Current Research & Grants

View my research on my SSRN Author page: http://ssrn.com/author=2388293

Current as of April, 2017

RESEARCH

 

Interests: Financial Education & Socialization (K-12), Financial Decision Making, Consumer Decision Making, Program Evaluation, Student Debt, & Under-annuitization.   

 

Positions:

            Graduate Internship – Program Assistant

            Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Washington, DC

            Division of Consumer Education & Engagement

            Office of Financial Education

            Director(s): Irene Skricki & Leslie Jones                                                        2017

           

Fellowships:

Graduate Research Fellow

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), Denver, CO

            Director: Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D.                                                                    2015-Present  

 

Articles:                                                                                                                                              

Hensley, B. J., Jurgenson, J. B., & Ferris, L. A. Combining Adult Education and Professional Development Best Practice to Improve Financial Education Teacher Training. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. (In-press)

 

Guillemette, M. A., & Jurgenson, J. B. The Impact of Financial Advice Certification on Investment Choices. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. (In-press)

 

Jurgenson, J. B., & Bartholomae, S. Who Remembers and Benefits from Student Loan Entrance Counseling? A Multilevel Analysis. (Utilizes the Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness, In Progress)

 

Guillemette, M. A., Jurgenson, J. B., & Sharpe, D. L. The Impact of Framing on the Stated Demand for Longevity Annuities. (In Progress)

           

Hensley, B. J., & Jurgenson, J. B. The Impact of Teacher Professional Development on High School Learner Outcomes. (In Progress)

 

Jurgenson, J. B., & Guillemette, M. A. Mental Accounting and Investment Selection. (In Progress)

 

Other Funded Research:

Fox, J. J., Bartholomae, S., & Jurgenson, J. B. The Impact of the Smart Steps Program on Ex-Offender’s Financial Behavior: An Evaluation for United Way of Central Iowa and FINRA. (In Progress)

 

Research Contributions:

            Quittman, L. M., Shockey, S. S., & Jurgenson, J. B. (2015, February). Hands-On Learning to Build Financial Habits: Research and Resources on Child Savings. Available on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) website at https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/financial-education/SiteAssets/Pages/commission-index/3-02-2015%20DRAFT%20Research%20and%20Resources.pdf 

 

GRANT INVOLVEMENT

           

As non-PI member of grant proposal team:

            Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

            Department of Human Development & Family Studies

            Jump$tart Financial Foundation for Educators (J$FFE)

            Initiative: Evaluating Student Outcomes ($150,000) (Not Funded)               2017

 

            Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

            Department of Human Development & Family Studies

            Student Outcomes Following FutureSmart® Programming:

            Implementation Factors Influence on Short-Term and Long-

            Term Financial Literacy Learning ($885,549) (Not Funded)                        2017

 

As sole grant applicant:

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS)

Professional Advancement Grant

AFCPE Annual Research Symposium

“Prepped for Success: A Study of Teacher Training, Financial Literacy,

& Classroom Outcomes.” (Funded)                                                               2016

 

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Office of Graduate Studies

Professional Presentation Travel Grant

American Council on Consumer Interests Annual Conference

            “Designation and Fiduciary Standard Improve Investment

            Decisions” (Funded)                                                                                       2015

 

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

            Educational Technology at the University of Missouri

            Teaching with Technology Innovation Fund Grant (Funded)                       2015

 

As post hoc Graduate Research Associate:

            University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

            College of Human Environmental Sciences

            Margaret W. Mangel Research Catalyst Fund Grant

 

            “Resolving the Under-annuitization Problem”                                                2015

Jesse Jurgenson