Dr. Dyer’s research and teaching interests include risk management and capital budgeting. He has published three books and more than sixty articles on risk analysis and investment science. He received the College of Business Administration Foundation Advisory Council Award for Outstanding Research Contributions in 1999. Jim is the former Chair of the Decision Analysis Society of the Operations Research Society of America (now INFORMS). This group has a membership of over 900 academics and practitioners in the field of decision analysis. He received the Frank P. Ramsey Award for outstanding career achievements from the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS in 2002. Professor Dyer has offered executive education programs throughout the world, many of which were for energy companies, including ENI, PEMEX, Petrobras, Petronas, Shell and Texaco. In addition, Professor Dyer has also provided consulting services and expert witness testimony related to application of risk analysis and investment science to problems such as forecasting gas prices, assessing the construction and management of a nuclear power project, hedging natural gas purchases, forecasting demand for electric power, and analyzing capital investments in wind technologies, among others. Dr. Dyer received his B.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.