Saint Xavier University Graham School of Management

Meet Our Faculty

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
Office: GSM 100
Phone: 773-298-3601

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., Indiana University, Economics
  • M.S., Tehran University, Economics and Statistics
  • B.S., Tehran University, Economics and Statistics
Md Al-Emran
Office: Driehaus Center 3911F
Phone: 773-298-3608

Md Al-Emran

Assistant Professorial Lecturer

  • Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marketing 
  • MBA, University of New Orleans, Louisiana, Marketing
  • MBA, A.M. University, India, Marketing
  • B.A. (Hons), A.M. University, India, Economics
  • Teaching Area: Marketing
Akinlade Ekundayo
Office: Driehaus Center 3911I
Phone: 773-298-3248

Ekundayo Akinlade

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MBA, University of Connecticut, Management 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
M Chishty
Office: Driehaus Center 3911E
Phone: 773-298-3618

Muhammad Chishty

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Georgia State University, Finance
  • M.S., Georgia State University, Finance
  • B.A., Williams College, Political Science
  • Teaching Areas: Finance, Investments
Suzanne Cromlish
Office: Driehaus Center 3911A
Phone: 773-298-3667

Suzanne Cromlish

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Case Western Reserve University
  • MBA, Pfeiffer University
  • MHA, Pfeiffer University
  • B.A., Catawba College
  • Teaching Area: Management
D Cyze
Office: GSM 124
Phone: 773-298-3613

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
Office: Driehaus Center 3911H
Phone: 773-298-3607

Jose Luis Daniel

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M International University, International Business 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 Areas: International Business and Management
Sina Ehsani
Office: GSM 111
Phone: 773-298-3631

Sina Ehsani

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio, Finance
  • M.Sc., University of Tehran, Iran, Electrical Engineering
  • B. Sc., Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Electrical Engineering
  • Teaching Area: Finance
Jeffrey English
Office: Driehaus Center 3911G
Phone: 773-298-3152

Jeffrey English

Assitant Professor

  • DBA (Advanced Candidate), Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France
  • LL.M., Tax, University of Denver, 2000
  • J.D./M.A., Law and International Studies, University of Denver, 1997
  • B.A., German, Illinois State University, 1992
  • Teaching Area: Management
I Ghosh
Office: Dreihaus Center 3911C
Phone: 773-341-5015

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
Office: Driehaus Center 3913
Phone: 773-341-5093

James Hagen


  • 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
Office: GSM 112
Phone: 773-298-3616

Monzurul Hoque

Chair, Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis, Professor

  • 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
Office: GSM 107 (West)
Phone: 773-298-3615

Joyce Hunter

Director, Hospitality Management, Associate Professor

  • DBA, Argosy University
  • M.S., Roosevelt University, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • B.A., Chicago State University, Management
  • Teaching Areas: Marketing, Hospitality Management
A King
Office: GSM 115
Phone: 773-298-3632

Alex King

CPA, Acting Assistant Professor

  • MBA Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, Finance, Economics, and Econometrics & Statistics
  • B.A., Augustana College, Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Teaching Areas: Financial Accounting, Auditing
C Luczak
Office: GSM 204
Phone: 773-341-5014

Cheryl Luczak

Director, Center for Service Excellence, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Marketing
  • MBA, Northeastern Illinois University, Marketing
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University, Finance
  • Teaching Area: Marketing
Raymond Mueller
Office: GSM 122
Phone: 773-298-3614

Raymond Mueller

Assistant Professorial Lecturer

  • Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, Higher Education
  • MSA, DePaul University, Accounting
  • B.S., DePaul University, Mathematics
  • Teaching Areas: Accounting
Office: Driehaus Center 3911F
Phone: 773-298-3630

Regina McNally

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign, Business Administration
  • MBA, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University
  • B.S., Spanish, Bradley University
  • Teaching Area: Management
Hamid Mohammadi
Office: GSM 121
Phone: 773-298-3621

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
David Parker
Office: Driehaus Center 3913
Phone: 773-298-3640

David Parker

Chair, Department of Accounting and Business Law, Director, Center for the Study of Fraud and Corruption, Assistant Professor

  • J.D., Birmingham School of Law
  • MBA, Jacksonville State University
  • B.S., Jacksonville State University
  • LL.M., The Catholic University of America, National Security Law
  • LL.M., The University of Nottingham, School of Law, Human Rights Law
  • Teaching Areas: Accounting, Management
F Rahman
Office: GSM 201
Phone: 773-298-3606

Faisal Rahman

Dean Emeritus, Professor

  • Ph.D., Saint Louis University, Economics
  • M.A., University of Punjab, Economics
  • B.A., University of Dacca, Economics
  • Teaching Areas: Strategic Management, Health Administration
Pamela Schwer
Office: GSM 201
Phone: 773-298-3623

Pamela Schwer

CMA, Associate Professor

  • MBA, DePaul University, Economics
  • MACC, DePaul University, Accounting
  • B.S., University of Illinois
  • Teaching Area: Accounting
Charles Shanabruch
Office: GSM 123
Phone: 773-298-3624

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
Office: Driehaus Center 3911BPhone: 773-298-3626

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
Song Wang
Office: GSM 113
Phone: 773-341-5004

Song Wang

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Dept. of Finance
  • M.S., Universitat Regensburg, Germany, Applied Economics
  • B.A., Hebai University of Technology, China, Economics
  • Teaching Areas: Finance, Economics
Kathleen Watland
Office: GSM 116
Phone: 773-298-3680

Kathleen Watland

Associate Dean, Director, Chicago Police Academy Programs, Associate Professor

  • Ed.D., Loyola University, Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.E., Purdue University
  • B.A., University of Illinois, Social Work
  • Teaching Area: Management
N Younkin
Office: GSM 204
Phone: 773-298-3628

Neil Younkin

Associate Professor

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

Administrative Staff

Paul Belsky

Paul Belsky, Executive-in Residence (Director, Center of Experiential Education)

  • MBA, Governers State University, Finance
  • Graduate School of Banking (Bank Administration Institute) University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.S.C., DePaul University, Finance
  • Teaching Areas: Finance, Investments, Strategic Management
Bruce Lipman

Bruce Lipman, Retired Lieutenant, Chicago Police Department, Director, Graduate Programs

  • Ed.D., Candidate, Loyola University
  • MBA, Saint Xavier University
  • B.A., Saint Xavier University, Business
  • Teaching Area: Management
Nick Mancari Nicholas J. Mancari, Director, Undergraduate Programs/Project Manager
  • MBA Canadiate, Saint Xavier University, Project Management
  • B.A., Saint Xavier University, Management and Marketing

Adjunct Faculty

Margie Bernard, Project Director, Practice Perfect Healthcare Consulting

Crescenda Bramlett, Health Care Professional, Pfizer Inc.

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

Alma Garza, Senior Vice President, Burling Bank

Stephen Hallenbeck, Retired Bank Executive

Wayne Jakalski, Attorney, Private Practice

Isidore (Izzy) Kharasch, Director of Hospitality, Hollywood Casino, Joliet

Amit Kumar, Director, CNA Financial Corporation

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

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

Robert Millerick, Senior Risk Management Specialist Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

James Prendergast, CPA

Christine Purtell-Aguirre, Detective Chicago Police Department

Deborah Rapacz, Assistant Dean, Graduate and Continuing Education, Saint Xavier

Brian Radakovtiz, Regional Director, Support Services-Presence Health 

Joan Ritter, Consultant

David Santori, Law Offices of David J. Santori

Laura Shallow, World Data Systems

John Springer, Adjunct Instructor

James Sweet, Independent Organizational Consultant

Sahr Sweiss, Marketing and Business Analyst, Greeley and Hansen

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

Henry Tomecki, Senior Lending Officer and Senior Vice President, American Enterprise Bank

Dina Tsourdinis, Corporate Controller, Alder University