Martin, Terrance Kieron
Assistant Professor - Personal Financial Planning
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

From the twin island Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, Dr. Terrance Martin is an assistant professor of Financial Planning at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Previously, Dr. Martin was an assistant professor of Finance at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Martin teaches courses in personal finacnial planning. His teaching philosophy is shaped by a quote from William Ward, “the mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” He believes a teacher should aim to inspire. Using this quote, Dr. Martin structures his classes in a manner that fosters discussion in order to engage students so that they can maximize their participation in the classroom.His teaching experience spans over 7 years; and he has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. His love of teaching led him to pursue continued training in online and hybring classroom management.  Additionally, he has done several TV interviews for affiliate stations such as FOX, Entravision, ABC, and even TBN.  While there he advocated for improved financial literacy and has raised over $100,000 in fours years to help support his efforts of improving financial decisions among low income individuals.

Dr. Martin's research focuses on financial advice and financial decision making and has been featured on, CNBC, CNN Money, Yahoo Finance, WalletHub, the Wallstreet Journal as well several newspapers and magazines across the United States of America.

Recent Publications:

Martin, T., Guillemette, M., Urgel, F.* (2018). Disability and Retirement Decisions. Applied Economic Letters.

Martin, T., Guillemette, M., Browning, C. (2016). Time Preference and Retirement Strategies.Applied Economics Letters.

Guillemette, M., Martin, T., Cummings, B., James, R. (2016). Determinants of the stated probability of purchase for longevity insurance. Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurnace: Issues and Practice.

 Guillemette, M., Martin, T., Gibson, P. (2015). Investor Sophistication and Target-Date Fund Investing. Journal of Retirement.

 Guillemtte, M., Hussein, M., Phillips, G. Michael, Martin, T. (2015). Minority household size and the life insurance purchase decision. Financial Services Review.

 Martin, T., Finke, M. (2014). A comparison of retirement strategies and advisory value. Journal of Financial Planning.

 Martin, T., FInke, M., Gibson, P. (2014). Race, Trust, and Retirement Decisions. Journal of Personal Finance.

Dr. Martin is also the founder of Tranquility Financial Group, a registered investment advisory firm licensed in Texas and Louisianna.