Kerry Back holds the J. Howard Creekmore Chair in Finance at the Jones Graduate School. He moved to Rice in July, 2009. Prior to coming to Rice, he was on the faculties of Northwestern University, Indiana University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Texas A&M University. He was Senior Associate Dean and was named a University Distinguished Faculty Member at Washington University in St. Louis. At the Jones School, he teaches Investments to MBA and Ph.D. students.