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Mary Bell Carlson

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Adjunct Faculty

205 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

mary.carlson@uga.edu

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Doctorate of Philosophy Personal financial planning with an emphasis in financial therapy Kansas State University 2013
Master of Science Personal financial planning Texas Tech University 2005
Bachelor of Arts Political science with a minor in business Brigham Young University 2001

Research

My research centers around financial behavior, financial counseling, coaching, and therapy. 

Teaching

I teach courses in the online Financial Planning Master's program. 

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
AFCPE Board Member 2015-2017
Texas A&M University National Advisory Board for the Financial Readiness program Advisory Board Member 2016
Kansas State University Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families Advisory Board Member 2013 – 2016

Outreach

I have extensive experience with specific populations including military and government employees. 

Books

Bell, M. M., Nelson, J., & Skimmyhorn, W. (2016). Military personal finance research. In J. J. Xiao (Ed.), Handbook of Consumer Finance Research Update. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28887-1

Bell, M. M., McGarraugh, J., & De’Armond, D. D. (2012). Marketing strategies for financial education programs. In D. B. Durband & S. L. Britt (Eds.) Student financial literacy: Campus-based program development. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3505-1.

Mazzolini, A. L., Bell, M. M., & Griesdorn, T. (2012). Certifications in financial education programs. In D. B. Durband & S. L. Britt (Eds.) Student financial literacy: Campus-based program development. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3505-1.

Job Description

I help brand and market the UGA financial planning program. 

Journal Articles

Bell, M. M., Britt, S., Nelson Goff, B. S., & Archuleta, K. (2015). Similarities and differences in financial behaviors of students and soldiers. College Student Journal, 45 (4), 542-552.

Bell, M. M., Britt, S., & Nelson Goff, B. S. (2015). Factors associated with a composite measure of financial behavior among soldiers. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 26 (1), 30-42.

Bell, M. M., Nelson, J., Malloy, C., Spann, S., Britt, S. L., & Nelson Goff, B. S. (2014). The impact of financial resources on soldiers’ psychological well-being. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 25, 41-52.

Bell, M. M., Britt, S. L., & Nelson Goff, B. S. (2013). The financial behaviors of soldiers before and after deployment. Proceedings of the Association for Financial Counseling Planning and Education, 2013 Annual Research and Training Symposium. Retrieved at: http://www.afcpe.org/assets/2013_Symposium_Proceedings_flipbook/files/inc/c5c9d5098d.pdf

Britt, S. L., Cumbie, J. A., & Bell, M. M. (2012). The influence of locus of control on student financial behavior. The College Student Journal.

Bell, M. M. (2010). Book Review: Stolen Lives, Identity Theft Prevention Made Simple. AFCPE’s The Standard, 1st Quarter.

Bell, M. M. (2008). The job search: It’s about finding the right match. FPA Solutions, May-June.

Shumway, S., Bell, M. M., & Arredondo, R. (2006). Financial planners and employee assistance programs (EAPs): An opportunity for practice building. Journal of Financial Planning, 5(1), 26-36.

Shumway, S., Bagwell, D., & Bell, M. M. (2005). Using stages of change and motivational interviewing models to encourage retirement/financial planning. Journal of Retirement Planning, July-August.

Publications

The Bowen Group. (2014 - 15). Content for command financial specialist course. Subject matter expert for the U.S. Marine Corps financial management curriculum.

Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. (2011). Financial planning for transition. Content developer for the U.S. Marine Corps financial management curriculum.

Working Papers

Durband, D.B., Carlson, M. B., & Stueve, C. (in press). Financial counseling practice management. In D. B. Durband (Ed.), Financial Counseling Research. 

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