Thomas H. McInish has published more than 100 articles in leading professional (Journal of Portfolio Management, Sloan Management Review) and scholarly (Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics) journals. His book, Corporate Spin-Offs was cited as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice, a publication of the Association for College and Research Libraries. One of Financial Management's "100 Most Prolific Authors in 15 Finance Journals," he also served as a financial analyst for a regional brokerage firm and for a subsidiary of a major paper maker. Dr. McInish is a pioneer in the study of market microstructure and his article on intraday stock patterns, originally published in the Journal of Finance, has been republished in the series The International Library of Critical Writings in Financial Economics. Dr. McInish has visited financial institutions in more than 50 countries and has held visiting appointments at The University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) among others. Dr. McInish is currently Professor and Wunderlich Chair of Finance at The University of Memphis. He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration (finance) from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Dr. James E. Upson's primary research and teaching interests are in capital market operations and investments. Currently, Dr. Upson is Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Texas at El Paso where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes. Dr. Upson has published in leading journals such as the Journal of Quantitative and Financial Analysis and the Journal of Financial Markets. Previously, Dr. Upson supervised a large engineering staff in the automotive industry where he was employed for more than 14 years. Dr. Upson earned a Ph.D. in business administration (finance) from The University of Memphis, an M.B.A. from the University of Southern Indiana, and a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Purdue.