About the Author
Dr. Jack Kapoor is a Professor of Business and Economics in the Business and Services Division. Dr. Kapoor has taught Business and Economics at College of DuPage since 1969. He received his B.A. and M.S. from San Francisco State College and his Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University. Professor Kapoor was recently awarded the Business and Services Division's Outstanding Professor Award for 1999-2000. Dr. Kapoor is known internationally as a co-author of several textbooks including Business: A Practical Approach (Rand McNally), Business (Houghton Mifflin), and Focus on Personal Finance (Richard D. Irwin/McGraw-Hill).
Les Dlabay teaches in the Department of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois. Over the past 25 years, he has taught more than 30 different courses in high school, community college, university, adult education, and teacher preparation programs. Dr. Dlabay has developed a wide variety of textbook materials, student activity guides, instructor manuals, testing programs, audio-visual materials, and software packages in the areas of Personal Finance, Consumer Economics, and International Business. Dr. Dlabay has served as a consultant to corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. He has presented more than 140 workshops and seminars in over 20 states to encourage teachers to actively involve students in the learning process with video presentations, newsletters, interviews, and Internet research activities.
Robert Hughes teaches business, management, and finance courses at Richland College, which is part of the Dallas Community College system. In addition to Personal Finance, he has written college texts for Introduction to Business, Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and Business Math and presently has five books in publication. Dr. Hughes received his bachelor's degree from Southern Nazarene University and his master's and doctorate degrees from the University of North Texas.
Arshad Ahmad is Associate Professor at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal. He completed his CGA designation in 1997, received an MBA and PhD from McGill University, and was awarded the George L. Geis Dissertation of the Year Award by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. Dr. Ahmad has received numerous faculty and university teaching awards. He was named a 3M National Teaching Fellow in 1992 by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada, and he now serves as President of STLHE. Dr. Ahmad is the author of several texts, including Canadian Financial Management, 5th Edition, and other pedagogical material, including study guides, case studies, video series, CD-ROMs, and various devices on the Internet. He created and taught the business faculty’s first Web-based undergraduate and graduate courses in Personal Finance, which have attracted over 8,000 students since 1999. He is known for his ability to design creative and student-centred learning environments and to lead collaborative projects that enhance student learning.