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This course teaches you how to recycle that valuable graduate degree for household income that helps pay everyday bills!
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What Will I Learn?
  • Easily find job offers for online university adjunct professors for hire.
  • Apply a Doc Brown proven approach to getting your first paid academic online adjunct job.
  • Know what deans and department heads are looking for in an online adjunct professor.
  • Work from home in shorts, flip-flops and your favorite T-Shirt.
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  • Finish your 4-year bachelor undergraduate degree if you have not already done so.

How to Make Essential Monthly Income Teaching Online!

SPECIAL REPORT: Landing Your First Online University Adjunct Instructor Job ...

Are you struggling to pay the bills? Are you working in a different job than what your graduate degree trained you for? Do you have a solid graduate degree gathering dust? Do you have a trustworthy mastermind team with another family member(s)?

There are hundreds of online universities desperately seeking your services!

I am Dr. Scott Brown. I have three decades of experience as both an adjunct instructor and tenure track professor.

Check out my Udemy profile. I very likely have more academic experience inside the higher education ivory tower system than anybody you know.

In this course you will receive a planned process for getting and keeping jobs as an adjunct online university instructor. Expect to make about $2,000 per course you teach over an 8 to 10-week period.

  • After thousands of years of teachers and students sitting in the same room talking, something else is here …-Nathan Faries, Adjunct English Professor

Enroll now!

Every month that passes is time wasted in your career development as an online university adjunct instructor.

This course comes with a 30 day no questions asked guarantee fulfilled by Udemy as third party.

Enroll right now! -Dr. Scott Brown

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Who is the target audience?
  • A graduate degree, although not necessary, is strongly recommended.
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21 Lectures
Welcome to Online University Adjuncts Earning a Living Anywhere in the World!
4 Lectures 08:29

Let Me Introduce Myself!

I am Dr. Scott Brown. I hold a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of South Carolina, and a Master in International Management from Thunderbird both ranked #1 by U.S. World and News Report. I have taught for multiple online MBA programs and am a tenured associated professor of finance at the University of Puerto Rico.

Why I Am Teaching You This Course Now!

I used to be in that same dark place you are today. I didn’t believe that it was possible to make a worthwhile income from an online MBA program. Boy was I wrong! I am here to show you how I have substantially increased our creature comforts with the additional income I have made teaching at 5 online MBA programs.

Did you know that there are hundreds of universities with online teaching programs? Each is looking for appropriately qualified individuals such as yourself to teach students in distance online learning programs. Dust off your graduate degree, pull out your curriculum vitae, and get ready to discover a new way to make money online!

An Introduction to Adjunct Online University Teaching

I have to admit that I am a big fish in a small pond. I have obtained the highest possible credential in my field and had decades of teaching experience before I went into this.

My experience and prestige of credentials have allowed me to explore the online adjunct university profession from top to bottom.

I am here to take you by the hand. I am here to keep you out of trouble!

Why Adjunct Online University Teaching is Important

How would $6,000 in additional income change your live? How about $25,000 or more?

These amounts are completely reasonable to earn from online universities.

The additional monthly income is not the only important aspect of this topic. The freedom to work from home or anyplace with an internet connection is a big bonus. And the importance of this topic does not stop there.

Working from home as an adjunct online university instructor gives you freedom of scheduling your time as you see fit!

Who This Course Is For

The course is for individuals holding graduate degrees from good schools who seek additional monthly income.

How You Benefit from This Course

The three main benefits of this course are the ability to use your graduate degree to …

  1. Earn substantial additional monthly household income.
  2. Work from anywhere you like where internet is available.
  3. Work at any time you wish.

These three benefits are very important to me and my family.

At The End of This Course You Will Be Able to Do

  • Easily find job offers for online university adjunct professors for hire.
  • Know what deans and department heads are looking for in an online adjunct professor.
  • Work from home in shorts, flip-flops and your favorite T-Shirt.

In This Course, You Will Learn

A Doc Brown pioneered approach to getting your first paid academic online adjunct job.

Preview 03:35

A student rebellion at the University of Puerto Rico forced Dr. Scott Brown to seek temporary employment with online universities. This experience made him a believer in online distance higher learning. Today he has over five years of nearly 365-day experience with online teaching programs in finance and financial accounting at American Military University , Southern New Hampshire University , Colorado Technical University , and Kaplan University. This makes him uniquely qualified to teach you how to find useful bill paying additional monthly income as an online adjunct university instructor .

Dr. Scott Brown Explains His Unexpected Journey into Academic Online Teaching!

Linda has many years of experience as on online adjunct professor. She has created a unique nurturing environment that has garnered her accolades. Mrs. Gilbertie explains her entry into the field.

Linda Gilbertie Describes Her Pathway into Online University Adjunct Teaching!

Daniel explains how useful this course would have been when he had freshly graduated from Texas Tech School of Law . This course allows you to recycle your graduate degree. And you will discover a unique way to work from home.

Daniel Hall, J.D. Discusses How He Has Witnessed the Growth of Online Teaching!
Dr. Scott Brown Shares Years of Hands On Experience to Give You the Best Odds!
10 Lectures 48:32

I often times hear sad tales of households that can barely pay their bills. This is particularly painful to hear when it comes from a friend who holds a graduate degree of some sort.

I went to good schools. I simply expect to be able to teach if, when, and from where I want.

That is how I approach teaching today. Nearly all of my instruction is in the form of online multi-media non-synchronous education.

Even as I type this a group of my 7,394 students is studying my material somewhere in some of the 132 countries in which my learning community members live.

That said, most of my students live in the United States. This is because the United States leads the world in online education.

And our universities are the pioneers in distance learning in higher education.

If you are well trained with a sound graduate degree, there may be thousands of students eager to learn from you. This is especially so if you are a compassionate yet results oriented adjunct instructor.

This course is focused on helping you with teaching online at universities that may or may not have brick and mortar operations. Brick and mortar teaching as an adjunct can expand your monthly income.

You should look into brick and mortar adjunct teaching opportunities in conjunction with this course. The same curriculum vitae and cover letter will work.

Preview 04:45

Qualifications with regard to adjunct teaching at online universities are clear-cut. The most important by far is the prestige of your degree.

The most prestigious schools from which to earn a degree are household names. They may be hard or even impossible for you to earn a degree from.

This include schools like Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, or The University of California at Berkeley.

I hold a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina on the main campus in the state capital city of Columbia. The undergraduate program ranks #108 in the US News and World Report.

IMPORTANT STEP: Use the US News and World Report of colleges and universities to rank your degrees.

That’s pretty good considering that there are a total of 4,140 U.S. Colleges and Universities offering undergraduate universities.

Hence the undergraduate program of the school where I obtained my highest degree is in the top 5% of schools in my country.

I obtained my finance Ph.D. degree from the Darla Moore School of Business. This school ranks #1 in international business and 96th overall. The school is also AACSB accredited.

In business this is the highest accreditation.

I also hold a master of international business management degree and a biology undergraduate degree from highly competitive schools. Indiana University at Bloomington is ranked 75th in undergraduate degrees. The top ranking alternates between the University of South Carolina and Thunderbird.

My degree from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management is ranked 54th best overall and 1st in international business.

Because of my heavy investment in a high quality education I get online teaching assignments easily. Assess each of your degrees in terms of ranking and competitiveness now and put it into your CV.

Then look for any situation that you can claim you have teaching experience. I don’t care if it is teaching Sunday school.

Put it down.

And third, and least important is your actual experience. The education system relies on your credentials most in the form of the quality of your degree.

Clean and re-organize your resume to feature the quality of your education. Be very cautious of expending time on degrees that are poorly rated.

An example is that of Capella University. The program offers online Ph.D. degrees in education with lax entrance and exit requirements that is somewhere close to a diploma mill.

The program is so weak that it is not even ranked on the U.S. News and World Report. Don’t waste your precious time and heard earned money on this poor of a degree. Nobody will respect your credentials if you do.

Assessing Qualifications & Mapping Real World Online U Teaching Opportunities!

The best school in terms of enjoyable to work with pays me $130 per student for each 3 credit undergraduate course. For MBA courses they pay me $150 per student.

This is the pay-by-student compensation contract. You must use a time and motion study to convert this value to an hourly wage.

I have known some adjunct instructors who believed they could negotiate better pay. I have never found this to be so. Take it or leave it.

If the pay does not cover your expenses, while another does, or eats up your time don’t teach for the school. To determine if the school eats up your time you must perform a time and motion study.

This is a simple spreadsheet where you document the hours you spend each day working as an online adjunct professor.

Then you can see clearly if working for the school is worth it. After a few months you will have an accurate calculation of your hourly wage.

Another online MBA program paid me $2,500 total for teaching over a 10-week period. This also has to be converted to an hourly wage.

Here is the secret to becoming a success as an online university adjunct instructor.

Teach for as many schools as you can handle at the beginning. Then you can prune once you have calculated your hourly wages for each school after working through months of data.

Cut away your worst paying schools.

Understanding Pay Scales by Student, by Class, and by Online University Campus!

The trick to landing your first job is to convert your resume into a curriculum vita. There is a big difference between the two.

The resume focuses on managerial and technical skills.

The curriculum vitae focuses on academic degrees, research publications, and teaching skills for a tenure track position. But you are not seeking a tenure track position.

You want to be an adjunct instructor.

Hence research is not as important as soft skills such as good rapport with students. To do this take your best university degrees and move them to the top of your resume.

Rewrite all of your job experience from the perspective of training and teaching. Instead of writing that you managed a team you should write that you trained and taught them as team leader.

Give any evidence that shows that you are pleasant to work with.

Make sure you rewrite your objective as that you have a great desire to teach students and have lots of teaching experience. Make it clear that you are a great teacher.

Then work down into your cover letter.

Use this real estate to emphasize (1) your academic credentials and how they match the job. Then explain (2) your teaching experience and how you can contribute to the departmental faculty of the online university.

Write a cover letter and even go so far as customize your curriculum vitae for each job you apply for. Do not send hundreds of resumes and cover letters. Focus on a few applications at a time.

You are trying to join the right team as well as get your first job teaching online.

Landing Your First Paid Online University Jobs for Fast Family Financial Relief!

The more you understand the business of offering your time in return for pay as an online adjunct professor the easier it will be to deal with interviews. In the meantime, do your best to land interviews by (1) sending the CV and cover letter material and then (2) making assertive (non-aggressive) follow up contact by email and if possible phone.

Make sure that your academic background matches the field you want to teach.

If you have a Doctor of Education Ed.D. degree, with no math courses in your transcripts do not apply to teach finance courses. You will not get hired no matter how much you are interested in investments. This degree would qualify you to teach non-math management courses.

An unusual aspect of getting interviewed for an online position is that they are done by phone interview. That is why it is worthwhile to have a great photo in your resume and cover letter.

Make sure you are smiling in the photo.

If you do not have one make sure that you take advantages of all photo ops when you go on your next cruise. Simply pick the best at the end.

When you have the phone interview get a small mirror and smile into the mirror as you go through the interview. Ditto if you interview through Skype.

Grooming Yourself for Strong Positive Impressions During an First Job Interview!

There is a tremendous amount of training to make you competent inside the online teaching system. The teaching shells operate in a blog environment.

If you have experience running a WordPress blog, you will notice similarities.

A lot of systems are based on BlackBoard or Sakai. Either way you will end up mastering a wide array of teaching platforms.

The major components of every online teaching platform are …

  • Announcements — These require a weekly posting.
  • Forums — Public communication with students must be maintained every single day, or at most within 48 hours in a family emergency.
  • Syllabus — You will need to add your personal information.
  • Lessons — These guide the students in learning tasks that you will have to grade.
  • Grade-book — All of your grades for each student go into the grade-book.

There are many federal laws that regulate how each of the sections above are managed. You are required to know all of the rules and regulations.

This is why you have to do unpaid training before your first paid assignment. Don’t grumble, just do it!

Dedicating Yourself to the Non-Pay Pre-Class Online University Adjunct Training!

Build a group of online universities you teach for. Don’t forget you can use everything I am teaching you here to get a job as a brick and mortar adjunct.

A great idea is to take your newly converted resume into a teaching curriculum vitae and cover letter into all of the local community colleges in your area.

A community college is a great place to start getting hands on teaching experience. I started as an adjunct instructor three decades ago in Reno high up in the state of Nevada.

I landed that job before I had a Ph.D.

All I had then was an international MBA from a top school. That was enough to teach at the community college level.

And it was fun!

A big part of getting into the grove is recognizing how powerful this is. I have found it easy for myself to make $12,000 per year after I pay my online teaching assistant.

That equates to an extra $500 - $1,000 in income per month. Double that if you do not have to split your income with a non-family teaching assistant.

And that pays a lot of bills. I earn this with a very light teaching load of no more than 3 courses between two online MBA university business schools.

I am gradually weaning down my adjunct teaching load as my campus grows on Udemy. This is a good thing since as I make more money on Udemy I can focus on my full time position at the University of Puerto Rico.

My experience as an online adjunct professor has allowed me to grow into a Udemy instructor!

Get-Into-The-Groove as a Highly Successful Online University Adjunct Instructor!

There are three core areas of tech you must build into your home office. Put your home office in a spare room, the basement, or the attic where people will not disturb you.

I find that I get into a flow when teaching online.

I need to be able to go for an hour or two. I do not like to be disturbed.

Make sure that you have (1) high speed broadband internet, (2) Microsoft Office with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, the (3) same audiovisual setup as that recommended by Udemy.

Make sure that you have a cable modem with at least 100 MegaBytes (MB) per second download and 9 MB per second upload. The higher the better.

I am soon moving up to 200 down and the fastest I can get up.

Then make sure that you have the full Microsoft suite of Office basic. These are the programs the students will use to create homework. They will send these to you in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

Many schools are making their adjunct professors upload instructional videos. The easiest way to make sure you have the best equipment is to look at what is recommended on Udemy. Right now I am using a Logitech C920 Webcam and an iRig HD Mic.

If you can produce videos that rock the socks off of the Udemy reviewers, you won’t have a problem with any of the online universities.

Setting Up Your Office With Most Advanced Online University Teaching Technology!

Make sure you set out from the start to develop friendships. Don’t forget that the directors of the online teaching programs who supervise you started where you are.

If they like you they will tell you about other opportunities.

They may even recommend you. There is nothing like an open door to walk through!

Networking with other online adjunct professors has another distinct advantage. You can hear both the pros and the cons of other schools.

But be careful.

There are schools I like to teach for that some of my adjunct friends do not. And vice versa.

Make sure that you remain completely open minded in the beginning. This will allow you to adjust your strategy from a broad experience base.

Networking with Other Online University Professors to Grow a Six Figure Income!

I was warned at the beginning from a kind hearted director at an online MBA program where I taught finance. He explained that I should be very careful about taking on new classes once I had a stable core.

You can get burned if the adjunct instructor who creates the shell for your online university course makes mistakes that disgruntle your students.

This occurred when I taught a short term financial management course with a bad shell. The two admins above me were able to close the course and the system to my student review detriment.

The lesson is that you have to be stern with admin when it comes to creating a safe teachable shell. That is their job. You really need to hold their feet to the fire on this.

Dodging Admin Trolls Who Toss You Poorly Prepared Course Shells in Shambles!

Test your knowledge now!

Quiz on Technical Aspects of Adjunct Teaching at Online Universities
5 questions
Here is a World of Acute Hands on Experiences to Steer You Away from the Rocks!
7 Lectures 24:09

Here is a well-kept secret that many professors and adjuncts do not understand: It is all about the student and not about you. That means that you do not ever get mad at students.

If you will keep this philosophy in mind you will become a huge success.

Study the ways of the greatest teachers in written human history. You will come to see that the most learning occurs when students are not stressed out about anything irrelevant to mastery of the content of the course.

The way to keep students focused on the relevant aspects of course material is to always work from a rubric.

A rubric is developed on a task by task basis from the course syllabus. It is a contractual stepwise code of conduct that both you and the student must follow.

A good rubric reduces uncertainty, confusion, and conflict between you and your students.

The rubric allows you to chunk down a major objective into digestible pieces that are easy for students to follow. The good news is that the online university you work for will provide a rubric — most of the time. You need to recognize that you may need to improve upon the rubric you receive.

If you do make sure you transmit the new document to your team.

Preview 03:11

One of the advantages of online university adjunct teaching is that you don’t have to work in the same physical location with other faculty members. But this is also a disadvantage when it comes to teaching a new course.

Be cautious when taking on new courses if you already are in the groove.

If you do take on a new course, make sure you check to see if the shell is set up properly. If it has the wrong material drop the course immediately with a note explaining why.

Do not consider teaching the course again until the shell is right.

You might even tell your administrators that the course will be on probation. That will give you time to see if it works.

Avoid Poorly Prepared Administrators Who Can Project Their Mistakes on You!

The online university will always be asking for more of your time for the same pay. That is why you have to do a thorough time and motion study of each teaching situation you find yourself in.

If you can show that you really do not have time for a trivial task you can fight back with evidence.

But more frequently the situation is in reverse. The online adjunct professor is doing too little work.

Make sure you know exactly how much feedback you have to give on homework problems. Know how much they want you to write in response to student discussion board postings.

This will allow you to incorporate the full process into your time and motion study.

You will know your exact hourly wage based on the amount of work required to perform your duties. If you find that your hourly pay is too low show your supervisors the evidence.

If they do not help you adjust your workload, then it is time to move on to another online university.

Abide by the Requirements to Maximize Your Teaching Effectiveness with Students!

Have you ever had a professor who says, “I keep the A grade for myself?” My immediate response has always been to stand up, walk out of the class to the registrar, and withdraw.

This kind of philosophy is one that is intolerant of error.

And the reality is that the industry is all about dealing with error. So I allow my students to try and fail and still get an A.


The “easy” way to do this is to let your students redo their homework mistakes for full credit. When you announce to your students that you have a policy that lets them learn from their mistakes and still earn 100% you have their attention.

This is one way to automatically guarantee that you will have above average student reviews.

And your student reviews are what induce the online university administration to keep hiring you back. So if you want to keep working year after year at the same online university find ways like this to make your students love you!

On Being Helpful & Maintaining a Healthy Positive Teaching Student Environment!

Sluggish internet is a serious problem for an adjunct online university instructor. Every second you have to wait for the screen to load is time wasted.

Make sure you run periodic speed tests on your download and upload speeds.

Right now I operate with 100 MB down and 9 MB up. I am going to move to 200 down and hopefully more than 9 up soon.


But don’t stop there. A big source of internet problems is caused by voltage fluctuations through the modem.

There is a simple solution to this complex problem.

Get a high quality, that means more rather than less expensive, universal power source (UPS). I purchased mine from Best Buy.

Protect your modem from voltage fluctuations and you will protect your precious internet speed!

Working as Adjunct From Home is Fantastic Over a Fast Internet Connection!

The biggest shock to my system was shifting my workload into a cyber learning community at the higher learning academic level. This meant that all of my actions in the system were suddenly monitored.

The most important metric for administrators is the level of interaction you have with your students.

The is measured by (1) speed and (2) length of communication. Speed of your response is more important for personal messages between you and your students.


The length of your response is more important on discussion board interactions. This doesn’t mean that you have to have lengthy responses to all discussion board posts.

But it does mean that the admins want to see lengthier responses to some student posts.

You will have to find your happy balance between speed and length of response in the different scenarios you will face as an online adjunct university instructor. Just being aware that you will need to do this puts you way ahead in the game!

Just Know that All Homework, Forums, and Student Messages Need 24 Hr Responses!

How well do you know the online univeristy adjunct teaching industry!

Quiz on Soft Aspects of Adjunct Teaching at Online Universities
5 questions

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About the Instructor
Dr. Scott Brown
3.9 Average rating
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Major State University Finance Professor, Investments Expert

"There is no one like you that I know of who is this transparent, that is what makes your service and education so valuable. Please keep on." -L.B. A Washington State Stock Investor

Dr. Scott Brown and “Intelligent Investing” — helping you get the most out of your hard earned investment capital.

As an investor, I have spent over 35 years reading anecdotal accounts of the greatest investors and traders in history. My net worth has grown dramatically by applying the distilled wisdom of past giants.

I have researched and tested what works in the world’s most challenging capital markets — and I teach you every trick I know in my Udemy courses!

>>>Learn from leading financial experts!

>>> How about discovering how I have tripled family member’s accounts in six years with simple stock picks?

>>> Want to master set and forget limit stop loss tactics for sound sleep?

>>> Does Forexinterest you?

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>>>Do you know the fastest rising highest dividend yielding common stock shares in the market today?

>>> High roller? How would you like to know how to dramatically lever your savings with deep-in-the-money call options?

Enrollin my Udemy courses — you can prosper from all of this — plus much, much more now!

(In the last six years we have exploded our net worth and are absolutely debt free, we live a semi-retired Caribbeanlifestyle in atriple gatedupscale planned community from a spacious low maintenance condo looking down on our tropical beach paradise below).

My Curriculum Vitae:

Investment Writing and Speaking:

I am an internationalspeaker oninvestments. In 2010 I gave a series of lectures onboard Brilliance of the Seas as a guest speaker on their Mediterranean cruise. Financial topics are normally forbidden for cruise speakers. But with me they make an exception because of my financial pedigree.

On day 6 the topic I discussed was “Free and Clear: Secrets of Safely Investing in Real Estate!“ The day 7 topic was “Investment Style and Category: How the Stock Market Really Works!” Then on day 8 I spoke about “The 20% Solution: How to Survive and Thrive Financially in any Market!” The final talk on day 11 was “Value Investing for Dummies: When Dumb Money is Smart!

Gina Verteouris is the Cruise Programs Administrator of the Brilliance of the Seas of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Regarding my on-board teachings she writes on June 19th, “You have really gone above and beyond expectations with your lectures and we have received many positive comments from our Guests.”

I sponsored and organized an investing conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2011 under my Wallet Doctor brand. This intimate conference was attended by 14 paying attendees.

As such many strides were made in financial education that week. For instance I met a woman who is a retired engineer from the Reno, Nevada area.

She made a fortune on deep in the money calls during the bull markets of the 90s.

This humble and retired engineer inspired me to look more seriously at deep in the money calls with far expiration. She also gave me an important clue regarding trading volume.

Her call option and volume insights have been confirmed in the Journal of Finance.

In 2012 I gave a workshop at the FreedomFest Global Financial Summit on stock investing at the Atlantis Bahamas Resort. I was also a panelist on a discussion of capital markets.

My course “How to Build a Million Dollar Portfolio from Scratch" at the Oxford Club is an international bestseller. In 2014 I co-authored “Tax Advantaged Wealth” with leading IRS expert Jack Cohen, CPA. This was the crown jewel of the Oxford Club Wealth Survival Summit.

I have been a regular speaker at the Investment U Conferences.

In 2012 I gave a workshop entitled “How to Increase Oxford Club Newsletter Returns by 10 Fold!” The conference was held at the Grand Del Mar Resort in San Diego, California. This resort destination is rated #1 on TripAdvisor.

In 2013 I spoke at the Oxford Club’s Investment U Conference in San Diego California. The talk was entitled “The Best Buy Signal in 103 Years!” Later in the summer I spoke at the Oxford Club Private Wealth Conference at the Ojai Valley Inn.

This was at the same time that Jimmy Kimmel married Molly McNearney in the posh California celebrity resort. It was fun to watch some of the celebrities who lingered.

I also operate a live weekly investment mentorship subscription service under the Bullet-Proof brand every Monday night by GoToWebinar.

Academic Research:

I am an associate professor of finance of the AACSB Accredited Graduate School of Business at the University of Puerto Rico. My research appears in some of the most prestigious academic journals in the field of investments including the Journal of Financial Research and Financial Management. This work is highly regarded on both Main Street and Wall Street. My research on investment newsletter returns was considered so important to investors that it was featured in the CFA Digest.

The Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)is the most prestigious practitioner credential in investments on Wall Street.

Prestigious finance professor Bill Christie of the Owen School of Business of Vanderbilt University and then editor of Financial Management felt that our study was valuable to financial society. We showed that the average investment newsletter is not worth the cost of subscription.

I am the lead researcher on the Puerto Rico Act 20 and 22 job impact study. This was signed between DDEC secretary Alberto Bacó and Chancellor Severino of the University of Puerto Rico.

(See Brown, S., Cao-Alvira, J. & Powers, E. (2013). Do Investment Newsletters Move Markets? Financial Management, Vol. XXXXII, (2), 315-338. And see Brown, S., Powers, E., & Koch, T. (2009). Slippage and the Choice of Market or Limit orders in Futures Trading. Journal of Financial Research, Vol. XXXII (3), 305-309)

Graduate Degrees:

I hold a Ph.D. in Finance from the AACSB Accredited Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina. My dissertation on futures market slippage was sponsored by The Chicago Board of Trade. Eric Powers, Tim Koch, and Glenn Harrison composed my dissertation committee. Professor Powers holds his Ph.D. in finance from the Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]. Eric is a leading researcher in corporate finance and is a thought leader in spin offs and carve outs.

Dr. Harrison is the C.V. Starr economics professor at the J. Mack Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University.

He holds his doctorate in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. Glenn is a thought leader in experimental economics and is the director of the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk.

Tim Koch is a professor of banking. Dr. Koch holds his Ph.D. in finance from Purdue University and is a major influence in the industry.

My dissertation proved that under normal conditions traders and investors are better off entering on market while protectingwith stop limit orders. The subsequent article was published in the prestigious Journal of Financial Research now domiciled at Texas Tech University — a leading research institution.

I earned a masters in international financial management from the Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Business. Thunderbird consistently ranks as the #1 international business school in the U.S. News & World Report, and BloombergBusinessWeek.

Academic Conferences:

I spoke at the 2010 annual conference of the International Association of Business and Economics (IABE) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The research presented facts regarding price changes as orders flow increases in the stock market by advisory services.

I spoke at the 2010 Financial Management Association [FMA] annual conference in New York on investment newsletters. The paper was later published in the prestigious journal “Financial Management.”

I presented an important study named “Do Investment Newsletters Move Markets?” at the XLVI Annual Meeting of the Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración (CLADEA) in 2011 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The year before that I presented my futures slippage research at a major renewable energy conference in Ubatuba, Brazil.

I spoke at the Clute International Conferences in 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The research dealt with the price impact of newsletter recommendations in the stock market.

I presented a working paper entitled “The Life Cycle of Make-whole Call Provisions” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southern Finance Association in Fajardo, Puerto Rico in session B.2 Debt Issues chaired by Professor LeRoy D. Brooks of John Carroll University. Luis Garcia-Feijoo of Florida Atlantic University was the discussant. I chaired the session entitled “Credit And Default Risk: Origins And Resolution.” Then I was the discussant for research entitled "NPL Resolution: Bank-Level Evidence From A Low Income Country" by finance professor Lucy Chernykh of Clemson University and Abu S Amin of Sacred Heart University and Mahmood Osman Imam of the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh.

That same year I presented the same study to the Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association in Chicago, Illinois. I did so in session 183 – Topics in Mergers and Acquisitions chaired by James Conover of the University of North Texas with Teresa Conover as discussant. I chaired session 075 – Financial Crisis: Bank Debt Issuance and Fund Allocation. Then I was the discussant for TARP Funds Distribution: Evidence from Bank Internal Capital Markets by Elisabeta Pana of Illinois Wesleyan University and Tarun Mukherjee of the University of New Orleans.

Academic Service:

I am a member of the MBA Curriculum Review Committee, the MBA Admissions Committee, The Doctoral Finance Admissions Committee, the Graduate School Personnel Committee, and the Doctoral Program Committee of the School of Business of the University of Puerto Rico.

Financial Journalism:

I am the editor of Momentum Investor Magazine. I co-founded the magazine with publisher Daniel Hall, J.D. We have published three issues so far. Momentum Investor Magazine allows me to interview very important people in the finance industry. I interview sub director Suarez of the DDEC responsible for the assignment of Puerto Rico act 20 and 22 licenses for corporate and portfolio tax reduction in the third edition. Then I interview renowned value investor Mohnish Prabia in the upcoming fourth edition — to be made available via Udemy. Valuable stock market information will be taught throughout.


In October of 2010 I arranged for the donation to The Graduate School of Business of the University of Puerto Rico of $67,248 worth of financial software to the department that has been used in different courses. This was graciously awarded by Gecko Software.

I have guided thousands of investors to superior returns. I very much look forward to mentoring you as to managing your investments to your optima! –Scott

Dr. Scott Brown, Associate Professor of Finance of the AACSB Accredited Graduate School of Business of the University of Puerto Rico.

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Daniel Hall is an author, speaker, consultant, coach, lawyer (JD from Texas Tech University), nurse (BSN from University of Texas at El Paso)and sometimes blogger. He is also the creator of the popular “Real Fast" training programs designed to help authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, trainers, Internet marketers and entrepreneurs effectively grow their businesses faster and profit more effortlessly.

Daniel's first product was the super-successful and very popular Speak on Cruise Ships program which is designed to help speakers trade their public speaking talents on luxury cruise ships worldwide. Now Daniel conducts special “self-selecting" auditions to help speakers determine whether the cruise speaker opportunity is right for them or not.

Daniel had learned so much about writing, publishing and marketing in the launching and growing of “Speak on Cruise Ships" as well as many other books that he began to develop other products based on his new skill sets. For example, his next super-successful product was Real Fast Book which teaches folks how to write, publish and profit from a book real fast. In fact, you can learn his number one secret for fast book writing free by clicking here.

Thereafter, he created a number of other products under the “Real Fast" brand including – Real Fast Book Marketing (with John Kremer), Real Fast Book Distribution (with Elaine Wilkes), Real Fast Affiliate Profits, Real Fast Webinars (with Tom Antion), Real Fast DVD (with Mike Stewart) and Real Fast Traffic Plan.

Along the way Daniel has kept a very active speaking schedule sharing the stage with folks like Brian Tracy, Mark Victor Hansen, Tom Antion, Barbara DeAngelis and many others at events all over the country. He has also continued to speak internationally as an enrichment speaker for Celebrity Cruise Lines “Beyond the Podium" program and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines enrichment program.