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:

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

Tenney, Jacob; Kalenkoski, Charlene M.; Serido, Joyce; and Soyeon Shim (forthcoming).  "Where Knowledge Meets Perceptions:  Emerging Adults and Their Perceptions of Financial Knowledge," Journal of Personal Finance.

Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie; Anuarbe, Monika Lopez; 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 Savings Decisions," Journal of Personal Finance 20(1):  8-25.

Korankye, Thomas and Charlene Marie Kalenkoski (2021).  "The Effect of Households' Student Debt on Life Satisfaction," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 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, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-020-09908-0.

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10834-020-09734-4.

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.