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January 22, 2020

FPA appoints new academic editor for the Journal of Financial Planning

Submitted by College of Health and Human Sciences

Stuart Heckman

The Financial Planning Association and the Journal of Financial Planning have announced Stuart J. Heckman, associate professor and the director of the personal financial planning doctoral program, as the new academic editor of the award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning effective Jan. 1.

The Journal of Financial Planning is published monthly and focuses on expanding the body of knowledge in the financial planning profession. Launched in 1979, the journal features thought-provoking articles, interviews, columns and peer-reviewed technical contributions that are directly beneficial to financial planners and their work. 

"Stu's extensive knowledge and experience as an academic in the profession will be invaluable to uphold the high standard of content published by the Journal each month," said FPA executive director/CEO Lauren M. Schadle. "I'm pleased to welcome Stu as the academic editor of the Journal and look forward to seeing the positive impact he will have on the Journal over the next two years." 

Heckman will serve a two-year term. In his new role, Heckman will review and evaluate viable research manuscripts to determine if they proceed to the journal's double-blind peer-review process. He will also provide guidance to the journal staff with the intent of publishing the best research possible.  

Heckman is passionate about elevating financial planning, research and education. Recipient of FPA’s Best Research Award, he serves on editorial boards of Financial Planning Review and Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. His research has also been featured in numerous publications including Financial Services Review, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning and more. He stays connected to the profession by working as a financial planner with the fee-only financial planning firm, CGN Advisors, based in Manhattan, Kansas. Heckman follows Barbara O'Neill, who concluded her term as academic editor on Dec. 31, 2019. 

"The Journal of Financial Planning has a critical role to play in providing the financial planning profession with rigorous research that is relevant to practitioners and that ultimately promotes the financial well-being of consumers," Heckman said. "I am thrilled to be involved with this process and look forward to doing my part to help advance the profession."  

The Financial Planning Association is the principal membership organization for certified financial plannerprofessionals, educators, financial services professionals and students who are committed to elevating the profession that transforms lives through the power of financial planning. Through a collaborative effort to provide members with professional education, business support, advocacy and community, FPA advances financial planning practitioners through every phase of their careers, from novice to master to leader of the profession. Learn more about FPA at OneFPA.org and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/fpassociation

First published in 1979, the mission of the Journal of Financial Planning is to expand the body of knowledge of the financial planning profession. With monthly feature articles, interviews, columns, and peer-reviewed technical contributions, the Journal's content is dynamic, innovative, thought-provoking, and directly beneficial to financial planners in their work. Learn more at FPAJournal.org.

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