Professor Mehdi Mohaghegh completed his first degree, a B. S. in business administration, at the University of Gillan in his native Iran in 1973. He received an M.A. in financial economics from the University of Teheran in 1978. Dr. Mohaghegh finished a second M. A. in economics at Clark University and in 1986 was awarded the Ph. D. in economics, also at Clark. He did post-doctoral study at the University of Vermont, Adam-Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and the University of South Carolina. Professor Mohaghegh has broad teaching experience in diverse educational environment. He has held appointments at Clark University, the College of Holy Cross, The University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Assumption College, the University of Maryland, European Division, University of Vermont, and Norwich University where he has been a tenured professor of Economics and Finance since 1992. His research interests are in economic policy analysis, empirical studies in managerial finance and portfolio management, application of corporate and public finance theories to the economies of Middle Eastern and other developing countries, and the consequences of trade policies in developed and developing countries. Professor Mohaghegh has also five years of Industry experience. He worked as the accountant and chief financial officer of a construction company while he was completing his M.A. degree at the University of Teheran.