College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Extension and Outreach, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Senior Public Service Associate and Extension Financial Management Specialist
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|M.S.||Family Studies||University of Kentucky||1990|
|B.S.||Family Studies||University of Kentucky||1987|
Evaluates the effectiveness of financial education programs on program participants.
Prior Professional Positions
|Organization||Title||Years of Service|
|USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service||National Program Leader||1997-1998|
|Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program||Family Financial Education Specialist||1990-1997|
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Mary Ellen Edmondson Educator of the Year||Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education||2011|
|Walter B. Hill Public Service and Outreach Award||University of Georgia||2009|
|Outstanding Support by a Family & Consumer Sciences Professional||Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents||2008|
|Distinguished Fellow||Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education||2003|
|Eastern Family Economics & Resource Management Association||Executive Director||2008-2012||Administrative/Leadership|
|Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education||President||2000||Leadership|
Develops financial literacy programs for youth and low-income audiences, particularly the working poor and provides leadership to UGA Extension's initiative to support home-based business.
Areas of Expertise
Financial literacy for youth; financial capability for limited resource audiences; time management; starting a home-based business; family and consumer sciences education
Koonce, J., Mimura, Y., Mauldin, T., Rupured, M. & Jordan, J. (2008). Financial information: Is it related to savings and investing knowledge and financial behavior of teenagers? Financial Counseling and Planning, 19, 2, 19-28.
Linnenbrink, M., Koonce, J., Mauldin, T., Rupured, M. & Schlanger, K. (2008). The Earned Income Tax Credit: Experiences from and implications of the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program in Georgia. Journal of Extension, 46, 1.
Faulk, K., Melton, M., Rupured, M., Koonce, J., & Dotson, R. (2012). Georgia CA$H—Georgia Continuous Automatic Survey Helper. Proceedings of the Eastern Family Economics & Resource Management Association.
Broddie, K., Kunovskaya, I., & Rupured, M (2012). Life after bankruptcy: How bankruptcy applicants benefit from financial literacy programs. Proceedings of the Eastern Family Economics & Resource Management Association.
Miller, M., Peavy, K., Hubbard, R., & Rupured, M. (2012). Your Money Your Future: Financial literacy for middle school youth. Proceedings of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.
Kunovskaya, I. & Rupured, M. (2011). The impact of a financial literacy curriculum on middle-school youth in Georgia. Proceedings of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.