Michael S. Finke
Texas Tech University
The Ohio State University, Columbus OH
Ph.D., 1998, Family Resource Management
Advisor: Jonathan Fox.
Minor: Agricultural Economics
Consumer demand and food consumption policy
M.S. Family Resource Management (Completed Dec., 1996)
Personal Finance and Consumption
B.S. Economics, with honors (Completed August, 1993)
Econometrics and Mathematics
B.A. English, with honors (Completed August, 1993)
1998-1999: Temporary Assistant Professor, Syracuse University.
September 1996 – present
Department of Consumer and Textile Sciences
Assistant Program Coordinator
Mortgage Counseling Program
June 1996 – August 1996
Graduate Teaching Associate
September 1995 — June 1996
September 1993 – August 1995
Department of Agricultural Economics
Finke, M., Chern, W., and Fox, J. (Forthcoming) “Food Prices and the Urban Poor: Issues in Measurement.” Advancing the Consumer Interest
Finke, M. & Chen, P. (1996) “Families with a negative net worth: Choice or circumstance.” Proceedings of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, 1-16.
Chen, P. & Finke, M. S. (1996) “Negative net worth and the life cycle hypothesis.” Financial Counseling and Planning, 7, 87-96.
Finke, M., Tweeten, L., and Chern, W. (1996) “Economic Impact of Proper Diets on Farm and Marketing Resources.” Agribusiness, Vol. 12 (3), 201-207.
Finke, M., Tweeten, L., and Chern, W. (1996) “Using Markets to Induce Better Diets.” Presented at the 1996 American Agricultural Economics Association meeting, San Antonio Texas, July 1996.
Finke, M., Ismail, M., Chen, P., Jayathirtha, C., Wang, H., Park, S. & Hanna, S. (1995) “How much should consumers be willing to pay for information about quality and price? Implications for cyberspace.” Family Economics and Resource Management Biennial, 1, 21-22.
Finke, M., Tweeten, L., and Chern, W. (1995) “How Will New Food Recommendations Affect Agriculture.” Presented at the 1995 American Agricultural Economics Association meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, August 1995.
American Council on Consumer Interests
Academy of Financial Services
American Economics Association
Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education
Reviewer, Financial Counseling and Planning, 1996.
Session Moderator, ACCI Meeting, 1995.
College Representative, Council of Graduate Students, 1994-1995.
Staff and editorial writer, The Lantern, 1992.
Gamma Sigma Alpha Agricultural Honorary (1993-1994)
University Crew Team (1992-1993)
SAS on mainframe
Lotus 123 and Quattro Pro
Word Perfect, Word, and Amipro
Presented lectures in personal finance and consumer policy
Served as undergraduate advisor for students in Consumer Affairs and Family Financial Management. Trained and coordinated student volunteers in a program to provide mortgage counseling to low-income households.