Dr. James E. Upson joined the UTEP Faculty in 2009 as Assistant Professor for the Economics and Finance Department. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. Prior to this he was working as an automotive engineer and engineering manager for various parts suppliers. His academic experience include working for the University of Memphis as well for the University of Southern Indiana in previous years. Dr. Upson has published research in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Financial Markets, Financial Management, The Financial Review, and the Journal of Real Estate and Financial Economics. Dr. Upson's areas of interest are Market Micro-structure, Investments, and Corporate Finance.