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Kenneth White

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Assistant Professor


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Consumer Sciences The Ohio State University 2016
Certificate Financial Planning Boston University 2010
M.ACC. Accounting Belmont University 2005
B.A. Mathematics Wayne State University 1995


My scholarship focuses on the financial wellbeing of historically marginalized groups; the scholarship of teaching and learning; and diversity, equity and inclusion in the financial planning profession.


FHCE 4210: Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits

FHCE 6210: Advanced Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits

FHCE 6230E: Advanced Family Tax Planning 


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Lilly Teaching Fellow Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia 2017
New Connections Scholar Robert Woods Johnson Foundation 2017

Areas of Expertise

Retirement Planning; Income Tax Planning

Journal Articles

Muruthi, B., Watkins, K., McCoy, M., White, K. J., Stafford McRell, A., Thomas, M., & Taiwo, A. (in press). “Save, even if it’s a penny”: transnational financial socialization of Black immigrant women. Journal of Financial Therapy.

White, K. J., Watkins, K., McCoy, M., Muruthi, B., & Byram, J. L. (in press). How Financial Socialization Messages Relate to Financial Management, Optimism and Stress: Variations by Race. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. DOI: 10.1007/s10834-020-09704-w

White, K. J. (2020). Financial Stress and the Relative Income Hypothesis Among Black College Students. Contemporary Family Therapy, 42, 25-32. DOI: 10.1007/s10591-019-09531-8

McCoy, M., White, K. J., & Chen, X. (2019). Exploring How One’s Primary Financial Conversant Varies by Marital Status. Journal of Financial Therapy, 10(2)3, 93-120. DOI: 10.4148/1944-9771.1193

White, K. J., McCoy, M., Love, K., Kwak, E.J., Bruce, E., Grable, J. (2019). The Role of Signaling When Promoting Diversity and Inclusion at the Firm Level: A Financial Advisory Professional Case Study. Advances in Business Research Journal, 9(1), 1-16.

McCoy, M., White, K. J., & Love, K. (2019). Investigating the financial overconfidence of student-athletes. Sport, Business, Management: an International Journal, 9(4), 381-398. DOI: SBM-10-2018-0091

Watkins, K., Williams, T., Osinubi, A., Thomas, M. G., White, K. J., & Grable, J. E. (2018). A comparative study of an abbreviated and extended youth financial education program. Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 22(1), 1-11.

White, K. J., McCoy, M., & Watkins, K. (2018). Exploring the relationship between sustainability and personal finance practices. Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 22(1), 1-12.

Fulk, M., & White, K. J. (2018). Exploring racial differences in financial socialization and related financial behaviors among Ohio college students. Cogent Social Sciences, 4(1), 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2018.1514681

White, K. J., & Heckman, S.J. (2016). Financial planner use among Black & Hispanic households. Journal of Financial Planning, 29(9), 40-49.

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