Colin Jones (PhD, Pennsylvania State University) is an Associate Teaching Professor of Finance. Prior to joining Mendoza, he was a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at the University of South Carolina, where he served as director of the Carolina Finance Scholars Program, director of the Student Managed Investment Fund and director of the Carolina Finance & Investment Association. He received the Alfred G. Smith Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016, and was named the Michael A. Hill Professor of the Year in 2018. Prior to that, he was a visiting assistant professor of finance at the College of William & Mary. His professional experience includes time as an entrepreneur in the music industry, a research assistant in economic development and an analyst at a venture capital firm.