytechnic State University and worked as an “operating full profile >>

Timothy Tyson Perry

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rehn Hall, 130A
Office: 618-453-1417
Dept: 618-453-2459
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Timothy Tyson (Ty) Perry was born in Missouri and grew up in Texas, Mississippi, and North Carolina. His background is heavily influenced by studies in finance, and he has a genuine passion for discovery and knowledge creation in finance. He holds a B.S. in finance from Appalachian State University, full profile >>

Kevin Sylwester

Professor, Interim Director of Analytics, Finance & Economics

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Faner Hall, 4141
Office: 618-453-5075
Rehn Hall, 138A
Office: 618-453-1421
Dept: 618-453-2459
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Ph.D. 1997, Economics, University of Wisconsin, MadisonFields: Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Development Selected Publications “Historical Legacy and Institutions Across Countries,” Journal of Applied Economics, 11, 2008, 373-398. "A Note on Geography, full profile >>

Tyson Van Alfen

Assistant Professor

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Rehn Hall, 126A
Office: 618-453-1418
Dept: 618-453-2459
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Curriculum Vitae

Tyson Van Alfen, Ph.D. joined the College of Business and Analytics in 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Kentucky and his M.S. and B.S. in Financial Economics from Utah State University. His areas of research include financial advisors, reputation, product markets, and full profile >>