Janet C. Bechman
Extension specialist, family resource management
Has expertise in personal and family budgeting. Has special interest in credit and women's financial knowledge and decision making. Also interested in long-term care financing. An accredited financial counselor.
Sharon A. Devaney
Assistant professor, consumer science and retailing
Expert in financial management over the life course and economic security in retirement. Researches retirement planning, financing long-term health care and financial well-being of the elderly. An accredited financial counselor.
Assistant professor, management
Is a certified public accountant. Teaches seminars and courses on federal income taxes, accounting and personal finance. Has won several teaching awards and is past president of the Indiana CPA Society. Consults with individuals and small
businesses on accounting and taxation issues.
Debra A. Street
Assistant professor, sociology
Is an expert on health insurance, pension policy issues, Social Security and Medicare. Can also comment on the "politics of aging" and age-based interest groups such as the American Association of Retired Persons.
Has published numerous articles on consumer credit, risk management, bankruptcy and personal financial planning. Served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1991-1996. A 1994 recipient of Purdue's R.B. and Mary Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award and the 1998 Salgo Noren Teaching Award.
Flora L. Williams
Associate professor, consumer sciences and retailing
Has written three textbooks and more than 100 articles in the areas of family and consumer economics and family financial management. Is an expert in financial crisis intervention. Is part of a regional committee investigating the transition from welfare to the work force. Serves as an expert witness in court cases involving economic value of family services.
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