Chris Browning is an assistant professor of personal financial planning in the Department of Personal Financial Planning. Browning received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from West Texas A&M University in 2004. In August 2013 he defended his dissertation, “Managing Retirement Resources: Evidence from the HRS,” and will be graduating from Texas Tech with his Ph.D. in personal financial planning during fall 2013. Browning, a native to West Texas, came to TTU after working for two years as an assistant professor and department chair in the accounting department at East Central University in Ada, Okla. He teaches asset management and plans to continue his research on the management of retirement assets, focusing specifically on postretirement portfolio allocation decisions and the asset decumulation patterns of retirees.