Professor Joseph Wall teaches several accounting and finance courses, and directs the finance major at Carthage. He is the chair of the Business Department. Since 1993 he has been a full-time financial analyst and professional investor. He is a managing member and the co-founder of his securities investment firm, which has been in business since 1998 and specializes in risk arbitrage transactions. He also is a managing member and co-founder of a local real estate investment firm specializing in commercial opportunities. Prof. Wall earned a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University in 2006 and is currently completing his PhD at Case Western Reserve University. His research has been published in the American Journal of Business Education and the CPA Journal.