Vickie L. Hampton, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University. She has authored numerous articles on career development and related issues in the financial planning profession, determinants of success on the CFP® Certification Examination, and financial planning benchmarks for measuring financial well-being of families. She has been active on national boards serving on the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Governors, the CFP Board of Examiners and the Council on Education, the Board of Trustees for the American College, the NEFE Academic Advisory Council, the Academy of Financial Services Board, and the Louisiana State University CFP Advisory Board. Hampton joined the Texas Tech faculty and the Center for Financial Responsibility in 1999. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Family and Consumption Economics at the University of Illinois - Urbana. Before coming to Texas Tech, she taught and conducted research at the University of Texas - Austin.