Lamont Black is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago. He is also the Academic Director for the Center for Financial Services. Prior to joining the faculty of DePaul, Dr. Black was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. His main research interests are in the areas of banking and fintech. Current research projects analyze small business credit and commercial real-estate securitization. His research has been published in several journals, including Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and the Journal of Banking and Finance. In his work on banking policy, he contributed to issues including incentive compensation and bank liquidity requirements. Dr. Black teaches commercial banking and money and capital markets in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul. He also teaches money and banking and international finance at the undergraduate level. He received a PhD in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2007, as well as a PhD in Economics. He received his bachelor’s degree in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University.