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Graduate Profiles

Julie Crumbie
Julie Cumbie
University of Central Oklahoma

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: Three essays on money arguments and financial behaviors

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, John Grable, Kristy Archuleta, Stuart MacDonald, Brenda McDaniel

Ron Sages
Ron Sages
University of Georgia

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: Three essays on self-esteem and retirement planning behaviors

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, Morey MacDonald, Brad Klontz, Swarn Chatterjee, Mark Barnett

Mary Bell-Carlson
Mary Bell-Carlson
Silverbell Solutions, LLC

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: Three essays on the financial behaviors of soldiers before and after deployment

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, Briana Nelson Goff, Kristy Archuleta, Randy Eltringham, Cheryl Polson

Brett Coffman
Brett Coffman
BB&T Wealth

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: The family business succession model: An exploratory analysis of factors impacting family business succession preparedness

Committee: Kristy Archuleta, John Grable, Ann Coulson, George Haynes, Mykel Taylor

Nick Carr
Nick Carr
Merrill Lynch

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Reassessing the assessment: exploring the factors that contribute to comprehensive financial risk evaluation

Committee: Cliff Robb, John Grable, Sonya Britt, Kristy Archuleta, Hyrum Smith, Stacy Kover

Justin Henegar
Justin Henegar
Indiana Weslyan University

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Homeschooling and financial literacy: A qualitative analysis

Committee: Kristy Archuleta, Walter Schumm, Sonya Britt-Lutter, Michael Gutter, Sheryl Hodge

Kurt Schindler
Kurt Schindler
University of Puerto Rico

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Examining capacity and preparation of teachers for teaching personal finances in Puerto Rico

Committee: Kristy Archuleta, Sonya Britt-Lutter, Cliff Robb, Cesar Rey, Paul Burden

Miyoung Yook
Miyoung Yook
Prudential

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: A holistic approach to understanding retirement preparedness

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, Martin Seay, Brad Klontz, Gary Brase, Amy Hageman

George Nameshima
George Nabeshima
Prudential

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Three essays on personality and net worth

Committee: Martin Seay, Kristy Archuleta, Brad Klontz, Dawn Deeter-Schmelz, Donald Saucier

Scott Spann
Scott Spann
Life Span Planning

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Three essays on financial wellness in the workplace

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, Kristy Archuleta, Martin Seay, Satoris Culbertson, Camilla Roberts

Jeff Nelson
Jeff Nelson
Broadway Bank

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Three essays on personal financial difficulties of military members

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, Martin Seay, Walter Schumm, Kim Davis, Royce Ann Collins

Anita Dale
Anita Dale
Purdue University

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: The association of culture with financial satisfaction

Committee: Kristy Archuleta, Cliff Robb, Margaret Fitzgerald, Christy Craft, Matthew Sanderson

Erika Rasure
Erika Rasure
Maryville University

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: Exploring the influence of reality television on financial behavior

Committee: Kristy Archuleta, Dottie Durband, Brad Klontz, Richard Harris, Louise Benjamin

Ed Horwitz
Ed Horwitz
Creighton University

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: Three essays on the effectiveness of financial education in the workplace

Committee: Martin Seay, Kristy Archuleta, Jared Anderson, Glynn Tonser, Mark Linville

Racquel Tibbetts
Racquel Tibbetts
Key Bank

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: Examining how health and financial resources relates to stress

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, Brad Klontz, Jared Anderson, Gary Brase, Dann Fisher

Sarah Asebedo
Sarah Asebedo
Texas Tech University

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: Three essays on financial self-efficacy beliefs and the saving behavior of older pre-retirees

Committee: Martin Seay, Kristy Archuleta, Morey MacDonald, Gary Brase, Andrew Barkley

Sam Cupples
Sam Cupples

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: An investigation of the behavioral, normative, and control beliefs of college students who do not intend to possess a credit card: A reasoned action approach

Committee: Kristy Archuleta, Ann Coulson, John Grable, Randal Ice, Amy Hageman

Linda Leitz
Linda Leitz
It’s Not Just Money

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: The impact of credit and debt on wealth accumulation

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, Elizabeth Kiss, Kristy Archuleta, Doris Carroll, Amy Hageman

Stephen Poplaski
Stephen Poplaski
Johnson & Wales University

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: Charitable behavior: Christian beliefs that explain and predict donor intentions

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, Martin Seay, Kristy Archuleta, Felice Billups, Camilla Roberts

Allen Ammerman
Allen Ammerman
West Texas A&M

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: Household Capital Structure and Financial Resilience: Evidence from the Netherlands

Committee: Morey MacDonald, Sonya Britt-Lutter, Cliff Robb, Jaebeom Suh, Eric Higgins

Fred Fernatt
Fred Fernatt
Fred Fernatt Tax & Financial Services

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: Three Studies of the Associations of Cognitive Ability, Health, and Wealth Among the Elderly

Committee: Morey MacDonald, Cliff Robb, Sonya Britt-Lutter, Patryk Babiarz, Chardie Baird

Derek Tharp
Derek Tharp
University of Southern Maine

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: Three essays on personality characteristics and financial satisfaction

Committee: Martin Seay, Kristy Archuleta, Maurice MacDonald, Alisa Garni, Doris Carroll

Dennis Witherspoon
Dennis Witherspoon
Eagle Investment Club

Graduated: 2017

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Anthony Canale
Anthony Canale
St. John’s University

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: The association between time preference and net worth: incentivized choice and scaled approach using the NLSY79

Committee: Maurice MacDonald, Cliff Robb, Martin Seay, Gary Brase, Amy Hageman

Christina Glenn
Christina Glenn
Fort Hays State University

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: The influence of financial socialization on young adults

Committee: Stuart Heckman, Sonya Britt-Lutter, Kristy Archuleta, Christy Craft, Lotta Cecillia Larson

Randy Kemnitz
Randy Kemnitz
Kaplan University

Graduated: 2018

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Vincent Le
Vincent Le
Doane College

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: The relationship between household’s risk preference and the homeownership decisions among young adults in changing housing market conditions

Committee: Martin Seay, Stuart Heckman, Kristy Archuleta, Sung Ha Jang, Michael Babcock

Katherine Mielitz
Katherine Mielitz
Oklahoma State University

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: Investigating offenders’ post-release financial intentions

Committee: Maurice MacDonald, Kristy Archuleta, Stuart Heckman, Sue Williams, Laura Bannon

Gloria Preece
Gloria Preece
Indiana University Kokomo

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: Understanding on-time mortgage payment history in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis: an application of the responsible financial actions index

Committee: Elizabeth Kiss, Maurice MacDonald, Cliff Robb, Stuart Heckman, Philippe Lee Belley, Shuang Zhu

Rob Rodermund
Rob Rodermund
Lindenwood University

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: The influence of present and future time perspective on financial net worth

Committee: Sonya Britt-Lutter, Kristy Archuleta, Stuart Heckman, James Boyd, Chairat Chuwonganant

NaRita Anderson
NaRita Anderson
University of Central Oklahoma

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Do financial knowledge, financial risk tolerance, and uncertainty regarding future long-term care need influence long-term care insurance ownership by baby boomers?

Committee: Elizabeth Kiss, Dorothy Durband, Cliff Robb, Stuart Heckman, Sally Yahnke, Lance Bachmeier

Somer Anderson
Somer Anderson
Maryville University

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Mortgage debt and retirement transition decisions

Committee: Martin Seay, Stuart Heckman, Kristy Archuleta, Amy Hageman, Amanda Gaulke

Michael Kothakota
Michael Kothakota

Graduated: 2019

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Derek Lawson
Derek Lawson
Kansas State University

Graduated: 2019

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Meghaan Lurtz
Meghaan Lurtz
Kansas State University

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: How does scarcity uniquely inform the financial motives and outcomes of middle-class, non-retired households?

Committee: Maurice MacDonald, Sonya Britt-Lutter, Stuart Heckman, Spencer Wood, Benjamin Johnson

Derek Potter
Derek Potter

Graduated: 2019

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Rich Stebbins
Rich Stebbins
University of Alabama

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: An empirical analysis of informal human capital investments in adolescence as a predictor of life outcomes

Committee: Stuart Heckman, Kristy Archuleta, Martin Seay, Philippe Lee Belley, Lance Bachmeier

Sara Stolberg
Sara Stolberg
Sara Stolberg & Associates

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Does gray divorce delay retirement?

Committee: Elizabeth Kiss, Maurice MacDonald, Chardie Baird, Jared Anderson, William Blankenau, Philippe Lee Belley

Philip Zepp
Philip Zepp

Graduated: 2019

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