William J. Trainor Jr., Ph.D., CFA is a Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Trainor received his Ph.D. in Finance from Virginia Tech in 1994 and has been with ETSU since 2006. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder since 2002. Trainor has published extensively in journals such as Financial Review, Journal of Index Investing, Journal of Personal Finance, Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Investing, Atlantic Economic Journal, and Financial Services Review among others. In 2007, he received both ETSU’s School of Business and Technology’s Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding New Faculty and the Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship which he received again in 2011. In 2007 he was an Academy of Finance Teaching Excellence Award Finalist. More recently, Trainor was awarded a 2014 Fulbright Research Grant in New Zealand where he is researching the Kiwi Savings Program along with sustainability issues. Currently, Dr. Trainor teaches Investments, Applied Equity Valuation in which students help manage part of TVA’s investment portfolio, and Applied Corporate Finance in the MBA and AMBA programs. Bill is an avid runner, mountain biker, and climber. When not in the classroom or working on research, he is likely somewhere out in the woods or on a rock.