Texas Tech University

Charlene Kalenkoski, Ph.D., CFP®

Professor
Personal Financial Planning

Email: charlene.kalenkoski@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-1211

Office: HS 244


Vita

Charlene Kalenkoski

About

Experience
Professor at Texas Tech University (2017-present); Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (2017-present); Board Member, Society of Economics of the Household (2017-present); Treasurer, Society of Economics of the Household (2017-2019); Director of the Ph.D. Program in Personal Financial Planning (2016-present); Director of Retirement Planning & Living Research Initiative (2016-2019); Co-Director of the Ph.D. Program in Personal Financial Planning (2014-2016); Editorial Board Member, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (2013-2017); Associate Professor at Texas Tech University (2013-2017); Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2009-present; Assistant/Associate Professor at Ohio University (2002-2013); Ph.D. in Economics from The George Washington University (2002)

Recent Awards

2021 Scholarship Catalyst Program Award, Texas Tech University; 2020 Summer Research Funding, Texas Tech University; 2020 Online Class Conversion Stipend, Texas Tech University; IZA Coronavirus Emergency Research Thrust Award (May 2020 - August 2020); Fall 2020 Faculty Development Leave, Texas Tech University; 2020 Research Spotlight on Texas Tech Women Faculty Initiative, Texas Tech University; 2020 Northwestern Mutual Best Paper Award; 2019 Summer Research Funding, Texas Tech University; 2019 Scholarship Catalyst Program Award, Texas Tech University; 2017-2018 College of Human Sciences Nominee for the President's Academic Achievement Award, Texas Tech University; 2017 Plan Plus Best Paper Award in Behavioral Finance; 2017 Scholarship Catalyst Program Award, Texas Tech University

Research Interests

Personal Financial Planning; Household Behavior and Family Economics; Labor and Demographic Economics; Microeconomics 

Classes Taught

Research Methods I (PFP 6377); Research Methods II (PFP 6378); Research Seminar in Personal Financial Planning (PFP 6397); Household Economic Theory (PFP 6374); Economics of Retirement (PFP 5360); Introduction to Ph.D. Studies in Personal Financial Planning (PFP 6305); Data Analysis and Interpretation for Financial Decision Makers (PFP 5311); Fundamentals of Statistics for Personal Financial Planning (PFP 5000); Economic Principles of Financial Decision Making (PFP 5341);

Recent Publications

Journal Articles:

Cardella, Eric; Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie; Parent, Michael (forthcoming). “Less Is Not More:  401(k) Plan Information and Retirement Planning Choices,” Journal of Pension Economics and Finance

Pearson, Blain and Charlene Marie Kalenkoski (forthcoming).  “The Association between Retiree Migration and Retirement Satisfaction,” Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning

Tenney, Jacob; Kalenkoski, Charlene M.; Serido, Joyce; and Soyeon Shim (2021).  “Where Knowledge Meets Perceptions:  Emerging Adults and Their Perceptions of Financial Knowledge,” Journal of Personal Finance, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 89-101. 

Korankye, Thomas and Charlene Marie Kalenkoski (2021).  “Student Debt and Financial Well-Being of the Borrower: Does It Matter Whom the Debt Is For?” Journal of Personal Finance, Vol.20. No. 2, pp. 75-89. 

Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie and Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia (2021).  “Impacts of COVID-19 on the Self-employed,” Small Business Economics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-021-00522-4

Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie and Sara Helms McCarty (2021).  “In or Out or Somewhere in Between?  The Determinants of Gradual Retirement,” Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 387-394.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10834-020-09734-4

Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie; Anuarbe, Mónika López; and Thomas Korankye (2021).  “Differences in the Experiential Well-being of Hispanics and Non-Hispanics Engaged in Elder Care,” Journal of Family and Economic Issues, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-021-09763-7

Korankye, Thomas and Charlene Marie Kalenkoski (2021).  “Determinants of Parents' College Education Saving Decisions,” Journal of Personal Finance Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 8-25. 

Korankye, Thomas and Charlene Marie Kalenkoski (2021).  “The Effect of Households' Student Debt on Life Satisfaction,” Journal of Family and Economic Issues,1-16.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-021-09753-9

Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie and Thomas Korankye (2021).  “Enriching Lives:  How Spending Time with Pets Is Related to the Experiential Well-being of Older Americans,” Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1-22.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-020-09908-0

Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie; Lyford, Conrad; Korankye, Thomas; Gavin, Meredith; and Alan Peiris (2020).  "Vitamin D, Cognitive Function, and Gait Speed in Older Adults:  A NHANES Study," Journal of Population Ageinghttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12062-020-09291-6.

Carpio, Carlos; Kalenkoski, Charlene M.; Moyeda, Ana; and Mary Murimi (2020).  "The Effect of Time Use and Food Cost on Dietary Quality," Public Health Nutrition 23(18):  3284-3294.

Cheng, Yuanshan; Kalenkoski, Charlene M.; and Philip Gibson (2019).  "Factors Associated with Hiring and Firing Financial Advisors during the Great Recession," Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning 30(2):  289-303.

Tenney, Jacob and Charlene M. Kalenkoski (2019).  "Financial Ratios and Financial Satisfaction:  Exploring Associations between Objective and Subjective Measures of Financial Well-being among Older Americans," Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning 30(2):  231-243.

Patrick Payne, Charlene M. Kalenkoski, and Christopher Browning (2019). “Risk Tolerance and the Financial Satisfaction of Credit-Card Users,” Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning.

Cheng, Yuanshan and Charlene M. Kalenkoski (2018).  “Lost in Fees:  An Analysis of Financial Planning Compensation,” The Journal of Wealth Management 20(4):  46-54.

Alyousif, Maher and Charlene M. Kalenkoski (2017).  “Who Seeks Financial Advice?” Financial Services Review 26:  405-432.

Parent, Michael; Kalenkoski, Charlene M.; and Eric Cardella (2017).  “Risky Business:  Precarious Manhood and Investment Portfolio Decisions,” Psychology of Men and Masculinity,DOI: 10.1037/men0000089.

Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie and Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia (2017).  “Does High School Homework Increase Academic Achievement?” Education Economics 25(1):  45-59.

Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie and Eakamon Oumtrakool (2017).  “The Caregiving Responsibilities of Retirees:  What Are They and How Do They Affect Retirees' Well-being?” Applied Economics 49(13):  1298-1310.

Book Chapter:

Kalenkoski, Charlene M. (2017).  “Caregiving by Older Adults:  Gender Differences in Well-being,” in Gender and Time Use in a Global Context:  The Economics of Employment and Unpaid Labor, edited by Rachel Connelly and Ebru Kongar, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 271-282.