Amanda Christensen

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Extension Associate Professor / Finance / Morgan County Director


Amanda Christensen

Contact Information

Office Hours: M-TH; 7AM-6PM. Closed Friday’s
Office Location: Morgan County Extension
Phone: (801) 829-3472
Email: amanda.christensen@usu.edu
Website: https://www.utahmoneymoms.com

Educational Background

MS, Consumer Science/Family, Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, 2010
Financial Management Practices and Conflict Management Styles of Couples in Great Marriages
BS, Family Finance/Family, Consumer and Human Development, Utah State University, 2008
Accredited Financial Counselor, AFCPE, 2019
Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Behavioral Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Missouri Department of Mental Health, 2019
Prepare, Enrich, Inspire Curriculum, The Dibble Institute, 2015

Biography

Amanda H. Christensen is an Extension Associate Professor and County Director in Morgan County, Utah. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor and personal finance expert providing educational resources in personal and family financial management. She directs the Morgan County 4-H program and provides leadership to all USU Extension-sponsored programs in Morgan County.

Teaching Interests

Couples and Money, Money Habits and Attitudes, Financial Decision Making, Children and Money

Research Interests

Couples and Money, Money Habitudes, Virtual Extension Education, Social Media Extension Education

Awards

Communications Internet Education Technology Award, 2016

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Communications Internet Education Technology Award, 2016

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Distinguished Team Award, 2016

Epsilon Sigma Phi IOTA Chapter

1st Place National Team-Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award , 2015

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

1st Place Western Region Team-Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award , 2015

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

2nd Place Western Region Team-Program Excellence through Research Award , 2015

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

1st Place National Team-Search for Excellence in Teen Programming Award, 2015

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

1st Place Western Regional Team-Search for Excellence in Teen Programming Award, 2015

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Dean Don Felker Financial Management Team Award, 2015

Utah Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Marketing and Public Relations Team Award, 2015

Utah Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Program Excellence through Research Team Award , 2015

Utah Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Search for Excellence in Teen Programming Team Award, 2015

Utah Association of Extension 4-H Workers

Continued Excellence Award, 2014

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Continued Excellence Award, 2014

Utah Association of Extension 4-H Workers

Early Career Service Award, 2014

Epsilon Sigma Phi IOTA Chapter

Peer Recognition Award, 2014

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

1st Place Western Region Winner: Human Development/Family Relationships Team Award, 2013

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

3rd Place National Winner: Human Development/Family Relationships Team Award, 2013

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Relationships Team Award, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Innovative Program Team Award, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Marketing/Public Relations Team Award, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Program Excellence Through Research Team Award, 2013

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

1st Place Western Region Team Award Winner, Florence Hall Award. , 2012

NEAFCS

1st Place Western Region Team Award Winner, Human Development/Family Relationships Award, 2012

NEAFCS

Florence Hall Award State Team Winner, 2012

UEAFCS

Human Development/Family Relationships State Team Award Winner, 2012

UEAFCS

New Educator Award, 2011

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Phyllis R. Snow Memorial Scholarship Recipient., 2009

Utah Council of Family Relations Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2009


Publications | Abstracts

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Publications | Fact Sheets

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    Publications | Curriculum

    • Christensen, D., Hunsaker, T.C, Christensen, A., (2016). Change Makes Sense Budget Basics. http://extension.usu.edu/change-makes-sense
    • Christensen, D., Hunsaker, T.C, Christensen, A., (2016). Change Makes Sense Credit 101. http://extension.usu.edu/change-makes-sense
    • Christensen, D., Hunsaker, T.C, Christensen, A., (2016). Change Makes Sense: Debt Elimination. http://extension.usu.edu/change-makes-sense
    • Christensen, D., Hunsaker, T.C, Christensen, A., (2016). Change Makes Sense: Getting Organized . http://extension.usu.edu/change-makes-sense
    • Christensen, A., Memmott, M.P, MacArthur, S., (2014). Discover 4-H & Fidelity Investments Money Mentors Clubs. Utah 4-H: Discover 4-H Curriculum
    • Christensen, A., Peterson, G., MacArthur, S., (2014). Discover 4-H Theatre Clubs.
    • Peterson, G., Christensen, A., Discover 4-H Theater Arts.

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    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    • Christensen, A., Hill, P.A, (2015). The Social Media Marketing Map (Part 1): A Tool To Empower The Digital Leaders of Extension. Journal of Extension
    • Christensen, A., Roberts, A., MacArthur, S., Jewkes, M., Garcia, Z., (2015). Comprehensive mentoring of extension professionals: Investing in the future of extension. Journal of National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 9:2014
    • Roberts, A., MacArthur, S., Christensen, A., Garcia, Z., (2013). Volunteer Latino Advisory Councils: A Valuable Resource for Recruiting Latino Instructors and Program Volunteers . Journal of National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Roberts, A., MacArthur, S., Christensen, A., Garcia, Z., (2013). Volunteer Latino Advisory Councils: A Valuable Resource for Recruiting Latino Instructors and Program Volunteers . Journal of National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Skogrand, L.M, Johnson, A.C, Christensen, A., DeFrain, J., (2011). Financial management practices of couples with great marriages. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 32, 27-35. doi: DOI 10.107/s10834-010-9195-2
    • Skogrand, L.M, Johnson, A.C, Christensen, A., DeFrain, J., (2011). Financial management practices of couples with great marriages. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 32, 27-35. doi: DOI 10.107/s10834-010-9195-2
    • Delgadillo, L., L.R, Christensen, A., Roberts, A., Skogrand, L.M, (2009). Making Learning a Family Affair: Principles for Attracting Latinos to Extension Finance Classes. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 14, 2.

    Professional Journal

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    Publications | MultiMedia

    Video

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      Publications | Other

      Newsletter

      • Christensen, A., (2012). Morgan County Extension Newsletter. *
      • Christensen, A., (2012). Morgan County Extension Newsletter. *
      • Christensen, A., (2012). Morgan County Extension Newsletter. *

      Newspaper

      Miscellaneous Extension

        Miscellaneous-Extension

      Other

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        Extension

        Civil Rights, 2016 - 2021
        Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015 - 2021
        Service, 2016 - 2020
        4-H Youth Development, 2015 - 2020
        Food Storage (food safety), 2010 - 2014