Maureen Burton received a BA from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1971, an MA from California State University, Fullerton, in 1979, and a Ph.D.from the University of California at Riverside in 1986. All were in economics. She taught at Chaffey College from 1984 to 1987 and at Cal Poly Pomona since 1987 where she is a full professor, has been Coordinator of the Graduate Program, and is currently chair of the Economics Department. In addition to other publications, she co-authored an introductory text Economics (Harper Collins, 1987) with S. Craig Justice. Her main areas of research include monetary theory and financial markets.