The FINRA Investor Education Foundation Welcomes its Inaugural Class of Dissertation Completion Fellows
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation has selected its 2022-2023 class of Dissertation Completion Fellows. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship is designed to expand the pipeline of researchers from racial and ethnic backgrounds, offering fellowships to advanced doctoral candidates.
Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development
University of Louisville
Ms. Prather is a Graduate Assistant at the University of Louisville. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Murray State University and a master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
"The Phenomenon of Black Students' Perceptions of Student Loan Debt and How Financial Knowledge Influences Decisions"
Juan E. Gallardo
Ph.D. Candidate in Personal Financial Planning
Kansas State University
Mr. Gallardo is an instructor of finance and Director of the Texan Smart Financial Education Center at Tarleton State University. He received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in business administration and management from West Texas A&M University.
"Understanding Student Loans’ Contribution to Worry Regarding Finances"