Faculty Advisor

Dr. Timothy Marlo, Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance, is the faculty advisor to the SSIF. He is a four degree, summa cum laude graduate of Southern Illinois University. Marlo received bachelor degrees in accounting and finance in 2001, a master in business administration degree in 2009, and a doctorate in business administration, specializing in finance, in 2016. Immediately after graduating from SIU in 2001, he passed the CPA exam and began serving as an accountant for the Illinois Department of Agriculture. During this time, Marlo moonlighted at a local accounting firm preparing individual tax returns and performing tax research for clients. From 2005 to 2015, Marlo served as the controller for the SIU Alumni Association where he oversaw the Association’s financial operations and multi-million investment portfolio. During his tenure as controller, the Association’s assets doubled due to improved operational efficiencies and investment growth.

Since 2016, Marlo has served as clinical assistant professor for the SIU College of Business and Analytics. Marlo is able to utilize his work experience and innate knowledge of business to present accounting and finance theories and concepts in a pragmatic approach. In September 2016, Marlo became the faculty adviser for the Saluki Student Investment Fund and Graduate Student Investment Fund. These student-led investment funds manage over $2 million for the SIU Foundation. On top of his teaching and advising, Marlo has published and presented his research on investments, in particular, on mutual funds. He continually is exploring actively managed mutual fund holdings and performance to better understand fund manager skill.

For more information about the Saluki Student Investment Fund, please contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Timothy Marlo at tmarlo@siu.edu.