Professor Cleeton joined Illinois State University having served as Associate Provost and Economics Department Chair at Oberlin College; Dean of Social Sciences and Business at Christopher Newport University; and in a visiting faculty position at Ohio State University. His research appears in the American Economic Review, Public Finance Quarterly, Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, Health Care Financing Review, and the Southern Economic Journal. He is coauthor (with Nobel Laureate Robert C. Merton and Zvi Bodie) of the textbook Financial Economics. He was selected as a Fulbright Chair of EU-US Relations at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and recognized as a Fellow of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network affiliated with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He holds affiliated faculty appointments with the Economics Department and the EU Center of Excellence at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and the Center for European Studies at Maastricht University in The Netherlands.