Rita Green, an experienced consumer economics professor, has been named the new family financial management specialist for the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Green most recently has served as an assistant professor of human development and family studies with an emphasis in consumer economics in the MSU School of Human Sciences. She has also been an Extension area agent in family resource management in the Northwest Extension District.
An Extension employee since 2008, Green is a NeighborWorks certified housing counselor and serves on the Federal Reserve’s Community Development Advisory Council for the Eighth District. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and an MBA from the University of Memphis. She received her doctorate in adult education from the University of Memphis in 2012.
Green fills a vacancy left by the recent retirement of Bobbie Shaffett, who served as the family financial management specialist since 2004.