Graham School of Management

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Graham School of Management faculty members are affiliated with and active in numerous professional associations.

In addition, they are skilled at facilitating the learning process and incorporating relevant corporate practices; the GSM faculty members have provided expertise for many diverse organizations.


Asghar Sabbaghi

Asghar Sabbaghi, Dean, Graham School of Management

  • Post Doctorate Certificates from Management Development Program, Harvard University, Advanced MIS Faculty Development Institute at Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, MIS Faculty Development Institute, University of Minnesota
  •    Ph.D. Economics, Indiana University
  •    M.S. Economics and Statistics, Tehran University
  •    B.S. Economics and Statistics, Tehran University
Akinlade Ekundayo

Ekundayo Akinlade, Assistant Professional Lecturer

  • A.B.D., University of Illinois, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MBA. University of Connecticut, Managment and Human Resource Management
  • M.S. Imperial College, University of London, London, England, Biotechnology
  • B.S., University of Reading, Reading, England, Agriculture
  • Teaching Area: Management

 Joseph Cherian, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Marketing
  • M.S., University of Missouri, Engineering Management
  • B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, Mechanical Engineering
  • Teaching Areas: Marketing
M Chishty

Muhammad Chishty, Associate Professor , Director of the Center for the Study of Financial Futures

  • Ph.D., Georgia State University, Finance
  • M.S., Georgia State University, Finance 
  • B.A., Williams College, Political Science
  • Teaching Areas: Finance, Investments
D Cyze

Donald Cyze, Associate Professor

  • LL.M., DePaul University, Taxation
  • J.D., Valparaiso University
  • B.S., Quincy College, Accounting and Economics
  • CPA
  • Teaching Areas: Accounting, Taxation
Jose Daniel

 Jose Luis Daniel, Assistant Professor

  • A.B.D., Texas A&M International University, International Business Adminisration and Management
  • MBA., Texas A&M International University, International Business
  • B.S. Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, Chemical Engineering
  • Teaching Area: International Business and Management
J Eber

John Eber, Professor and Dean Emeritus,

  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, Business Education
  • MBA, DePaul University, Accountancy
  • B.S., DePaul University, Marketing
  • Teaching Area: Accounting
M Gavino

Monica Gavino, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Business Administration
  • MBA, Roosevelt University, Business Administration
  • B.S., Western Illinois University, Personnel Administration and Industrial Relations
  • Teaching Area: Management
I Ghosh

Indranil Ghosh, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, Economics
  • M.A., Southern Methodist University, Economics
  • M.A., Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, Economics
  • B.Sc., St. Xavier College, Calcutta, Economics
  • Teaching Area: Economics
J Hagen James Hagen, Professor
  • Ph.D., Loyola University, Microbiology
  • MBA, Saint Xavier University
  • MPH, Benedictine University
  • M.S., University of Montana, Microbiology
  • B.S., Michigan State University Microbiology and Public Health
  • Teaching Areas: Health Administration, Strategic Management
M Hoque

Monzurul Hoque, Professor, Finance Department Chair

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Economics
  • M.S., University of Illinois, Finance
  • M.A., Dhaka University, Economics
  • B.A., Dhaka University
  • Teaching Areas: Finance, Investments
J Hunter

Joyce Hunter, Associate Professor

  • D.B.A., Argosy University
  • M.S., Roosevelt University, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • B.A., Chicago State University, Management
  • Teaching Areas: Marketing, Hospitality Management
W Kresse

William Kresse, Associate Professor, Director, Center for the Study of Fraud and Corruption

  • J.D., University of Illinois
  • M.S., University of Illinois, Accountancy
  • BBA, University of Notre Dame, Accounting
  • CPA, CFE
  • Teaching Areas: Accounting, Financial Fraud
Jason Lambert

Jason Lambert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Management Department

  • Ph.D. University of Texas, Arlington
  • Graduate Certificate Non Profit Management, Saint Xavier University
  • B.A. Columbia College, Chicago
C Luczak

Cheryl Luczak, Assistant Professor, Director, Center for Service Excellence

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Marketing
  • MBA Northeastern Illinois University, Marketing
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University, Finance
  • Teaching Areas: Marketing
H Mohammadi

Hamid Mohammadi, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Operations Management,
  • MBA, Illinois Institute of Technology Accountancy
  • BBA, Tehran Business College
  • CPA
  • Teaching Areas: Operations, Statistics, Accounting
H Novak

Henry Novak, Associate Professor

  • MBA, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Teaching Area: Information Systems
F Rahman

Faisal Rahman, Professor and Dean Emeritus

  • Ph.D., Saint Louis University, Economics
  • M.A., University of Punjab, Economics
  • B.A., University of Dacca, Economics
  • Teaching Areas: Strategic Management, Health Administration
K Rakow K.C. Rakow, Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, Accounting
  • Master of Accountancy, University of Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Mississippi
  • Teaching Areas: Accounting


Pamela Schwer

Pamela Schwer, Associate Professor, CMA.  Accounting Department Chair

  • MBA, DePaul University, Economics
  • MACC, DePaul University, Accounting
  • B.S., University of Illinois
  • Teaching Area: Accounting
C Shanabruch

Charles Shanabruch, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, Urban History
  • M.A., University of Chicago, American History
  • B.A., LaSalle College, History and Spanish
  • Teaching Areas: Strategy, Business and Society
R Varjavand

Reza Varjavand, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Economics
  • MBA, University of Central Oklahoma, Business Administration
  • B.S., University of Tehran, Economics
  • Teaching Area: Economics

Website: http://faculty.sxu.edu/~varjava 

Song Wang

Song Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Finance Department

  • Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Dept. of Finance
  • M.S. in Applied Economics, Universitat Regensburg, Germany
  • B.A. in Economics, Hebai University of Technology, China
K Watland

Kathleen Watland, Associate Professor, Management Department Chair

  • Ed.D., Loyola University, Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.E., Purdue University
  • B.A., University of Illinois, Social Work
  • Teaching Area: Management
N Younkin

Neil Younkin, Associate Professor, Marketing Department Chair

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Marketing
  • MBA, DePaul University, Marketing
  • M.A., University of Illinois, Economics
  • B.S., DePaul University, Finance
  • Teaching Areas: Marketing

Administrative Staff

L Earner Laura Earner, Assistant Dean, Graham School of Management
  • MBA, Saint Xavier University, Marketing
  • B.A., Loyola University, Mass Media Communications

Deb Rapacz

Deb Rapacz, Executive Director, Graduate Programs
  • M.S., Northwestern University, Integrated Marketing Communication
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Business AdministrationTeaching Areas: Marketing
Tom Wogan Thomas Wogan, Associate Director, Graduate Programs 
  • M.A., Saint Xavier University, Educational Administration
  • B.A., DePaul University, Education

Adjunct Faculty

Paul Belsky, Managing Director, R.R. Donnelley and Sons

Edward Budd, Chief Financial Officer, Thorek Hospital

Candace Calandriello, Associate Media Director, Starcom Worldwide

Donald Cuba, Educator/Analyst, CME Group

Nancy DuCharme, Attorney, Law Office of Nancy K. Ducharme

Stephen Hallenbeck, Retired Bank Executive

Wayne Jakalski, Attorney, Private Practice

Amit Kumar, Director, CNA Financial Corporation

Nancy Ladd, Financial Planning Advisor, Trinity Financial Advisors, LLC

Paul Lechner, Attorney at Law and CPA, The Lechner Group Ltd., Lechner Law Office, P.C.

Bruce Lipman, Lieutenant, Chicago Police Department.

John Lucki, Special Deputy United States Department of Justice, Northern District of Illinois and Sergeant, Financial Investigations Group, Detective Davison, Chicago Police Department

Michelle Marolewski-Balog, Attorney, Balog and Rummler

Kathryn Zeledon Nelson, Attorney, Jaffe and Berlin

Nancy O'Brien-Kane, Adjunct Instructor

Deborah Pascua,  Lieutenant of Police Inspector - Compliance Auditing Team Inspection Division Bureau of Professional Standards Chicago Police Department

David Santori, Law Offices of David J. Santori

Joseph Scheurich, Vice President, Mesirow Financial

Laura Shallow, Vice President, Public Funds Group, Fifth Third Bank

John Springer, Applications Coordinator, Saint Xavier University

Leonard Szwajkowski, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development, Advance Bank

Henry Tomecki, Adjunct Instructor

Dina Tsourdinis, Director of Finance and Information Technology, SOS Children's Village Illinois