Andrew Scott, assistant professor of finance, recently won an award at the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) annual symposium. Scott was the lead author on a paper that won the Outstanding Symposium (Doctoral) Student Paper Award.
The paper focused on a study that tested the effectiveness of peer-based financial counseling in changing subjective and objective financial knowledge. The authors examined mean differences in financial knowledge scores from a financial counseling intake survey to a two-month follow-up survey and found that financial counseling had positive effects on financial knowledge. Read more about the paper.
Scott is pursuing his Ph.D. at Kansas State University. He’s studying at the Institute of Personal Financial Planning.