625 La Chapa Avenue

El Paso, TX 79912-2321


Telephone: (Voice) (915) 833-6129



Education: PhD, MS, Purdue University; MBA, BS Wayne State University


Current Position:. Founding member of New Market Solutions, LLC, an Arizona financial technology company. Retired in 2006 from the position of Professor of Finance at the University of Texas at El Paso (held since 1987).


Previous Academic Positions: Full-time, tenured university teaching and research in the U.S., Canada, and Saudi Arabia, visiting appointments in Finland.


Recent Professional Recognition: Erskine fellowship, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2001.


Co-winner of the award for "Best New International Finance Case 2000: Shipping Finance" from the Financial Management Association, with co-authors K. S. K. Lam and J. S. K. Wu. The award is sponsored by The Financial Management Association International (FMA) and Indiana University's Center for International Business Education and Research (IU CIBER).


Most Recent Book: Capital Asset Investment: Strategy, Tactic, and Tools (Wiley-UK, 2002)


Journal Publications: Author or co-author of more than sixty academic papers, including articles in the JF and the JFQA. My papers related to risk management and derivatives have appeared, for example, in The Journal of Futures Markets, The Financial Analysts Journal, and Futures magazine. Listed as 122 of 367 “Most Prolific Authors in 72 Finance Journals”. See article by Jean Heck, forthcoming, Journal of Applied Finance, Fall/Winter 2004.


Professional Service: Founding editor of The Journal of Financial Engineering, published by the International Association of Financial Engineers, for seven years ending 1999 when it was merged with The Journal of Derivatives. Personally handled all matters up to the production and mailing of each quarterly issue. I serve on several editorial boards of scholarly journals. Co-Chair of the 11th Annual Meeting of the Global Finance Association, Las Vegas, April 2004.


Community Service: President of the El Paso Coalition of Sportsmen in the mid-1990s, for which I wrote a monthly newsletter and chaired public meetings; Chair of the Public Utilities Regulation Board of the City of El Paso, 2000-2004.


International Experience: Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Finland. In Saudi Arabia I taught in the college of business at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in 1991-92, where I had previously taught in 1975-1977. There I developed a Master of Science in Finance proposal for the university and a proposal for a management training program for SAMAREC (the marketing agency for Saudi Arabian refined petroleum products), 1991-92. I taught an MBA-level graduate course in risk management and derivatives several times for the Helsinki School of Economics & Business Administration in the latter 1990s. In September 1997 I served as 'official opponent' in a Ph D finance dissertation defense and taught a PhD seminar in risk management and derivative instruments at the Helsinki School of Economics & Business Administration.


Banking and Industry Experience: Prior to Ph.D. studies, operations research manager at National Bank of Detroit, supervisory responsibility for scheduling tellers at over 100 branches, modification and application of short-range planning model, and for special projects like credit scoring. Industrial engineer at Koppers Corporation Detroit panel plant, responsible for production scheduling, pricing, warehousing. Industrial engineer at Ford Motor Company, Highland Park, Michigan.


Consulting: Risk management and hedging; international investment; computer applications to market analysis and timing. Consultant on distance learning, risk management and international finance