Jack is Director of the Institute for Global Business and Professor of Economics at Texas State University-San Marcos. As Director of the Institute, he serves as a liaison between the McCoy College of Business Administration and the business community on issues related to international business, and coordinates faculty activities and supervises students in the undergraduate and graduate International Business programs at Texas State. In addition, he teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Comparative Economic Systems, Latin American Economies, and International Economics. His research focuses on international business and economic issues in Latin America has been published in books and scholarly journals. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Economics from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.