Professor James Winder has been a member of RBS since 2008. He earned his M.S., and Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University and his A.B. in Economics from Rutgers University. He teaches in both the MBA and undergraduate programs, and he is an advisor to students seeking the CFA designation. He also taught finance and economics at the College of New Jersey. Professor Winder spent 27 years in the financial industry before joining RBS. Most of this time was spent in the research department at Merrill Lynch.