Colin Jones (PhD, Pennsylvania State University) is an Associate Teaching Professor of Finance, specializing in applied investments. He is one of the primary instructors for Applied Investment Management (AIM) and serves as Faculty Director for the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI). 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. He is coauthor of the digital introductory textbook A Living Introduction to Finance, a real-time learning platform that has saved students over a million dollars on textbooks while improving the efficacy of introductory courses across the country. He has consulted for Citigroup and the State of South Carolina. Other 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.