Blog by graduate student Janice Pearce
Len Rhodes is Director of Institutional Research and a Teaching Instructor in the Department of Finance at East Carolina University.
Len is a graduate of East Carolina University with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting and Master of Business Administration degrees. He spent 14 years in small business and entrepreneurship in eastern North Carolina. Len joined East Carolina University in 2000 as a lecturer. In 2004 he accepted the position of Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and in 2009 joined the Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Research.
Len has a passion for ECU and its students. He is committed to improving their lives by helping them make sound personal financial decisions. Anja Hartung, a graduate of ECU’s College of Business MBA program and graduate assistant for Professor Rhodes, can personally attest to his dedication. She comments, “I enjoyed working f or Len Rhodes. As employer, he challenged me with many projects that improved my skills and brought out the best work ethic in me. As a mentor, he helped advise and guide me in the right direction in school and work. I thoroughly enjoyed working as a Graduate Assistant for Len in the College of Business Graduate Office.”
Len has coauthored textbooks, popular press books, and articles on personal finance. He was instrumental in developing a national certification in personal finance for educators and he is a member of the Personal Financial Education Advisory Board for the Inceptia Institute and he is on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Council for Economic Education.
The talent of the educators, like Professor Rhodes, at East Carolina’s College of Business is boundless. We encourage you to learn more about those who are shaping our future business leaders on the ECU Faculty and Staff Page!