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Karrol A Kitt

Associate Professor Emeritus
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Specialize in the "business-side" of households; finance and management

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

CFP®, College of Financial Planning Financial Planning Denver, Colorado (1987)
Ph.D., Purdue University Family Economics & Management West Lafayette, Indiana (1978)
M.S., University of Nebraska Family Economics Lincoln, Nebraska (1973)
B.S., University of Nebraska Home Economics Lincoln, Nebraska (1969)

Research Interests

Karrol Kitt’s current research interests focus on insurance regulation and how develop consumer-friendly regulation across all lines of insurance. Specific areas of work that Dr. Kitt focuses on are 4 Annuity Buyer’s Guides including General Information Annuity Guide, Fixed Deferred Annuity Guide, Fixed Index Deferred Annuity Guide, and Variable Deferred Annuity Guide. She is also writing by small group a CIPR Life White Paper to reflect current trends in the life insurance market. For P&C (Property & Casualty) lines of insurance, her effort is disclosure, specifically transparency and readability of insurance policies.

Select Publications

Kitt, K. (2010). Abstract in 2010 EFERMA Proceedings for the National Conference. Who Says? The Use of Peer Review by Public and Private Organizations to Create “Unbiased” Consumer Education Materials”. http://mrupured.myweb.uga.edu/proceedings2010.shtml

Kitt, K. & Greninger, S. A. (2007). Employee Motivation & Knowledge as Determinants of Participation in Long-Term Disability Income Plan. Western Family Economics Association Conference Proceedings.

  • Outstanding Faculty Fellow Award by The University of Texas Division of Housing & Food Service 2006-2007).
  • Natural Sciences Council 2006 Faculty Service Award given in recognition of outstanding service to students in the College of Natural Sciences (April 2006)
  • President of the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE) (2004) Served as President-Elect in 2003 and Past-President in 2005
  • Faculty Fellow Award for the Faculty Fellow Program, UT Division of Housing & Food Service (2003-2004)
  • Teacher of the Year Award (tenured faculty), Human Ecology Department (1995)
  • Eyes of Texas Excellence Award, The University of Texas at Austin (Spring 1993)
  • 1st Place Award for the Outstanding Journal Article published in Financial Counseling and Planning, the research journal of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (1993)
  • 1st Place Award for Research Paper Competition of the International Association of Financial Planners Foundation (1985)
  • Award of Excellence, Omicron Nu Upsilon Chapter (1982)
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society (1972; Life membership)

Teach Personal & Family Finance (HDF 322) and Famiy Resource Management (HDF 312)