Scott E. Hein recently retired from his role as the E.W. Williams Centennial Bank Chair in Finance at Texas Tech University. He also served as the faculty director of the Texas Tech School of Banking, a position he has held for the most part since 1987. Hein is also a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at SMU, as well as a director on the board of FinPro, Inc.

Scott’s research interests are broad in nature, including banking matters, monetary policy issues, and financial market efficiency. He has long been a friend and supporter of the community banking business model, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, as well as an advocate of a tiered regulatory system.

Before coming to Texas Tech University in 1983, Scott was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Scott has also served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Scott is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He is married (soon to be 52 years), and has two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

On a more personal note, Scott was diagnosed in 2006 with stage four Melanoma cancer. Through the grace of God, wonderful support from friends, family and caregivers he is still a “cancer survivor.”