Mark Pingle has a joint University appointment as a professor of entrepreneurship and professor of economics. He received his B.S. degree in economics from Southern Oregon State College in 1983. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Southern California, in 1984 and 1988 respectively. Professor Pingle has scores of publications in macroeconomics, behavioral economics, and experimental economics. He has served as Chair of the University Department of Economics and president of the International Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. Desiring to more personally facilitate economic development in Northern Nevada, he shifted a large portion of his efforts toward the development of entrepreneurial talent. He spearheaded the effort to create the entrepreneurship program at University of Nevada, Reno, subsequently spearheaded the creation of the community Entrepreneurship Nevada effort, and remains devoted to seeing entrepreneurial capacities developed at the University and in the community.