Michael Conklin is the Powell Endowed Professor of Business Law at Angelo State University. He received his JD from Washburn School of Law, MBA from Oklahoma City University, Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Law from University of London, and Masters in Philosophy of Religion from Biola University. His research focus is diverse but frequently applies survey methodology and statistical analysis to areas previously only covered theoretically. He has published over 100 academic articles. He is an avid mountaineering enthusiast with successful summits of the 100 highest mountains in Colorado and the world’s highest volcano in South America.