The Role of Professors in Improving Financial Literacy: Roundtable Session Highlights from the 2012 FMA Annual Meeting

7 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2013

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Kenneth M. Eades

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Jonathan Fox

Iowa State University

Arthur J. Keown

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business

Michael Staten

University of Arizona

Date Written: July 26, 2013

Abstract

This roundtable session was organized to answer the question:“What can I do as a finance professor to increase the personal financial capability of my students and others in my community?” The panelist for this roundtable were chosen as “best in class” examples of professors who have developed programs and curricula on their campuses that promote financial literacy by lifting the level of an individual’s financial acumen and decision making ability. Each panelist presents a unique and compelling model for enhancing the financial wellbeing of students on their campus. The success of these programs highlights the level of demand at universities for personal finance education, financial counseling, and financial wellbeing support on our campuses.

Keywords: Financial literacy, financial counseling, personal finance, financial planning, consumer finance

Suggested Citation

Eades, Kenneth M. and Fox, Jonathan and Keown, Arthur J. and Staten, Michael, The Role of Professors in Improving Financial Literacy: Roundtable Session Highlights from the 2012 FMA Annual Meeting (July 26, 2013). Darden Business School Working Paper No. 2298763, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2298763 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2298763

Kenneth M. Eades (Contact Author)

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Jonathan Fox

Iowa State University ( email )

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Arthur J. Keown

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business ( email )

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Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States
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540-231-3155 (Fax)

Michael Staten

University of Arizona ( email )

Department of History
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

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