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Dr. Kelly Rush

Professor of Finance, Department Chair and Financial Planning Program Coordinator


Jetter School of Professional Studies


Professional Experience:

  • Certified Financial Planner
  • GPS Site Coordinator, Gahanna Site
  • GPS Recruiter

Professional Organizations:

  • Christian Business Faculty Association
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Kingdom Advisors

Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient of the Larry Burkett Award at the 2020 Kingdom Advisors Conference February 19-21 in
    Orlando, FL

Published Works & Presentations:

  • “Introducing the Topic ‘Supermarketization in Developing Economies’ in International Business
    Classrooms: The Case of Wal-Mart and Bharti” Journal of International Business Education, vol. 6, 2011
  • “Loan Performance in Cleveland, Ohio’s Subprime Mortgage Market: An Examination of Mortgage Outcome in Loans Originated for Different Purposes,”
    Dissertation Showcase, Christian Business Faculty Association 2013 Conference, October 2013.
  • “Risk Analysis Portfolios: Engaging Industry Practitioners with Motivated Students,” Christian Business Faculty Association 2014 Conference, October 2014.
  • “Not all prepayment penalties are created equal,” Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 19, 27-54, March 2015.
  • “A Biblical Perspective on Inheritance.” Estate Planning & Professional Conduct Seminar, November 2016.



  • DBA  Anderson University, Ashland, Ohio
  • MBA in Finance Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
  • B.A. in Business Administration & Sociology, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio

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