Madhavi Venkatesan is presently a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Bridgewater State University. Prior to her recent return to academics she was employed as a senior investor relations officer and in this capacity represented three Fortune 250 insurers. Along with her financial reporting and corporate strategy responsibilities, she was instrumental in the development of socially responsible investor programs and corporate social responsibility reporting. She has a PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University and was a Mellon post-doctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.