Daad Rizk is the Penn State Financial Literacy Center Director. She is a Georgia Southern University Alumni, has a BA in Economics and Business Administration, MBA in Business, and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum Studies and Foundations. She has over 25 years of higher education experience in financial aid, student accounts and bursar. in 2013, Rizk was hired to promote financial literacy at Penn State. She launched MoneyCounts: A Financial Literacy Series as a Penn State branded umbrella program that was developed at Outreach and Online Education to offer free workshops at different locations, presentations, webinars, and freshmen seminar classes in a series of topics relevant to students’ interests. Rizk developed the curriculum for the series, planned the presentations, and delivered the sessions. Rizk serves as the Chair on the Financial Literacy Advisory Board, a co-chair elect (7/17) of the Penn State Commission for Women, an affiliate member of the Commission for Adult Learners, and a member of the Undergraduate Education Council. Rizk was honored with the 2016 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for her effort in promoting financial literacy. Rizk was also the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE), Educator of the Year Award from the Institute for Financial Literacy.
Brad Yeckley is the Penn State Financial Literacy Center Assistant Director. He is a Penn State Alumni, and has a BS in Health and Human Development, MBA in corporate finance, and is a third year PhD candidate in Workforce Education, HRD/OD option. Brad has professional experience in personal and business investment planning as a licensed investment adviser. He is a member of the 2015 class of Penn State Emerging Leaders, serves on the Financial Literacy Advisory Board, and is also a member of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity staff committee.
Yong Ju Jung is the Penn State Financial Literacy Center Graduate Assistant. She is a Ph.D candidate in Learning, Design and Technology program at Penn State. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Department of Education and master’s in Educational Technology, Korea University, Seoul. Her research interests include interest-driven learning, informal learning, collaborative learning with using diverse technological tools.
Arroyo Blake is the Penn State Financial Literacy Center Administrative Assistant. She joined the team in July 2017.