Kansas State University


Personal Financial Planning

Faculty highlights

Martin Seay, PhD, CFP®, assistant professor of personal financial planning was appointed to the Financial Planning Association’s Board of Directors effective January 1, 2017. Seay, who will serve an initial three-year term, joins thirteen other board members.

Sonya BrittSonya Britt, PhD, CFP® associate professor of personal financial planning, along with co-authors Jeff Hill, Ph.D., Ashley LeBaron, and Roy Bean, Ph.D., all of Brigham Young University, won the 2016 Financial Planning Association’s Best Theoretical Research Award for their presentation and associated paper, “Savers and Spenders: Predicting Financial Conflict in Couple Relationships.” Congrats to Dr. Britt on this wonderful achievement!

Stuart Heckman, PhD, CFP®, assistant professor, was the recipient of a Big 12 Faculty Fellowship to travel to Iowa State University to develop a family finance research alliance and mentoring relationship.

Ron SagesRon Sages, AEP®, CFP®, CTFA, EA, assistant professor, was a recipient of the 2016 Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) Faculty Excellence Award for his instruction in the Master’s Program’s Capstone Course. The award was presented in April at the GPIDEA annual meeting in Kansas City.

Kristy Archuleta, Ph.D., LMFT, associate professor, was invited to be a Hartford Funds Insights panelist on the topic of couples and money. In her role, she writes articles to help practitioners navigate the dynamics of couple clients.

In May, Kristy Archuleta, associate professor and program director, and Morey MacDonald, professor, led the 2014 PFP Doctoral Cohort to Seoul, Korea, for the capstone research experience. Members of the cohort presented research to faculty and students of Ewha Womans University and Seoul National University, employees of Shin Han Bank and members of the Korean Financial Planning Association during the ten-day period.

In the news:

Sonya Britt, CFP® was featured in The New York Times, discussing how money can mask a marital problem.

Kristy Archuleta, Ph.D., LMFT, was recently featured in The New York Times and MarketWatch discussing why communication between spouses and significant others is important with respect to money.

Ann CoulsonAnn Coulson, CFP® was quoted in this CNBC article on what needs to happen with your financial documents in the event of an emergency evacuation.