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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

July 7, 2009

Dr. Jason White featured in 'BusinessWeek' feature on retirement

Dr. Jason White

Dr. Jason White

Dr. Jason White, assistant professor of economics in Northwest's Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, is featured in the July 13 online edition of "BusinessWeek" magazine.

The article, which contains a brief description of White's professional activities and a summary of his personal retirement strategy, is titled "Rethinking Retirement" and appears as a sidebar to the magazine's print and online cover story, "Can You Afford to Retire?"

White's retirement profile appears with those of 13 other interviewees drawn from various backgrounds in business, finance and academia.

To access "Rethinking Retirement" online, go to:

Reach the section profiling White by clicking on his image in the middle of the second row of illustrated portraits of those interviewed for the story.


The main story, "Can You Afford to Retire," is available at:

White, who joined the Northwest faculty in 1977, teaches general economics. He also serves as sponsor for the campus chapter of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and as co-sponsor of the Financial Management Association.

A former Bearcat cross country and track athlete, White received a bachelor's degree in finance from Northwest in 1991 before earning his MBA with a business management concentration from Rockhurst University in 1994.

Known for weaving real-world examples from his own business career into classroom lectures, White, in addition to teaching, works as director of investments at the Family Investment Center, a money management firm in St. Joseph.

Founded in 1929 and published by The McGraw-Hill Companies, "BusinessWeek" claims more than 5.6 million readers in 140 countries. Local language editions are published in Chinese, Russian, Bahasa Indonesian, Polish, Turkish and Arabic. The global BusinessWeek organization also includes "BusinessWeek Online" and the "BusinessWeek Weekend" television program.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468