Roger E. Meiners is the Goolsby Distinguished Professor of economics and law at the University of Texas at Arlington. His economics degrees are from Washington State University, the University of Arizona, and Virginia Tech; his law degree is from the University of Miami. Meiners has also been a faculty member at Texas A&M University, Emory University, and Clemson University, and was a regional director for the Federal Trade Commission. His research focuses on common law and market solutions to environmental issues and on the economics of higher education. Meiners has published numerous books, including Taking the Environment Seriously (with Bruce Yandle), Government v. the Environment (with Don Leal), and Faulty Towers (with Ryan Amacher), and in various popular and scholarly economics and law journals.