Shahdad Naghshpour is a professor of International Development Doctoral Program at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has authored eight books and published in journals such as Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Journal of Economics and Finance, as well as many others. Dr. Naghshpour has received several awards for research and teaching as well as numerous grants. He is a member of Montclair Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty. Dr. Naghshpour is on the editorial boards of five peer-reviewed journals and currently is the vice president of the Academy of Economics and Finance. He has been a consultant to numerous state agencies and private companies.