Dr. Charlene M. Kalenkoski is Professor and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University. She also is the Director of the Retirement Planning and Living Research Initiative at Texas Tech University, Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, and Treasurer of the Society of Economics of the Household. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from The George Washington University in 2002. In her research she has examined time-diary data from the U.S., the U.K., and Australia to examine individuals' time-use decisions. Her current research focuses on retirement decisions and the caregiving responsibilities of older Americans.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2009.