129 Stuckey Building UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223
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FHCE 4210 Retirement Planning
FHCE 5250 Comprehensive Financial Planning
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Family and Consumer Economics||Purdue University||2006|
|M.S.||Agricultural Economics||Purdue University||2003|
I am very interested in the impact of mobile finance (transfers as well as payments) particularly mobile money through non-bank providers in African countries. This is mostly from the point of view of consumer empowerment in using mobile technology for financial access and transactions. My research interests also include financial knowledge and its impact, and also interrelationships between indicators of financial vulnerability, health-related decisions, and health status and how they vary across socioeconomic groups.
My current research projects are:
1) socioeconomic factors and attitudes in mobile money adoption and use in African countries.
2) socioeconomic disparities in the relationship between mental health and financial conditions.
3) student loan burden and financial well-being.
FHCE 3200 Introduction to Personal Finance (online)
FHCE 4200 Wealth Management I
FHCE 4210 Retirement Planning
FHCE 5250 Comprehensive Financial Planning (capstone)
FHCE 8000 Research Methods I
Peer financial counseling program (Griffin campus)
|Organization / Department||Title||Years of Service|
|Virginia Tech||Assistant Professor||2006-10|
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor Award||College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA||2015|
|Sarah H. Moss Fellowship||Center for Teaching and Learning, UGA||2014|
|Sarah H. Moss Fellowship||Center for Teaching and Learning, UGA||2012|
|Dissertation Award||Western Family Economics Association||2007|
|American Council on Consumer Interests||Board member||2015-17||Membership Committee chair|
|Georgia Association of Family & Consumer Sciences||Board member||2015-17||Co-Chair Resource Development (Funding-raising)|
Dr. Sophia T. Anong is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. at Purdue University. She has a 50:50 teaching and research appointment. Her research interests include mobile finance in African countries and the intersection between health status and personal finance.
She has published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, Family and Consumer Science Research Journal, the International Journal of Consumer Studies, the International Journal of Home Economics, the Handbook of Consumer Finance Research, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Compensation and Working Conditions now Monthly Labor Review. Her collaborators include graduate and undergraduate researchers who are mentored to collect primary data or analyze large complex national datasets such as the Survey of Consumer Finances, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, or the National Health Interview Study.
She has presented at several national and international meetings and has been a Board member for the American Council on Consumer Interests and Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences as well as an active member of several associations including the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences and the International Federation for Home Economics.