Center for Economic Education - Arkansas State University
After many years of endeavoring to establish Arkansas’ third Center for Economic Education, the wait was over. In October 1986, Mike Wilson of The R. E. Lee Wilson Family Trust, made a generous pledge toward an endowment for the Center for Economic Education at ASU. Dr. Larry Dale was appointed center director in 1986 and remained so until his retirement in 2008. The impact of the ASU Center under the leadership of Dr. Dale and his immediate successor, Dr. Gary Latanich who served until his retirement in 2015, and now under its current director, Dr. Philip Tew, has been and is far-reaching and critical for northeastern Arkansas.
The Center is under the direction of Dr. Philip Tew and serves 21 counties in Northeast Arkansas.
Philip Tew, PhD / JD, Director
Center for Economic Education & Financial Literacy
Room 331 College of Business
Arkansas State University
P. O. Box 239
State University, AR 72467
The A-State Center area consists of the following 21 counties: Clay, Cleburne, Crittenden, Craighead, Cross, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Poinsett, Randolph, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, White and Woodruff.
In February 2019, Kelly Damphousse led students at Valley View Elementary School in Jonesboro in a "Dream Big Read" financial education experience. This event was part of a week-long "America Saves" celebration organized by Economics Arkansas in collaboration with children's literature character and financial literacy champion, Sammy Rabbit.