Robb tapped for major award from consumer interests council
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Cliff Robb, associate professor of personal financial planning, received the Mid-Career Award from the American Council on Consumer Interests at the research organization’s annual conference last week in Portland, Ore.
He also was elected to the position of president-elect for the organization.
The Mid-Career Award recognizes excellence in research, education and/or policy. It also reflects contributions to the professional organization, forging collaborations with other consumer interest groups and supporting policy making.
Robb received a Ph.D. in consumer economics and personal financial planning from the University of Missouri in 2007. His research interests include financial literacy with an emphasis on the relationship between financial knowledge and observable financial behavior, college student financial behavior and financial satisfaction and well-being.
He has published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals including The Journal of Family and Economic Issues, International Journal of Obesity and financial planning journals. He has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Consumer Affairs and The Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning.
An article by Robb, Patryk Babiarz and Ann Woodyard (both from the University of Alabama) was one of three finalists for the Journal of Consumer Affairs Best Paper Award 2012. The article was “Family Decision Making and Resources Protection Adequacy.”
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