Stan Eakins received his PhD from Arizona State University in 1990. Prior to beginning his academic work, he gained practical experience serving as vice president and comptroller at the First National Bank of Fairbanks and as a commercial and real estate loan officer. A founder of Denali title and escrow agency, a title insurance company in Fairbanks, Alaska, he also ran the operations side of a bank and was the chief finance officer for a multimillion-dollar construction and development company. Eakins is a leader in the evolution of online learning in finance and business programs. Since 1998, he has been teaching online courses and in 2003 developed, with Pearson, an online product for the introduction to corporate finance course (dotLearn). In his time as Associate Dean of the College of Business and Chair of the Department of Finance at Eastern Carolina University (ECU), he spearheaded the creation of ECU's online MBA and undergraduate business programs. The online MBA program, which enrolls 800 online students annually, is ranked 40th in the nation by US News and World Report (2013). Eakins is currently the Dean of the College of Business. Professor Eakins is the coauthor of Financial Markets and Institutions, 7th Edition, with Rick Mishkin, published by Pearson/Prentice Hall and used by universities around the world. It is currently the best selling Markets and Institutions text on the market. He is also a commissioner on the Greenville Utilities Board and serves on its finance committee. William J. McNally is an Associate Professor of finance at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Laurier is Canada's largest English-language undergraduate business program and has the largest finance co-op program in Canada. McNally received his MA in economics from Simon Fraser University in 1986 and subsequently worked as an economic consultant and as a research economist at the Fraser Institute, an economic think-tank. In 1993, he received his PhD in finance from the University of Toronto. After leaving Toronto, he taught at the University of Victoria. In 1999, he joined the faculty at Laurier. His primary research interests are in stock repurchases, insider trading, and market microstructure. McNally's research has been published in journals such as Financial Management, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Research. McNally is a founder and ongoing supervisor of the Laurier Student Investment Fund. In 2006, he self-published an online introductory finance textbook titled iFinance. He co-developed the web platform for iFinance with then-student programmers at Tempic Inc.