Richard Hedderick, M.B.A.

Rick Hedderick, M.B.A.
Assistant Teaching Professor, Finance
Office Phone
Office Location
284 Burke
ERIE PA 16563

M.B.A., Mr. Hedderick received his MBA from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College in 2000 and his Certified Financial Planner™ designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. in 2004. Upon graduation from Clarion State University in 1983 with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration he owned and operated a small retail business in Erie for 16 years. Upon the sale of his business and completion of his MBA degree, Mr. Hedderick began his practice as a financial planner, which he continues today, along with his full-time position here, at Penn State Erie, as a lecturer in business and the director of the financial planning program. Mr. Hedderick began teaching here part-time in the 2008 spring semester. Teaching interests include Corporate Finance, Personal Financial Planning, Insurance Planning and Investments.


Courses Taught *

  • FIN 301: Corporation Finance
  • FIN 330: Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN 340: Insurance Planning
  • FIN 420: Investment and Portfolio Analysis


Record of Membership in Professional and Learned Societies

  • The Financial Planning Association, Denver CO, 2004- .
  • The Estate Planning Council of Erie, Erie PA, 2003- .
  • The Erie Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Erie PA, 2002- .
  • The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, Middletown OH, 2007-2012
Research Interests

My research interests include Personal Financial Planning, Insurance and Retirement Planning.


Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - September, 2018

How do you plan on paying for your LTC? - March, 2018

Should Your Clients Have A Disability Insurance Policy? - December, 2017

When to Begin Collecting Social Security - September, 2017

What Recent College Graduates Should Know About Financial Planning - June, 2017

How the Labor Departments Fiduciary Rule Affects Consumers - March, 2017

Financial New Year Resolutions - December, 2016

How Can You Help Your Child Pay for College Expenses? - September, 2016

Estate Planning Tools Everyone Should Have - June, 2016

Clients Should Know Their Credit Scores - March, 2016

Creating Personal Financial Goals - December, 2015

Is a Roth IRA Only for Retirement? - September, 2015

Risk Tolerance in Investing - March, 2015

Investing in 2012 - December, 2011


MBA, Business, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

BS, Accounting, Clarion State University