Faculty Profile for Dr. Kimberlee Davis

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Dr. Kimberlee Davis
Associate Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 101
phone: (512) 245-2155

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions. ― Unknown Author

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

Teaching Interests

Personal Finance
Introduction to Financial Planning
Risk Management and Insurance
Estate Planning
Retirement Planning

Research Interests

Investigating the process of managing money which includes expense tracking, investment, budgeting, banking, and taxes. It is also called investment management.

Establishing effective methods of rendering financial counseling to clients based on their financial situation.

Using behavioral economics, along with the related sub-field behavioral finance theory to determine the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on the economic decisions of individuals and the consequences of building personal net worth.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Davis, K., & Runyan, R. C. (2016). Personality Determinants of personal financial satisfaction: Explaining satisfaction with one’s personal finances using a hierarchical approach. Journal of Counseling and Planning, 27(1), 47–60.
  • Alexander, K. L., & Davis, K. (2015). FCS teacher’s perceptions of FCCLA. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 31(2), 8–23.
  • Davis, K., & Alexander, K. L. (2013). Secondary family and consumer sciences programs in the State of Texas: A descriptive study of the teachers and courses. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 31(1), 1–13.
  • Davis, K., & Hustvedt, G. (2012). It’s a matter of control: Saving for retirement. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3(2), 248–261.
  • Alexander, K., & Davis, K. (2011). Trends that FCS education should address: A delphi study reveals top 16. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 103(4), 30–37.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter. 2016
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Contribution to Research, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences. 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Family & Consumer Sciences National Honor Society Inductee, Phi Upsilon Omicron. 2003

Selected Grants

  • Davis, Kimberlee (Principal). CashCourse Reimbursement Program, $1000. (Funded: 2009). Grant.
  • Davis, Kimberlee, Allen, J (Co-Principal). Texas State University, Financial Literacy Initiative, Texas State Parents Association, $3000. (Funded: 2007). Grant.
  • Brown, Daniel A (Principal), Nava, Michael E (Co-Principal), Davis, Kimberlee (Co-Principal), Norton, Christine L. Mentoring and Academic Coaching (MAC): Foundations of Student Success at Texas State University, U.S. Department of Education Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program, Federal, $2992998. (Funded: October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Faculty Senate | Academic Standards Committee
August 2020-Present
Program Area Chair for Consumer Affairs
August 2019-Present
Provost and Academic Affairs | Financial Aid Advisory, Appeal, and Scholarship Awards Committee
August 2017-Present
School of Family & Consumer Sciences, Curriculum Committee
Faculty Senate | Suspension Appeals Committee
August 2020-August 2023