Cara Marshall specializes in the area of finance. In addition to teaching at Stony Brook, she is a professor at Queens College. Her research interests focus on financial engineering, modeling, risk management, and derivatives, as well as behavioral and experimental methods in finance. Dr. Marshall’s doctoral dissertation examined the efficiency of the pricing of volatility on U.S. options exchanges. Prior to academia, she consulted to several leading commercial and investment banks and hedge funds. Dr. Marshall has published papers in several scholarly journals and contributed a number of chapters to books published by John Wiley & Sons. Most recently, she published a book titled, Financial Engineering: The Evolution of a Profession, also published by John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Marshall holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Fordham University and an MBA with a focus on Quantitative Analysis from St. John’s University.