Dr. Oscar Varela is the Charles R. and Dorothy S. Carter Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Finance at the University of Texas at El Paso. He was previously at the University of New Orleans, where he is an Emeritus Professor of Finance, and at Colorado State University. His Ph.D. in Finance is from the University of Alabama. Dr. Varela, a Chartered Financial Analyst, has research interests in international finance, corporate finance and investments. He authored the recently published book, International Finance in the World, and with numerous articles in academic journals, was identified as a "Prolific Author in Finance" in Heck and Cooley's list of "most prolific authors in the finance literature: 1959-2008" that includes "a small minority of thousands of authors" during this period. In his career, Dr. Varela has received many outstanding teaching and research awards from his universities and at professional conferences.