Dr. Craig Israelsen, a distinguished scholar and educator, holds a Ph.D. in Family Resource Management from Brigham Young University. His academic journey includes earning a B.S. in Agribusiness and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Utah State University.

With a rich teaching background, Dr. Israelsen dedicated nine years to Brigham Young University and another fourteen at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Presently, he serves as an Executive-in-Residence at Utah Valley University, contributing his expertise to the Personal Financial Planning Program.

Based in Springville, Utah, Dr. Israelsen is renowned as a contributing writer for Financial Planning. He is the esteemed developer of the 7Twelve portfolio, a testament to his innovative approach to financial management.

Outside academia, Dr. Israelsen finds fulfillment in his family life. He is happily married to Tammy Israelsen, and together they nurture a family of seven children. Dr. Israelsen’s dedication to education, coupled with his commitment to family, exemplifies his profound impact on both professional and personal spheres.