Business Administration Faculty
Professor Areerat (Poy) Lertchaipitak teaches finance and financial planning courses. She enjoys teaching in a variety of ways in order to benefit and appeal to students with different learning styles, and has teaching experience in both face-to-face and online classroom settings. Prof. Lertchaipitak is interested in conducting research in financial decision making, behavioral finance, financial satisfaction and financial literacy. Her goal is to help students learn about financial decisions and the importance of personal finance.
Currently, Prof. Lertchaipitak is a doctoral candidate in the personal financial planning department at Texas Tech University (TTU) and completing her dissertation, “Gender Differences in Search for Financial Information.” Prof. Lertchaipitak also has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand, and two master’s degrees, one in finance and economics from West Texas A&M and another in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University. She has received awards for her recruiting efforts, teaching excellence and volunteer service at TTU.