Dr. Sayeed joined the UW-Fond du Lac faculty in 1991. He earned his Ph.D. in economics with emphasis in international finance from UW-Milwaukee. He also holds three master's degrees, one from Western Illinois University in economics and two from University of Texas at Dallas in political economy and management sciences.
Prior to coming to UW-Fond du Lac, Payesteh had 14 years of college teaching experience and two years of administrative experience as the Dean of students at the School of Commerce in Iran.
Payesteh teaches business and economics courses at UW-Fond du Lac. He has been recognized with the UW Colleges' Kaplan Award for his outstanding contribution to the education of students at UW-Fond du Lac for the 1996-97 and 2003-04 academic years.
In 1998 he was presented with a UW System-wide honor, the Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes teaching of outstanding quality that leads to substantial intellectual growth in students.
Payesteh's research activities have resulted in publication of several papers in academic journals as well as numerous paper presentations at national and international conferences. He has served as a consultant to a number of area organizations and businesses.