Ken Peterson is the John D. Hollingsworth, Jr., professor of economics and chair of the Economoics Department at Furman. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his bachelor of science in economics from Iowa State University. His research examines the extent to which property values are affected by environmental and neighborhood traits, the causes and consequences of varying social capital levels within neighborhoods, and the changing income distribution within the United States. A graduate of Leaderhip Greenville Class XXI, he resides in Greenville with his wife, Chirinjev, and their two children.