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.
Dr. Billingsley is a finance professor at Virginia Tech and an award-winning teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His research, consulting, and teaching focus on equity valuation, risk management and derivatives-based strategies, and regulatory finance. In 2006, he published a financial analysis book with the Wharton School. In addition, his research has been published in many professional journals, including the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, the Journal of Financial Research, and the Journal of Futures Markets. As a consultant, Dr. Billingsley has served as an expert witness on equity valuation, capital of cost estimation, and economic damages analysis. His consulting clients include BellSouth Telecommunications, the United States Telecom Association, LECG, UBS, and others. A CFA charter holder, Dr. Billingsley has taught CFA examination review courses at multiple levels throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.