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Deanna Sharpe

Sharpe, Deanna
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University of Missouri
239 Stanley Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Program involvement
Family Financial Planning Graduate Programs - Instructor


Deanna L. Sharpe, CFP®, is an associate professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning at the University of Missouri--Columbia. She earned her master's degree in economics and doctorate in family resource management from Iowa State University. Her teaching and research focus on factors affecting later life economic well-being, including labor supply, family resource management, financial planning, consumer expenditure patterns, and retirement savings behavior.

She has also investigated trust and commitment to financial planner/client relationships. Five times she has won outstanding research awards. She is a past board member of the American Council on Consumer Interests and the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education. She has served on the Certified Financial Planner™ exam review team and the Certified Financial Planner™ Board of Standards education task force. She was an invited participant to the National Symposium on Financial Education Research sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.



Ph.D. in Family Resource Management, Iowa State University, 1988
M.S. in Economics, Iowa State University, 1986
B.S. in Economics (Comprehensive), Southwest Missouri State University, 1977