Kent W. Colton is the President of the Colton Housing Group, LLC. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and has more than 35 years of experience as a housing scholar and expert in the field of mortgage finance and housing policy. He was a White House Fellow, a member of the Millennial Housing Commission, and staff director of the President's Commission on Housing under President Reagan. Dr. Colton previously was a professor of public management and finance at Brigham Young University's Graduate School of Management, and Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning. A graduate of Utah State University, he received an MPA from Syracuse University and a PhD in Urban Studies from MIT. He has written or edited six books and numerous articles on housing finance, the secondary mortgage market, housing policy, and a range of management issues, and is the author of Housing in the Twenty-First Century: Achieving Common Ground.