P.O. Box 3447
Little Rock, AR 72203

Bessie B. Moore Center For Economic Education

The center was established with a grant from Phillips Petroleum Company in August 1978 and dedicated in May 1979. The center was named for Economics Arkansas' first executive director, Dr. Bessie B. Moore. Bessie shared these remarks during the dedication of the Moore Center: “University centers on economic education have an important place in the scheme of things to come and this particular center can be a force in our goal of eliminating economic illiteracy.”

The Bessie B. Moore Center is currently administered by the College of Education and Health Professions and serves 16 counties in Northwest Arkansas.


Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education

Willard J. Walker Hall 540

Fayetteville, AR 72701 


The UAF Center area consists of the following 16 counties: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope, Searcy, Sebastian, Van Buren and Washington.


Remembering the late Dr. Tom McKinnon

Revered as a giant among economic educators nationwide, Dr. Tom McKinnon was the founding director of the Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education. He died in August 2018. He is remembered in this tribute

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