Meghaan Lurtz

Professor of Practice

Contact Information


Courses I Teach

  • PFP 320 - Applied Behavioral Finance
  • PFP 456/756 - Financial Counseling and Communication
  • PFP 768 - Introduction to Financial Therapy
  • PFP 771 - Financial Therapy Theory & Research


  • Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning, Kansas State University
  • M.S. in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational, Capella University
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Kansas

Credentials and/or Certifications

  • Certified Financial Behavior Specialist® (FBS®)

Professional Biography

Dr. Meghaan Lurtz is a leading global expert on the psychology of financial planning. A dedicated educator, she is a Professor of Practice at Kansas State University teaching in the Advanced Financial Planning and Financial Therapy Certificate Programs. She is also a lecturer at Columbia University, where she teaches Financial Psychology. She currently serves on multiple financial technology boards bringing together finances and mental health. She is an active researcher, writer and an ongoing contributor to the Kitces platform, writing about the intersection of money, advice, and wellbeing.

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