Dorothy B. Durband, Ph.D., AFC®
Associate Dean for Academics and Faculty
College of Human Sciences
BioDorothy B. Durband is Associate Dean for Academics and Faculty Development in the College of Human Sciences and Professor of Personal Financial Planning. Most recently, she was the Director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University from July 2014 to July 2018. Prior to that, she was at Texas Tech University for nearly 14 years. Dr. Durband was the founding chair of the TTU Department of Community, Family and Addiction Services and founding director of the nationally recognized Red to Black® program. Her work experience also includes providing financial counseling and financial education, employee training, and special events planning. Her focus as an educator has been on teaching courses on money relationships, counseling and communication skills, research fund development and pro bono financial planning. Durband was a recipient of the Texas Tech University Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award, the President's Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Alumni Association New Faculty Award. Her research interests are academic leadership, personal financial behavior, and workplace financial education. Durband is the lead editor of two books: Financial Counseling (2019) and Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development (2012), both published by Springer.