Dr. Black is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Marketing, at the E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University (LSU). He received his MBA in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1980, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He held positions at the University of Arizona from 1980 to 1985, and has been at LSU since 1985. He has published numerous articles in professional journals, along with a number of chapters in scholarly books. He is a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Business Research.