Ramon P. DeGennaro is the Haslam College of Business Professor in Banking and Finance at the University of Tennessee. He previously served as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, as the Tennessee Bankers Association Scholar, and as a William B. Stokely Scholar at Tennessee. Before joining the university, he was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and he also served as the Reading Specialist at Mayfield High School in Mayfield, Ohio. His current research involves financial markets and institutions, financial regulation, small-firm finance, and public policy. Professor DeGennaro has published more than 45 refereed articles on financial market volatility, small firm finance, the term structure of interest rates, financial institutions, prediction markets, and investments. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Financial Services Research, Financial Management, European Financial Management, The Financial Review, Managerial and Decision Economics, The Economic Review, The Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics Letters, The International Journal of Finance, The Review of Black Political Economy, The Journal of Sports Economics, Studies in Economics and Finance, The International Journal of Business, Pensions, Journal of Wealth Management, The Journal of Financial Transformation, Journal of Structured Finance, Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, The Journal of Private Enterprise, and The Journal of Portfolio Management. His other publications include research reports, book chapters, book reviews and several Federal Reserve publications. He is a former or current Associate Editor or member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Financial Research, the International Journal of Business, the Journal of Private Enterprise, Research in International Business and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economic Policy. He is also a former member of the Academic Board of Directors of the Midwest Finance Association. His paper with Thomas P. Boehm was honored as the Best Empirical Paper at the 2007 meetings of the Southern Finance Association. His research was featured in the cover story of the Fall 2009 issue of Quest, the University of Tennessee’s Research publication, and in the Wall Street Journal. He speaks frequently at conferences, civic groups, business meetings, and spoke at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution during the summers of 2011 and 2012 as an invited lecturer.