The Focus welcomes Dr. Harold Black

By Steve Hunley, Publisher

The Knoxville Focus is very proud to welcome Dr. Harold Black as a new columnist.

Dr. Black is a distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.  Dr. Black has published in numerous highly respected financial publications such as the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, American Economic Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, the Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Financial Research, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Dr. Black is a noted lecturer as well as a consultant to leading financial institutions and has served as a Director and Chairman of the Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Harold Black has also been recognized over the years for many of his notable achievements, which includes the Department of Treasury’s Special Achievement Award, the National Urban League’s Outstanding Service Award, the Distinguish Alumnus Award from the University of Georgia’s College of Business Administration, and the 2001 John B. Ross Teaching Award for excellence in teaching, among others.

Dr. Black maintains his own blog at

As publisher of The Knoxville Focus, I believe our paper is very fortunate to have some of the best columnists anywhere in the country and I am very proud to welcome Dr. Harold Black to that stellar lineup.  I know every member of The Focus family joins me in welcoming Dr. Black to our paper and I am certain, you, the readers will thoroughly enjoy Dr. Black’s monthly columns.

Dr. Black begins his series of monthly columns in this week’s Focus.