Finance and Economics Faculty
Full Time Faculty
Professor of Finance
Post-doctoral studies in Finance, University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Ph.D in Economics, University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC
MA in Economics, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA
BA in Economics, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA
Proir Teaching Experience:
Title: Dean, College of Business Administration
College/University: Niagra University
From/To: 2002 - 2007
Title: Chair, Department of Accounting and Finance
College/University: University of Michigan-Dearborn
From/To: 1996 - 2002
Title: Associate Professor of Finance & Chair, Finance Discipline
College/University: Rochester Institute of Technology
From/To: 1978 - 1996
Paper Title: "Capital Markets" an essay with Robin Wilber
Journal: SAGE International Encyclopedia of Organizational Studies
Paper Title: "Studying Business in New York"
Journal: Transworld Education: The Premier International Magazine for Students
Professor of Finance
Seyed Mehdian is Professor of Finance in School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint. Prior to joining to U of M-Flint, he has taught at Temple University, Western New College, Ohio State University, and University of Baltimore. Seyed has published fifty scholarly articles in profession/academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance; Financial Services Research; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Real Estate Economics; Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics; and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. He is on the editorial boards of several finance journals and serves as Vice President of the Midwest Finance Association. Seyed has conducted and developed several study aboard courses to Russia, China, India, Japan, and Taiwan. He was awarded Fulbright Senior Research Scholar twice in 2007 and 2008 to carry out research and teaching in Romania. Seyed regularly travels to Romania to deliver lectures and carry out research projects at Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi. He has served in a number of doctoral dissertation committees and currently serves as an external member of a dissertation committee. Seyed has been reviewer of several books such as "An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives" by S. Neftci, "Investment: An Introduction," by H.B. Mayo, and "Cases in Financial Management" by E.F. Brigham. He has also reviewed papers for many professional journals including Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Review, and many others. Seyed is the recipient of the 2001 University of Michigan-Flint Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award. He is currently serves as Area II Coordinator at the School of Management.
Professor of Finance and Business Economics
Mark J. Perry is a full professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of The University of Michigan, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in economics and finance since 1996. Starting in the fall of 2009, Perry has also held a joint appointment as a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., where he has been a regular contributor to the Enterprise Blog and American.com. Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University and in addition, and has an MBA degree in finance from The University of Minnesota. Dr. Perry's primary academic research is in the area of applied macroeconomics and financial economics and he has published numerous scholarly articles in economics and finance journals. In addition to scholarly research, Perry enjoys writing guest editorials to a general audience on current economic issues. Perry's opinion pieces have appeared in more than twenty newspapers in the state of Michigan and most major newspapers around the country, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today and Investor's Business Daily. Professor Perry has been best known in recent years as the creator and editor of one the nation's most popular economics blog, Carpe Diem. Professor Perry has written on a daily basis since the fall of 2006 to share his thoughts, opinions and expertise on economic issues, with a strong emphasis on displaying economic data in a visually appealing way using graphs, charts and tables. Carpe Diem has captured a growing international readership, and almost 5,000,000 people have visited Carpe Diem to read the more than 8,000 entries posted during the last four years.
Lecturer of Accounting and Finance
Peter Bush is a Lecturer of Finance. He teaches courses in accounting and finance at both undergraduate and graduate level. He has an MBA and DBA from Lawrence Technological University. He currently works for Dana Corp. as a member of the senior finance management. He is currently working towards Certified Management Accountant examinations. He participated in multiple industry conferences in the last five years, and has one peer-reviewed publication in 2010. Peter also serves on the advisory board of Cabrini Clinic.
Professor Emeritus of Business Economics
Dennis Ellis, Professor Emeritus of Business Economics, continued teaching for the School since retirement infrequently He taught business conditions analysis course in the BBA program and the managerial economics courses in the MBA program. He was a contributing editor of the Journal of Business Forecasting and on the Board of Directors of International Association of Business Forecasting.
Lecturer of Finance
John Stephens is a Lecturer of Finance, teaching courses in the area at undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a recent Ph.D. in Finance from Lawrence Technological University. He made two presentations at the Academy of Finance in 2007, and in ERIASS in 2009. His recent consulting engagements include a Fortune 100 company in 2011 and a retail cellular phone company in 2010.