Business Turnaround Management Certificate
Program Coordinator & Support Staff
Dr. Omid Sabbaghi, Director of Graduate Business Programs
Dr. Omid Sabbaghi is an Associate Professor of Finance in the College of Business Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy. He received both his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, where he studied finance and econometrics. During his graduate studies, he was the recipient of an Oscar Mayer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of California-Berkeley, triple-majoring in Economics, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics.
Dr. Sabbaghi's areas of research include portfolio management, volatility in financial markets, corporate finance, high-frequency financial transactions data, financial econometrics, and risk management. He received the Standard & Poor's Best Paper Award in Investments for his work on asset pricing. Dr. Sabbaghi has also served as a consultant to financial firms.
Outside of his research and teaching, he likes to spend time with family and friends, read, listen to music, and discover new people, ideas, places, and restaurants. In additions, Omid enjoys hiking and backpacking in the National Parks.
Carrol Parris, Student Services Coordinator
Coordinator of Student Services, Ms. Carrol Parris brings extensive student advising experience to UDM, most recently from the Dorsey Schools. She earned a B.A. in Communication at Oakland University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy. Carrol has worked for the College of Business Administration since August of 2012.
Nancy Piernan-Chesik, Librarian Consultant
As the business librarian, her subject disciplines for collection development are accounting, decision science, finance, marketing, and management. She provides reference service and research skills instruction. Chesik has served on the union board for six years and has been actively involved in faculty union negotiations for seven years. Chesik has B.F.A. and M.S.L.S. degrees from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 1991.