College of Human Sciences, Department of Financial Planning
Barry Mulholland is an assistant professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning. He teaches courses in retirement planning and financial planning technology. His research interests include:
- consumer and adviser behavior regarding life insurance
- life insurance disclosure effectiveness
- household precautionary savings
Mulholland brings with him more than 10 years of university-level teaching experience. He comes to Texas Tech University from the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he was a senior lecturer in the Finance and Business Law Department. While there, he helped start their Wisconsin Financial Services Institute and was instrumental in developing both their financial planning program and their risk management and insurance program. In 2009 he received the university's Distinguished Teaching Award. In addition to teaching courses in corporate finance and financial planning, he taught courses in risk management and insurance, applied statistics, and the introductory business course for freshmen.
He also has more than 20 years of business experience in various aspects of business, including management, sales, and human resources. He has worked for top industry companies, including Procter and Gamble, Johnson Controls, Principal Financial Group and Management Recruiters International, in addition to starting his own business.
Mulholland is in the process of completing his dissertation from Texas Tech University's College of Human Sciences, where his is studying the changing demand for life insurance, the behavior of financial advisers regarding life insurance disclosure, and the impact of cognitive decline in older consumers with respect to life insurance ownership.