Dr. Joseph M. Blake Jr., completed his groundbreaking research in 2013 entitled, 'Financial Literacy's Influence on Faith-Based Epistemology: A Case Study of Arizona Church Members.' The insights from this research led Dr. Blake to create an Actionable Financial Literacy Decision Model (AFDM), a design that helps organizations, their members, and individuals to maximize their full financial potential. In fact, he wrote an article based on his research and received "The Distinguished Paper Award' at the Mustang Journals International Academic Conference held in Las Vegas, NV on Feb 6, 2014. Also, he is an Investment Advisor Representative, a passion developed over an extensive 20-year career as a part-time and full-time advisor. He formed a team that cultivated more than $3.4 Million in assets combining more than 450 customer accounts. Dr. Blake is a Financial Administrative Specialist, (FAS) for the Department of Veteran Affairs. Dr. Blake is a subject matter expert for internal and external customers in operational issues and on exercising program responsibility. As a FAS, Dr. Blake reviews and interprets all aspects of complex benefits programs and payment functions to assess compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Judging the adequacy of internal controls and assists management regarding internal checks and balances. Dr. Blake partnered with his wife and started a small business BlakeMediaLLC, in which they developed digital marketing strategies for small to mid-sized companies. In fact in 2012 BlakeMediaLLC sold a web-domain to Target Brands Inc., a Fortune 500 company! Dr. Blake is a Veteran, served 12 years, ten months, and eleven days (someone was counting) in the United States Air Force as a Fire Protection Supervisor. During his tour of duty, he was awarded two US Air Force Achievement Medals for excellent performance and a US Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding individual performance.
Blake, J. M., & Vucetic, J. (2013). The Influence of Financial Literacy on Faith-Based Epistemology: A Case Study of Arizona Church Members. Mustang Journals, Inc., 2, 27-52.
Blake, J. M., & Vucetic, J. (2013). The influence of financial literacy on faith-based epistemology: A case study of Arizona church members