Charlene Kalenkoski is an associate professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech. Prior to coming to Texas Tech, she was an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Ohio University. She received her Ph.D. from the George Washington University in 2002. She has published in numerous academic journals, including American Economic Review, Applied Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Labour Economics, and Journal of Population Economics. Her research interests include the allocation of time, economic decision-making by households, education, and retirement. She is currently teaching Research Methods I.