Joseph F. Hair, Jr. is Cleverdon Chair of Business at University of South Alabama, USA. He previously held the Copeland Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and was Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute at the E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University. He was a United States Steel Foundation Fellow at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he earned his Ph.D. in Marketing. He has authored over 40 books and has published numerous articles in professional journals. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Sciences, the Society for Marketing Advances, and the Southwestern Marketing Association.