Leila J. Pratt received her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 1975. She is currently Hart Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has published in many professional journals including the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, the Journal of Macroeconomics, and the Policy Studies Journal. She has also served as a referee for many journals including the Journal of Economics and Finance, Contemporary Economic Policy and the Social Science Journal. In addition, she has reviewed textbooks for many publishers including Addison Wesley, Prentice-Hall and Blackwell. She was a founding member of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has served on its advisory board since its inception. She was the coordinator of this program from 1997 to 2001. In addition, she has served as the vice chairperson of the City of Chattanooga Waste Water Regulations Appeals Board since 1977. She has been a regular participant at WSSA and AEF presenting and discussing papers since 1994. She also served three years as WSSA General Economics section co-coordinator, three years asa member of the WSSA Executive Council, and one year as the Association Vice President.