Neal is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Sean Cleary. His research focus is in sustainable finance. More specifically, he examines how global climate change impacts financial outcomes for businesses, governments, and society at large. Neal has taught 2 courses of Introduction to Finance (Comm 221/621) and has served on a variety of boards throughout his academic career. His contributions to his academic programs as well as to the field have been recognized through several awards.