Martie Gillen, PhD
Family & Consumer Economics for Older Adults
3028A McCarty Hall D
Phone: (352) 392-0404
Dr. Gillen joined the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences in June of 2011. Her appointment is 70% teaching and 30% extension.
She has a BA in Business Administration from Morehead State University and a MBA from Sullivan University. She earned her Doctorate in Family Studies from the University of Kentucky. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics from the University of Kentucky.
Prior to joining the Department, she served as an Assistant Dean for Finance and Center Administration in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. Her recent projects include: Post Secondary – Successful Transitions funded by the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services. This project provided supportive services to University of Kentucky students who are welfare recipients with achieving educational goals and life skills. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Gillen has assisted the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program by preparing tax returns for low income families and taught tax law to volunteers. She has also served as a grant reviewer and invited presenter for United Way.
Dr. Gillen’s research interests include personal and family finance, consumer economics, older adults, Social Security retirement benefits, employment, financial social work, and innovative post-secondary education models.
Dr. Gillen will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of personal and family finance and research methods.