Professor Jeff A. Wiltzius earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a finance major and a minor in international business. His master’s degree is a Master of Arts in Applied Economics. In his master’s thesis, A Case Study of the Diamond Industry, Professor Wiltzius did an econometric study of the diamond industry: an industry he had worked in as an entrepreneur for the previous ten years. Mr. Wiltzius has also had careers and entrepreneurial endeavors in the financial services industry and the healthcare industry. Assistant Professor Wiltzius is currently certified by the District Board of Trusties of Indian River State College to teach Economics at the pre-baccalaureate level.