My name is Jesse B. Jurgenson, Ph.D., AFC®, and I am currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Consumer Sciences at the University of Alabama. A critical part of my mission is to conduct independent, innovative, and applied research on family financial management and financial health topics. My goal is to create knowledge which informs educational programs and outreach on issues related to personal finance, financial planning, consumer science, public policy, community development, social work, family health, and poverty.
I am a proud graduate of the doctoral program in Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University and additionally hold an M.S. degree in Personal Financial Planning and a Graduate Minor in College Teaching from the University of Missouri - Columbia. I have served as the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) Graduate Research Fellow and Graduate Intern with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office of Financial Education (Washington, D.C.).
I am an experienced and passionate college educator who believes in the power of effective, purposeful, and enjoyable teaching to a diverse student population. I regard responsible and impactful research as a cornerstone of my current and future academic career.
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