Texas Tech Faculty Member Appointed to American Council on Consumer Interests Board
June 10, 2008
A personal financial planning associate professor was elected to serve as a member
of the board of the American Council on Consumer Interests.
Written by: Georgia Godfrey
Texas Tech University personal financial planning associate professor Michael Finke
was elected to serve as a member of the board of the American Council on Consumer
Finke also will serve as chair of the marketing committee.
ACCI is the leading consumer policy research and education organization consisting
of a worldwide community of researchers, educators and related professionals dedicated
to enhancing consumer wellbeing.
"I am consistently pleased with the excellence and accomplishments of our Personal
Financial Planning faculty" said Linda Hoover, dean of the College of Human Sciences.
"Michael’s dedication to our program continues to enhance our ability to train and
teach members of tomorrow’s financial community. Michael’s professionalism and talent
make him an excellent role model for our students and our campus community."
Finke studies predictors of wealth accumulation and household investment trends. He
also is the author of recent award-winning research investigating the vulnerability
of adjustable-rate mortgage borrowers and trends in the patterns of wealth accumulation
and retirement saving among baby boomers. Finke is coordinator of the doctoral program
in PFP and former Ph.D. director at the University of Missouri.
Since 1953, the American Council on Consumer Interests has been the leading membership
organization for academics and other professionals involved in consumer and family
The Texas Tech Personal Financial Planning Division strives to educate students on
the need to focus financial knowledge on families and the achievement of their goals.
CONTACT: Georgia Godfrey, coordinator for college development and external relations,
College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3263, or firstname.lastname@example.org.