Richard Mei is Hargreaves Associate Professor of Forest Finance at the University of Georgia. He has co-authored 35 journal papers and over 60 presentations on timberland investments, forest products market, and decision-making under uncertainty. He is the founder of Floria Consulting LLC, serving the forest industry since 2009. He is on the editorial board of two leading forestry journals: Forest Science and Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Richard received his PhD from the University of Georgia, MS from Mississippi State University, and MS and BS from Beijing Forestry University. He passed CFA level I exam in June 2019.