Sarah Asebedo Ph.D., CFP®

Texas Tech University Sarah D. Asebedo, Ph.D., CFP®, is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Life Centered Financial Planning certificate at Texas Tech University. Her practice, research, and teaching experience has resulted in several industry awards including the 2016 Montgomery-Warschauer Award (FPA/JFP), 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Award (Investment News), and 2014, 2017, & 2018 Best Research Award (FPA/JFP). Dr. Asebedo is a Past-President of the Financial Therapy Association and earned her Ph.D. from Kansas State University.

About this speaker

Dr. Sarah D. Asebedo, Ph.D., CFP®, is an experienced researcher, teacher, and practitioner in financial planning. Her goal is to connect research and practice through evidence-based methods that advance the financial planning profession and equip advisors to excel in client relationships. She is currently spearheading research focused on the application of positive psychology to financial planning, financial self-efficacy and the psychosocial environment, and the financial planner/client interaction. Her work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Financial Therapy, and Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, among others. Her work has been recognized with the 2016 Montgomery-Warschauer Award (FPA/JFP); 2014, 2017, & 2018 Best Research Award (FPA/JFP); 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Award (Investment News); 2017 AARP Public Policy Institute Financial Services and the Older Consumer Award (ACCI); and the 2017 Robert O. Hermann Outstanding Dissertation Award (ACCI). Sarah is a current board member and past-president of the Financial Therapy Association. She earned her Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University.


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Sarah Asebedo