A native of Cleveland, OH, Dr. Stokes has lived in Anchorage, AK for 30 years. Professionally, he has been a self-employed Financial Consultant for several years. Dr. Stokes has taught business and finance at the undergraduate, and graduate level, and mentored doctoral students for over twenty years. Dr. Stokes earned his Bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Alaska, an MBA from Alaska Pacific University, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with a specialization in finance from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He has also earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation.