Tinni Sen is professor of economics in the department of economics and business at Virginia Military Institute. She holds the Alexander P. Morrison 1939 professorship. Professor Sen received the Thomas Jefferson Teaching award, as well as the VMI Distinguished Teaching Award. She has published two books and several articles, is faculty advisor to VMI's Promaji club for Cadets of Color and is the recipient of the James G. Leyburn ODK Award for exemplary service to her community. Dr. Sen received a Ph.D. from The University of Mississippi, an M.Sc. from The University of Kolkata, India, and a B.Sc. in Economics from Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata.