I am currently Professor of Finance and Faculty Fellow of Scholar and Student Success in the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University. I am also a research associate for the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) program on Knightian Uncertainty Economics (KUE) for financial markets. I have written a scholarly book, titled How Novelty and Narratives Drive the Stock Market: Black Swans, Animal Spirits and Scapegoats, with Cambridge University Press (https://www.ineteconomics.org/research-books). I also have papers published in the Journal of Behavioral Finance, the Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Journal of Economics and Finance, the SURE Journal, the Economics Journal, the Journal of Economic Methodology, and Economics Bulletin. My research focuses on testing the implications of macro-finance models based on KUE by investigating the relative roles and dynamics between historically novel events, market fundamentals, psychology, and social context in explaining instability in stock price fluctuations. In 2021 I received the M. Albert Burke Banking Endowment Research Award. In 2017, I received the Outstanding Faculty Award. I earned my doctoral degree at the University of New Hampshire. Research from my dissertation has received attention from financial press outlets such as The Economist and Bloomberg News and has been featured prominently in the book Beyond Mechanical Markets: Asset Price Swings, Risk, and the Role of the State - a 2011 finalist for the Paul Samuelson Prize. In the past, I have contributed to a column on current economic and financial events for the Savannah Morning News city paper. As an educator at the university level, I incorporate my formal training and research on pedagogy into my finance courses. Please look around this site to learn more about my research and teaching interests.