James Tanoos, Ph.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor at Purdue Polytechnic Vincennes and has worked in higher education in various roles for the past 17 years in Indianapolis, West Lafayette, Terre Haute, and Vincennes. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, his Master’s degree from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He has published articles in more than twenty global journals and has presented academic work at fifteen international academic conferences on a range of disciplines including international economics, supply chain management, and industrial technology. Before he entered higher education, he worked as an intern for Volume Services, a supply-chain partner for the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, MN, in marketing/operations for Conseco in Carmel, IN, and as the lead for the Sen. Byrd Amendment (Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000) at US Customs and Border Protection in Indianapolis, IN. His interests include college athletics, politics, and live music. He has been married to his wife Tricia for 15 years and they have three children: Michael, 14, Lucia, 10, and JJ, 5.