2016 Spring Conference Speaker

Nathan Harness

Nathan Harness

Dr. Nathan Harness, Ph.D., CFP®, is the TD Ameritrade Director of Financial Planning at Texas A&M University, where has he has taught the Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, and the Financial Planning Capstone courses in the Financial Planning curriculum. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on global financial risk, international investing, gender based asset preferences, and next generation planning.

He received his Bachelors and degrees in Finance from the University of Central Arkansas. He also holds an MS Degree in Finance and the Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University. He earned the CFP® designation in 2009.

Dr. Harness’ research interests include personal financial ratio analysis, household heuristics and wealth accumulation, and individual stock selection. He is published in Applied Economic Letters, Financial Services Review, International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Journal of Financial Services Professionals, Financial Counseling and Planning, and the Journal of Personal Finance.

He brings years of financial planning experience to Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of investments and financial management at Texas A&M-Commerce, as well as serving as Executive Director of Global Programs. Before his appointment at Texas A&M - Commerce, he was an Assistant Professor of financial planning at the University of Georgia in Athens.

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