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Doctoral Candidates Profiles

Rob Rodermund
Rob Rodermund

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.S. in Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis, 1985

M.S. in Consumer & Family Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2005

Rob has been teaching at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO since August, 2009. Prior to 2002, he served as the CEO of a broker/dealer firm with over 700 reps and $100 million in gross revenues.

Research Interests: Time Perspective and its influence on financial characteristics and behaviors

NaRita Anderson
NaRita Anderson

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.B.A. in Business Promotional Management, University of Central Oklahoma, 1988

M.B.A. in Business Administration, Oklahoma City University, 1996

NaRita is an instructor in the department of Economics and International Business at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is the Sam Walton Fellow and faculty advisor for the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team.

Research Interests: Retirement planning and wealth accumulation behaviors of African American women

Kelley Williams
Kelley Williams

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.B.A. in Finance, Midwestern State University, 1987

M.B.A. in Business Administration, Friends University, 2001

Kelley is a University Administrator responsible for Human Resources, including compensation and benefits. She also participates in strategic planning, accreditations, leadership development, improvement projects and the institutional review board.

Research Interests: Retirement planning and marital satisfaction

Kristen Stutz
Kristen Stutz

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.A. in Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 1994

M.S. in Counseling, San Francisco State University, 2002

Kristen works with student legal services, and is a financial aid counselor for first-generation, low-income and disabled college students. She also teaches student success classes and assists in teaching two upper division finance courses.

Research Interests: Student loan decision making

Anthony Canale
Anthony Canale

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.S. in Business Administration, Long Island University, 1986

M.B.A. in Finance, St. John's University, 1990

Anthony serves on the board of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of New York and on the Financial Services Advisory Board of Berkeley College, NYC. He also teaches courses in economics and finance at St. John's University.

Research Interests: Financial behavior

Sara Stolberg
Sara Stolberg

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.A. in Political Science, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1985

M.S. in Personal Financial Planning, College for Financial Planning, 2011

Sara is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and owns her own practice. Additionally, Sara writes articles and does lectures and workshops, and is also a licensed realtor.

Lloyd Zimmerman
Lloyd Zimmerman

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.S. in Funeral Service, University of Central Oklahoma, 1974

M.S. in Personal Financial Planning, College for Financial Planning, 2005

Lloyd owned and operated the Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas until 2010. He has also served as a member of the Howard State Bank board of directors and weekly loan committee since 1981.

Research Interests: Personal financial wellness for rural families, personal financial planning education for children, and assessment of strategies in asset allocation

Joy Clady
Joy Clady

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.A. Liberal Arts and Science, in Spanish and Speech Communication, 1992

M.B.A. in Business Administration, concentration in Finance and Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University, 1999

Joy has experience in financial analysis, personal finance, and offering financial literacy classes and counseling at military bases. She launched her own fee-only financial education and planning practice.

Research Interests: Self-perceived relative financial position

Rich Stebbins
Rich Stebbins

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.S. in Psychology, West Texas A&M University, 2002

M.S. in Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University, 2005: J.D. Texas Tech School of Law, 2005

Rich is an Associate Professor at the College for Financial Planning where he teaches review courses for the CFP® Exam, serves on the Ethical Conduct Committee, the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, and as Vice President of the Faculty Senate. Rich also serves on the Steering Committee for the Resource Center for Divorcing and Separating Families and volunteers as a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.

Research Interests: Financial outcomes after divorce, financial literacy, and special needs planning

Cherie Stueve
Cherie Stueve

Expected Graduation: 2017

B.B.A. in Accounting and Management, Washburn University, 1988

M.B.A., Columbia College, 1999

Cherie works with several community organizations to provide financial education programs and counseling. She also contributes personal finance articles for several newsletters.

Research Interests: Financial literacy in our community and schools; awareness and access to financial counseling; financial challenges for young adults

Greg Schink
Greg Schink

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.S. in Business Administration, Central Michigan University, 2005

M.B.A. in Value Driven Organization, Central Michigan University, 2012

Gregory is a CFP® and AWMA® specializing in portfolio construction through the use of risk budgeting and statistical portfolio analysis.

Research Interests: Regression analysis and modeling of psychological, socioeconomic, and demographic factors to predict successful management of a financial windfall event

Cametra Thompson
Cametra Thompson

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.A. in Psychology, Stanford University, 1994

J.D. Harvard Law School, 1999

Cametra focuses on financial regulations related to retail banking, deposit services, credit and debit cards, and payment processing at Comerica Bank in Dallas, Texas.

Research Interests: Consumer credit, housing, wealth disparities, consumer finance, and consumer education

Gloria Preece
Gloria Preece

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.S. in Business, Indiana University Kokomo, 1999

M.B.A in General Administration, Indiana University Kokomo, 2011

Gloria’s background is in property management where she oversaw operations for a mid-size property management company. For the past two years, Gloria has been a lecturer and the M.B.A. director at Indiana University Kokomo.

Research Interests: Financial literacy

Randy Kemnitz
Randy Kemnitz

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.B.A. in Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979

M.S. in Personal Financial Planning, College for Financial Planning, 2010

Randy is a Subject Matter Expert at Kaplan University where he writes insurance curriculum. He has worked both in corporate headquarters, and as a financial consultant.

Research Interests: Multi-generational financial planning

Derek Tharp
Derek Tharp

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.S. in Consumer Economics, Iowa State University, 2012

MFCS in Family Financial Planning, Iowa State University, 2012

Derek is an analyst for RegentAtlantic Capital and is also the social media coordinator for the NAPFA Genesis Board.

Research Interests: Financial life planning, communication and money beliefs

Ricardo Russi
Ricardo Russi

Expected Graduation: 2017

B.S. in Legal Studies, Barry University, 2005

M.B.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2011

Ricardo specializes in community association management and real estate. Currently, he owns and operates Bonafide Management Group, Inc.

Research Interests: The influences of financial knowledge and behavior on residential real estate purchases

Christina Glenn
Christina Glenn

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.B.A. in Management, Fort Hays State University, 2004

M.B.A. in Business Administration, Fort Hays State University, 2012

Christina is a CFP and an instructor at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, where she teaches personal finance to undergraduate students.

Dennis Witherspoon
Dennis Witherspoon

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Finance and General Business, Saginaw Valley State University, 1982

M.B.A. in Business Administration, Central Michigan University, 1989

Dennis is an associate professor and finance department chair at Northwood University where he has served since 2000.

Research Interests: Financial literacy of Millennials; consumer risk management; baby boomer retirement impact on housing market

Katherine Mielitz
Katherine Mielitz

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.A. in Broadcasting, University of Wyoming, 1999

M.A. in Communications, University of Wyoming, 2004

Kate provides financial literacy education to transitioning inmates and recovering substance abusers at local Georgia Department of Corrections facilities. She also provideds financial literacy support to soldiers and their families.

Research Interests: Financial literacy and behavioral changes after incarceration; budget and credit use habits of middle-income Americans; financial literacy education and the military

Vincent Le
Vincent Le

Expected Graduation: 2018

B.B.A. in Applied Economics and Finance Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University, 2002

M.B.A. in Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University, 2008

Vincent is an instructor at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, where he teaches corporate finance, investments and financial institution management.

Research Interests: Investment returns among global markets