2015 Fall Conference Speaker

Ann Coulson

Ann Coulson

Dr. Coulson received her B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1974 in Vocational Home Economics Education. She spent the next eight years working for utility companies in Arkansas and Missouri providing public relations and education. She completed her M.S. in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas in 1980 and her Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences (Family & Consumer Economics) from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1988. She completed the requirements for the Certified Financial Planner™ certification in 1991.

From 1987 until 1996, Dr. Coulson taught at Kansas State University where she was instrumental in the creation of K-State’s CFP® Board registered undergraduate program. While at K-State she won the prestigious Conoco Undergraduate Teaching Award. She moved to Chicago in 1995. While in Chicago, Dr. Coulson served as the Director of the Institute for Personal Finance, an educational institution under the auspices of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. The purpose of the institute was to educate financial and housing counselors.

In 2001, Dr. Coulson and her family returned to Kansas where she managed L. Ann Coulson, Ph.D., CFP®, L.L.C., a fee-only financial planning practice. She currently serves as a faculty member for Kansas State University where she teaches on campus undergraduate and online graduate level classes in financial planning.

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