MTSU faculty and staff representatives appeared on WGNS Radio recently to share information about the university’s efforts to teach financial literacy to students, its top-ranked insurance program and emphasis on teaching ethical leadership in business.
The details, which also included how some of these areas affected by the coronavirus outbreak, were shared during the March 16 “Action Line” program with host Bart Walker. The live program was broadcast on FM 100.5, 101.9 and AM 1450 from the WGNS studio in downtown Murfreesboro. If you missed it, you can listen to a podcast of the show here.
Guests and their topics included:
• Keith Gamble, chair of the Department of Economics and Finance in the Jones College of Business, and Anne Anderson, Weatherford Chair of Finance at MTSU, discussed the importance of financial literacy for students and how the university is teaching students this important life skill as well as leading them toward degrees in an increasingly important field.
Because of coronavirus precautions, the university had to postpone a presentation from special guest speaker Brandon Copeland, a New York Jets linebacker, University of Penn grad and strong advocate of financial literacy among younger generations. His visit was going to be part of the state’s Financial Literacy Week observance in early April but has been rescheduled for 2021.
• Dave Wood, holder of the Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance, discussed insurance program, which was ranked best in the nation among industry professionals, according to a survey by the global ratings agency A.M. Best.
MTSU’s No. 1 ranking was highlighted in an article for the A.M. Best Best’s Review magazine, which outlined how the Jones College of Business Risk Management and Insurance Program transitioned from a concentration to a full major four years ago when Wood came to the university as the new Martin Chair of Insurance. Read more here.
• Leigh Anne Clark, associate professor in the Department of Management in the Jones College of Business and the new Tolbert Fellow in Business Ethics, discussed the importance of ethical leadership in the business world.
The Jones College hosts an annual Ethical Leadership Week event, made possible by a generous contribution from Martha and Tom Boyd. In addition, Larry and Martha Tolbert recently made a contribution to support a Faculty Fellow in Business Ethics and Clark is the first person to serve in this role.
Students, faculty and staff who are interested in guesting on WGNS to promote their MTSU-related activities should contact Jimmy Hart, director of news and media relations, at 615-898-5131 or via email at email@example.com.