Thomas J. O’Brien has been at the University of Connecticut since 1986. He has a PhD in finance from the University of Florida (1980) and a MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior appointments were at University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and Florida State University. He has numerous publications in quality finance journals on basic and applied topics, including foreign exchange exposure and international cost of capital. He has also served on the Board of Directors of an international manufacturing company, RBC Bearings, Inc., since 2006.