Koochel, Emily M.S.


Koochel, Emily M.S.

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Assistant Professor


  • 2011 B. S. Personal Financial Planning, Kansas State University
  • 2013 M.S. Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University
  • 2017 M.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Kansas State University
  • Current Ph.D. Candidate Applied Family Science, Kansas State University

Areas of Interest

  • Transparency, communication, socialization, and trust as they relate to finances and couples.
  • Financial management and decision making of individuals and couples.
  • Pre- and post- marital financial counseling/education.

Emily Koochel is a Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Family Science program at Kansas State University. Coupled with her Master’s in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University her research interest is centered on financial transparency among intimate partners and the role of financial socialization, communication, and trust. This multidisciplinary approach focuses on generating and disseminating preventative and intervention financial education programs for couples and families and informing practitioners and researchers of best practice. 

Koochel has previous experience in the financial industry, serving as a financial counselor, and developing financial education and curriculum for couples and students. She maintains active memberships with the Association for Financial Counseling Planning Education (AFCPE), Financial Therapy Association (FTA), and National Counsel on Family Relations (NCFR). 

Koochel currently teaches undergraduate courses in Personal Finance, HDFS 238 and Family Resource Management, HDFS 454. In addition, she is a part of the department financial education initiatives “Go for the Green”, orientation sessions for incoming freshman, and Money Smart Week, a university initiative to raise awareness of financial literacy among students.