Lamont Black

Professor Lamont Black is a recognized expert on cryptocurrency and blockchain who is a regularly invited speaker for conferences, board strategy sessions, corporate training, and the media. His teaching on cryptocurrency at DePaul University, which covers the technology and use cases, has been featured in the Chicago Tribune. In his graduate course on blockchain, he works with business and computer science students to build real-world blockchain applications. Dr. Black also teaches courses on data analytics, banking, and financial markets. He is the Academic Director of the Keeley Center for Financial Services at DePaul University.

Prior to joining DePaul, Professor Black was an economist at the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C., where he focused on bank regulation. He served at the Board of Governors from 2005 to 2013, primarily under Chairman Ben Bernanke during the financial crisis. His publications include articles in Review of Financial Studies and other leading academic journals. Dr. Black received a PhD in Finance as well as Economics from Indiana University and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. His personal website has additional information about his speaking, teaching, and research.