Matanuska-Susitna College Business Professor Holly Bell was published in The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Feb. 8. Her article “Regulator, Go Slow on Reining in High-Speed Trading” provided insight into high-speed algorithmic trading. Professor Bell has been teaching business classes at the college for five years. In addition, she has recently been published in The Journal of Investing (September 2012), where she authored “Velocity of Information in Efficient Financial Markets: A Theory of Market Value Change,” and The Chronicle of Higher Education (October 2012), where she wrote “Online Learning, Only Better.” Her research and insights into business and educational issues are increasingly recognized on an international level.
Mat-Su College Director Talis Colberg notes how unusual it is for a professor in a remote state like Alaska to be recognized as an authoritative financial commentator on a national, even international, scale: “For Professor Bell to be approached by The Wall Street Journal as a contributor to the world’s leading financial publication is a remarkable accomplishment on her part. Professor Bell’s recognition is even more amazing given the reality that our campus is not even designated as a research campus. She has done this in her spare time. This is the third time in less than a year where a national publication has selected her work for dissemination under a respected banner. It is an honor to be associated with her.”