John C. Groth is professor of finance in the Department of Finance, Mays Business School, at Texas A&M University. He has received many teaching awards, authored numerous publications, and been cited as a major contributor to the finance literature. Dr Groth received his PhD from the Krannert School, Purdue University. He also holds degrees in physics and in industrial administration. He serves as a consultant in the areas of corporate finance and management education and conducts executive development programs. In addition to his work in finance, he researches and speaks on human capital and creativity and is a keynote speaker. In 2006 he was designated a Mays Faculty Fellow in Teaching Innovation.