Michael S. Finke

Michael S. Finke

Texas Tech University

E-mail: michael.s.finke@ttu.edu


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.

Academic Advisor

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

Anderson Scholar

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)

Computer Skills

SAS on mainframe

Lotus 123 and Quattro Pro

Word Perfect, Word, and Amipro

Academic Experience

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.