Jackie Horrall, PhD, is an associate professor of economics and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Her research focuses on telecommunications development in Africa and the role of infrastructure. More recently, her research has broadened to include developments in all utility sectors (telecom, water, energy, transportation) in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Currently, Dr. Horrall is exploring the role of international organizations in promoting, developing, and growing infrastructure as well as studying regional/global utility suppliers associations. She examined the role and nature of international utility regulatory agencies in her most recent publication. Her work with the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida allows her to participate in international training and research in utility regulation and infrastructure developments in telecommunications, energy, and water. Her administrative experience includes one year of service as special assistant to the campus president.