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Russell Spears, instructor in the Department of Economics, is featured in WalletHub’s expert answers section on credit cards with the best rewards. His contribution can be viewed here.
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Spears acquired financial and business training in the private sector before entering academia. In addition to his previous work as a former stock broker, underwriter, business manager, retail banker, and small business owner primarily immersed in American businesses, Spears entered the world of the public sector for a brief stint. It was there that he learned the importance of cooperation between government and business for the benefit of society. He entered academia in 2015 at Columbus State University where he worked as an applied economist and lecturer, then the tour continued with stops in Duluth, Minn., Wilmington, NC, Charleston, SC and Atlanta, Ga. Spears currently uses her business and education background to consult in both Atlanta and Charleston. He also currently contributes to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WalletHub, and a handful of other media outlets. He joined Auburn University in 2019.