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Sonya Lutter

Lutter, Sonya
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Kansas State University
303 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506

University Profile

Programs involvement
Family and Community Services Master's Degree - Department Chair
Youth Development Graduate Programs - Department Chair


Sonya Lutter, Ph.D., CFP® is professor and head of the Department of Applied Human Sciences. She holds degrees from Kansas State University and Texas Tech University in marriage and family therapy and financial planning. Her research has been featured in news outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, and Yahoo! Finance. Lutter and her colleagues won the Best Theoretical research paper award at the national Financial Planning Association meeting two years in a row on topics related to Savers & Spenders and The Financial Implications of Cohabitation.


Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University, 2010
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State University, 2005
B.S. in Personal Financial Planning, Kansas State University, 2003