Brian Adams is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Portland's Pamplin School of Business. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon, his M.B.A. from the University of Portland, and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. His career goals are to produce relevant academic research and provide students with the resources to succeed in pursuit of their life goals. The focus of his research is in the area of financial markets and the role of financial institutions in improving market efficiency. To date, he has published in five academic finance journals in the topics of international finance, security regulation and analyst coverage. His main teaching interests are also in financial markets and institutions; however, he recently expanded his pedagogical interests to include personal and entrepreneurial finance. Beyond the classroom, his role as the academic advisor to the University of Portland's Investment Association allows him the unique opportunity of helping students gain practical knowledge in the field finance.