Research Collaboration & Student Exchange Opportunities with Kansas State University

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Presenter:  Professor Dorothy Durband, Director, School of Family Studies & Human Services, Kansas State University

Date: Jun 23, 2016

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468

Location:  Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University (Casuarina Campus – Darwin), Yellow building 1, level 2, room 48

Target audience:  CDU staff and students are encouraged to attend

Please RSVP by noon Wednesday 22 June via

About Professor Durband
Biographical Sketch - 2016
Dr. Dorothy (Dottie) Durband is a Professor and the Director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. Prior to serving in her current administrative role, she 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 for 14 years.

Her work experience includes providing financial counselling and financial education, employee training, special events planning, and fund raising for non-profit organizations. Her focus as an educator has been on teaching courses on money relationships, counselling and communication skills, research fund development and pro bono financial planning. Dottie is an Accredited Financial Counsellor.

Durband received the Texas Tech University Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award- the university’s highest teaching honor. Her research has focused on understanding and describing attributes and behaviours of individuals with regard to their personal finances. Durband is the co- editor of the book Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development and is working on a book on integrative evidence-based financial counselling skills for release in 2017.

She received a doctorate in resource management from Virginia Tech, a master's degree in Family Studies from Texas Woman's University and a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University.