Dr. Eugene F. Brigham is Graduate Research Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, where he has taught since 1971. Dr. Brigham received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Brigham held teaching positions at the University of Connecticut, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California-Los Angeles. Dr. Brigham has served as president of the Financial Management Association and has written more than the 40 journal articles on the cost of capital, capital structure, and other aspects of financial management. The ten textbooks on managerial finance and managerial economics that he authored or co-authored are used at more than 1,000 universities in the United States, and have been translated into 11 languages worldwide. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous electric, gas, and telephone rate cases at both federal and state levels. He has served as a consultant to many corporations and government agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the U.S. Office of Telecommunications Policy, and the RAND Corporation. Dr. Brigham continues to teach, consult, and complete research in addition to his text writing. He spends his spare time on the golf course, enjoying time with his family and dogs, and tackling outdoor adventure activities, such as biking through Alaska.
Lawrence J. Gitman received his degrees from Purdue University, the University of Dayton, and the University of Cincinnati. He is currently a professor of finance at San Diego State University, and a prolific author with over forty published articles and several textbooks, including Principles of Managerial Finance, Twelfth Edition, and Principles of Managerial Finance, Brief, Fifth Edition. In addition to teaching, Gitman is also a member of the Certified Financial Planner Board and an associate editor of several journals. He has served on a number of esteemed organizations, including the Academy of Finance Association and the Financial Management Association National Honor Society.