Lab Director


John E. Grable, Ph.D., CFP

Professor and Athletic Association Endowed Professor of Financial Planning

Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

University of Georgia

Professor John Grable teaches and conducts research in the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Georgia where he holds an Athletic Association Endowed Professorship. Prior to entering the academic profession, he worked as a pension/benefits administrator and later as an investment advisor in an asset management firm. Dr. Grable served as the founding editor for the Journal of Personal Finance,  co-founding editor of the Journal of Financial Therapy, and co-founding editor of Financial Planning Review. He is best known for his work in the areas of financial risk-tolerance assessment, behavioral financial planning, and evidence-based financial planning. He has been the recipient of several research and publication awards and grants, and is active in promoting the link between research and financial planning practice where he has published over 150 refereed papers and co-authored four financial planning textbooks.