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Robin HenagerRobin Henager

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3585
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 310C
Email: rhenager-greene@whitworth.edu

Dr. Henager is an award winning researcher and has taught at Whitworth since 2014, initially as a visiting scholar before joining the faculty. Her expertise and passion are in the areas of microeconomics, consumer decision making, and personal financial planning. Her research focuses on financial literacy, financial education, and financial behaviors that may be impacted by levels of financial literacy. Recent research also includes the relationship between student loans and financial wellness. She also currently holds a three-year appointment as Graduate Faculty at the University of Alabama.

Education

Ph.D., University of Georgia

M.B.A., Brenau University

B.A., Eastern Washington University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2015

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Research: Financial literacy, financial education, saving behavior, student loans

Coursework: Microeconomics, econometrics, finance, risk management, and financial statement analysis, personal finance

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include: 

  • Henager, R., & Mauldin, T. (2015). Financial literacy: The relationship to savings in low- to moderate-income households. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 44, Issue 1
  • Henager, R. & Cude, B. J. (2014). How financial literacy influences long- and short-term financial behaviors in different age cohorts. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, July 2016. Journal Article Award Winner for 2016 for the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education.
  • Mauldin, T., Henager, R., Bowen, C. F., Cheang, M. (2014). Facilitators and barriers to savings behavior. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, November 2016.

Presentations include:

  • Henager, R., Danns, D, & Fischer, A. (2017). Financial literacy and confidence in the ability to fund an unexpected need. The American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) Annual Conference.
  • Kim, K. T., Wilmarth, M.J., & Henager, R. (2017). Exploring financial behaviors and attitudes of low income households in the United States. The American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) Annual Conference.
  • Heo, W., Park, N., Henager, R. (2016). Are We Depressed because of Our Jobs? Depression and Coping among Finance Workers and non-Finance Workers. Academy of Financial Services Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 2016.
  • Heo, W., Henager, R., & Park, N. (2016) What do Financial Planning Associations Communicate to Consumers? Different Dialogue among Financial Planning Associations and News Articles. Academy of Financial Services Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 2016.
  • Henager, R., Wilmarth, M., & Mauldin, T. (2016). The relationship between student loan debt and financial wellness. The American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) Annual Conference.

Honors

  • 2016 Journal Article Award winner for the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (JFCP) and the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). Henager, R. & Cude, B. J. (2016). Financial literacy and long- and short-term financial behavior in different age groups. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, Vol. 27, Issue 1, 1–17.

In addition:

  • Dr. Henager founded and leads the Peer Financial Counseling and Education Program begun at Whitworth 2015-2016. A student outreach program teaching personal finance to students.