Dr. David Buller (Ph.D. candidate, University of Minnesota) holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Pacific Columbia University, as well as an M.B.A. in Management and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He currently manages contracts for the Department of Defense and is a Personal Financial Advisor. He has served as Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota and as Adjunct Professor in M.B.A. Finance at graduate schools at both the University of St. Thomas and Hamline University. Previously, Dr. Buller was the leading financial advisor employed by American Express Financial Advisors, headed Strategic Analysis for Northern States Power, and served as Director of Energy Analysis for the State of Minnesota. In 2003, he chaired Governor Pawlenty’s Writing Committee to establish standards for K-12 education in Social Studies.