Michael J. Clark received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Currently he is in his 7th year as a professor at Hillsdale College where he specializes in communicating the core messages of economics. At Hillsdale Michael has been awarded the Wallace and Marion Reemelin Chair in Free Market Education and has twice been selected as a finalist for the college wide professor of the year. Michael has spoken at events for the Foundation for Economic Education, Charles Koch Institute, Institute for Humane Studies, and the Center for Teaching Excellence to name a few. Before coming to Hillsdale he taught at the University of Baltimore where he earned a school of business top teacher award in 2009. He has a deep appreciation for the mainline of economics running from Adam Smith to Vernon Smith and loves to share those ideas with students of all ages.