May 08, 2021  
In Progress 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
In Progress 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Personal Financial Planning

303 Justin Hall
(785) 532-5510
Fax: (785) 532-5505


Department Head:

Martin Seay

Graduate Faculty:

*Sonya Britt-Lutter, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Nicholas Carr, Ph.D., Kansas State University
L. Ann Coulson, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia
*Stuart Heckman, Ph.D., Ohio State University
So-Hyun Joo, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
*D. Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D., University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Brad Klontz (Adjunct), Ph.D., Wright State University
Derek Lawson, Ph.D., Kansas State University
HanNa Lim, Ph.D., Ohio State University - Columbus
*Maurice MacDonald, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Meghaan Lurtz, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Megan McCoy, Ph.D. University of Georgia
Blain Pearson, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Kristy L. Pederson-Archuleta, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Ron Sages, Ph.D., Kansas State University
*Martin C. Seay, Ph.D., University of Georgia

*Denotes graduate faculty that are certified to serve as the major professor for doctoral students.

Graduate Faculty Associates:

Michael Kothakota, Ph.D. Kansas State University
Roxanne Martens, M.S., Kansas State University



The department of Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University strives to be world known for its research, education, service, and outreach in financial planning offering emphases in financial counseling and financial therapy. We exist to prepare professionals to transform lives through financial planning.


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