Texas Tech University

School of Financial Planning Soon-to-Be Graduate Hired as Faculty Member for New Applied Personal Finance Program


May 19, 2023

Tanaka Chimbane

Ph.D. student, Tanaka Chimbane, AFC®, will join as a new faculty member this fall

Tanaka Chimbane will soon graduate with her Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning (PFP) here at Texas Tech University. She holds a B.S. in Personal Financial Planning with a minor in accounting from Winthrop University and an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) Certification. The School of Financial Planning hired Chimbane because of her experience and knowledge in the personal finance field. 

“I have extensive experience teaching Personal Finance courses at Texas Tech University's School of Financial Planning as an instructor of record and teaching assistant,” Chimbane said. “Additionally, I've provided financial coaching and tutoring services to TTU students, including student-athletes at the Marsha Sharp Center.”

Chimbane will be joining PFP faculty in the fall as an assistant professor in the Applied Personal Finance program. She is eager to engage with students, share her knowledge and expertise, and use being an educator to inspire students to grow and learn. Chimbane said she wants to help students develop into skilled professionals who are passionate about making a difference in the world. 

“I am thrilled to become part of a community of scholars dedicated to advancing the field of personal finance and improving people's lives worldwide,” Chimbane said. “I am eager to collaborate with my colleagues in conducting research that positively impacts the lives of individuals and families by developing new strategies and approaches to financial planning that are inclusive, culturally competent, and evidence-based.”

Chimbane was drawn to the School of Financial Planning because it is widely recognized as one of the best schools in the country for personal finance. The school has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, innovation, and practical application in personal finance. Chimbane said the school is strongly committed to inclusivity and diversity, which aligns with her values and aspirations.

“I believe that a diverse and inclusive learning environment enriches the educational experience for everyone and provides a platform for students to learn from various perspectives,” Chimbane said. “This community of scholars is dedicated to advancing the field of personal finance and improving people's lives across the country.”