Dr. Sridhar Sundaram is a Professor of Finance and the Dean of the College of Business and Economics at California State University Fullerton. His educational background includes a Master’s degree in Accounting, and an MBA and Doctorate degree in Finance. He has received Faculty Recognition Awards in teaching, research, and service. He is an active researcher with publications in some of the top finance journals. His business experience involves several years of working with his family’s retail business, consulting with businesses and serving on non-profit and for-profit boards. He has also held several leadership positions in professional organizations, non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions. This includes serving as the Chair of the Board of Governors for the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board for the St. Petersburg EDC, member of the Board of the Saint Anthony’s Hospital and 2019 Chair of the Grow Smarter Initiative in St. Petersburg. Currently he serves as a member of the Beta Alpha Psi (Honor Society) Board of Directors and the Goodwill of Orange County Board of Directors.