Dr. Robert Eyler is Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University, where he has been teaching since 1995. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1998. He earned a B.A. in Economics at CSU, Chico in 1992. Dr. Eyler also serves on the board of directors of Redwood Credit Union, a $9 billion nonprofit financial cooperative. Robert has been a visiting scholar at both the University of Bologna and Stanford University. His family have been sheep and cattle ranchers in Marin and Sonoma counties since 1910.