Deanna L. Sharpe, PhD, CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS®

Associate Professor

Financial Planning

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-9652
Address 127 Mumford Hall
Website Personal Financial Planning faculty page
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  • PhD, Family Resource Management, Iowa State University
  • MS, Economics, Iowa State University
  • BS, Economics, Southwest Missouri State University


Deanna Sharpe’s research examines factors affecting later life financial and economic well-being. She has provided professional service to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Educators, and the American Council on Consumer Interests and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Family and Economic Issues, the Journal of Financial Planning and Counseling, and the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.


  • FINPLN 4187/7187 – Financial Planning: Tax Planning
  • FINPLN 4380 – Assessing the American Dream
  • FINPLN 4386/7386 – Financial Planning: Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning
  • FINPLN 7183 – Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning
  • FINPLN 7380 – Assessing the American Dream
  • FINPLN 8483 – Family Economics