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Dorothy Durband

Durband, Dorothy
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Texas Tech University
College of Human Sciences
Box 41162
Lubbock, TX 79409


Dorothy "Dottie" Durband is associate dean for academics and faculty and a professor of personal financial planning in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University.

She returned to Texas Tech after serving as director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University from July 2014 to July 2018. Prior to her work at K-State, Durband was a professor of personal financial planning, founding chair of the Department of Community, Family and Addiction Services, and founding director of the nationally recognized Red to Black® program at Texas Tech University.

Her work experience also includes providing financial counseling and financial education, employee training, special events planning, and fundraising for non-profit organizations. Her focus as an educator has been on teaching courses on money relationships, counseling and communication skills, research fund development, and pro bono financial planning.

Durband is an Accredited Financial Counselor and co-editor of two books: "Financial Counseling" and "Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development", both published by Springer.


Ph.D. in Resource Management, Virginia Tech, 2000
M.S. in Family Studies, Texas Woman's University, 1996
B.S. in Family Life and Environment, Louisiana State University, 1989