The following article was written by the newest member of our Advisory Board. Professor Kendall earned his Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University, is Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He was Dean of the School of Business at St. Edward's University in Austin, TX and Chief Economist for Empire Funding Corporation, also of Austin. While a senior economist with RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, Dr. Kendall led numerous applied economics research projects conducted for FDA, EPA, and USDA. David and his wife Laura Ann make their home in the scenic mountains of southwestern Virginia, along with Puff, Bunny, Bella, and Penny (cat, dog, dog, and rabbit).