Brett Myers is an assistant professor of finance at Texas Tech University and joined the finance faculty in 2010. Dr. Myers' research focuses on the ways in which non-financial stakeholders affect a firm's capital structure, the intersection of politics and finance, mutual fund performance and fixed income. Dr. Myers received his Ph.D. in finance from UCLA in 2007, after which he worked as a senior researcher and analytics manager for Research Affiliates, LLC, and was a visiting professor at Purdue University for two years. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, he worked at Baker Process, Cimetrix, DaimlerChrysler, Intel Corp. and the United States Army Reserve. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University.