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Professor Oumtrakool joins Olivet this fall in the financial planning program, teaching courses on fundamentals of financial planning, investments and income taxation. He enjoys teaching because it allows him to witness firsthand and influence the ways in which students change and grow into positive and ethical financial planning professionals.
Oumtrakool earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Kasetsart University in Thailand before earning two master’s degrees, one in finance and economics from West Texas A&M University and another in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University. Oumtrakool is a doctoral candidate in personal financial planning at Texas Tech University. He has researched time use and well-being of retirees (the topic of his dissertation), retirement income and consumption, behavioral finance and portfolio allocation decisions of retirees. Oumtrakool’s research has been published in several papers, he has been featured as a speaker at many conferences and has been recognized for service to the community.
Lertchaipitak and Oumtrakool, originally from Thailand, bring an international perspective on business to the college as well as a strong interest in recruiting international students and leading study-abroad courses. The couple welcomed a new baby girl, Rory, this summer.