Professor Oumtrakool joined Olivet College in fall 2016, teaching courses in personal financial planning and corporate finance. 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 earned his doctoral degree in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University in 2018. 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.