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Along with being a prolific book author, Dr. William Staats has published more than 55 articles in banking and finance, and he is very active on the speaking circuit, making presentations throughout the nation. He has done extensive work as an expert witness in banking cases in several states. Dr. William F. Staats is a member of the faculty at the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. He is also a member of the faculty of the LSU Executive Program, and he serves on the faculty of several state banking schools as well as the American Bankers Association Graduate School of Compliance Management. Dr. Staats is a director of the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, a $9.1 billion agricultural lending network. In addition, Dr. Staats is Chairman of the Board of SevenOaks Capital Associates, LLC, a factoring company serving the trucking industry nationwide. He also is on the Board of Money Management International, a non-profit organization providing personal credit and financial counseling and education from more than 100 offices across the nation as well as via telephone and the internet. Dr. Staats was founder of New Braunfels National Bank in New Braunfels, Texas, and served as vice chairman of the board of directors. Dr. Staats also was named by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to the board of the nation’s first bridge bank. He was an original director of Staats, Falkenberg & Partners, an Austin-based advertising and public relations company. For 30 years, Dr. Staats held the position of The Hermann Moyse, Jr., Distinguished Professor and Louisiana Bankers Association Chair of Banking at Louisiana State University. Also, he served as Director of the Bankers School for Supervisory Training and Director of the Louisiana School of Banking. Before joining the faculty at LSU, Dr. Staats was vice president and corporate secretary of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He has been a member of the faculty at Rice University and at The University of Texas where he received his doctorate degree. His undergraduate degree is from Texas Lutheran University. TOPICS [+]