Kimberly Watkins

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Assistant Professor

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Financial Planning University of Georgia Fall 2018
M.S. Business Management University of Florida Fall 2007
B.S. Political Science Florida A&M University Spring 2006

Research

My research focuses on financial socialization and well-being, financial planning pedagogy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the financial planning field. 

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
University of Alabama Assistant Professor 2019-2021

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Crenshaw Research Award College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Alabama 2021
Future Faculty Fellow Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Georgia 2017
Endsley-Peifer Student Researcher Award College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia 2016
Dr. Betty Lane Graduate Scholarship College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia 2016
Graduate Assistantship Award Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, University of Georgia 2016-Present
Graduate Assistantship Award Graduate School, University of Georgia 2014-2016

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Jr. Editorial Board Member Journal of Consumer Affairs 2019 to Present

Current Classes

FHCE 7250- Capstone in Financial Planning   

Journal Articles

White Jr., K., Watkins, K., & McCoy, M. (Manuscript accepted). Resource management: Environmental sustainability across the financial literacy curriculum. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

White Jr., K., Park, N., Watkins, K., McCoy, M, & Morris, J. (Manuscript accepted). The relationship between financial knowledge, financial management, and financial self-efficacy among African American students. Financial Services Review.   

White, K. J., McCoy, M., Watkins, K., Chen, X., Koposko, J., & Mizuta, M. (2021). “We don’t talk about that”: exploring money conversations of Black, Hispanic, and White households. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. DOI:10.1111/fcsr.12397

Muruthi, B. A., Watkins, K., McCoy, M., White Jr., K., McRell Stafford, A., Thomas, Jr., M., & Taiwo, A.  (2021). "Save, even if it’s a penny”: Transnational financial socialization of Black immigrant women. Journal of Financial Therapy

White Jr., K., Watkins, K., McCoy, M, & Muruthi, B. A., & Byram, J.L. (2020). How financial socialization messages relate to financial management, optimism and stress: Variations by race. Journal of Family and Economic Issues 38(3), 315-326. 

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

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

Fulk, M., Grable, J. E., Watkins, K., & Kruger, M. (2018). Who uses robo advisory services – and who does not? Financial Services Review 27(2), 173-188. 

Fulk, M., Watkins, K., Kruger, M., & Grable, J. E. (2018) Who changes their financial planner? The Journal of Financial Planning. 31(8), 48-56.  

Muruthi, B. A., Watkins, K., McCoy, M., Muruthi, J. R., & Kiprono, F. J. (2017). “I feel happy that I can be useful to others": Preliminary study of East African women and their remittance behavior. Journal of Family and Economic Issues 38(3), 315-326. doi: 10.1007/s10834-017-9533-8

Grable, J.E., & Watkins, K. (2016). Quantifying the value of collecting: Implications for financial advisers. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 37(4),639-648. doi:10.1007/s10834-015-9471-2

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