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Kristy Archuleta

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  • Ph.D., Kansas State University
  • M.S., Kansas State University
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University

Professional Biography

Dr. Kristy Archuleta is an Associate Professor in the Personal Financial Planning program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). Dr. Archuleta’s research interests and therapy work include bridging the fields of financial planning and counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Personal Financial Planning Clinic where she conducts research and practices in the area of financial therapy. She is a co-founding board member of the Financial Therapy Association and currently serves as the treasurer of the board as well as the co-editor of the FTA sponsored peer-reviewed publication, Journal of Financial Therapy. Dr. Archuleta co-founded and chaired Women Managing the Farm, a project focused on agriculture and women in Kansas and surrounding states. In this role, she obtained grant funding and oversaw the collaboration of over 25 local, state, and national farm organizations to hold an annual conference each year to educate, train, and support farm women from Kansas, Oklahoma, and neighboring states.

Dr. Archuleta's research interests are related to the area of financial therapy and include dyadic processes influencing financial satisfaction and marital satisfaction, empirical based treatment for couples experiencing financial difficulties, and rural and farm families. She has co-edited a book, Financial Planning and Scales, and co-authored several articles and two book chapters. As a faculty member, she has served on the College of Human Ecology’s College Assessment Review Committee (CARC) for doctoral programs. The PFP program was recently received an award for Excellence in Assessment. In addition, Dr. Archuleta conducts marriage and family therapy in a local private practice.