Department of Finance - Professor
Frances Cogle Lawrence
Ourso Professorship of Communication Studies #1
CFP Advisor, Department of Finance
CFP Program - Professor
CFP Program - Director
4070 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
|Ph D Consumer Economics, Florida State University, 1977|
MS Consumer Economics, Florida State University, 1975
BS Management, Housing, and Family Development, Virginia Tech, 1970
|FIN 1060 - PERSONAL MONEY MGT|
FIN 3060 - FINANCIAL PLANNING
FIN 3910 - TOP IN FINANCE
FIN 3930 - FINANCE INTERNSHIP
FIN 7900 - IND STUDY IN FIN
FIN 7930 - FINANCE INTERNSHIP
|Fellow - Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP), Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECAC) , 2013|
|Teaching Interest: Financial Planning, Personal Financial Management|
|Research Interest: Financial Planning, Poverty, Earned Income Tax Credit|
|Journal of Financial Planning|
Journal of Consumer Education
Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning
Professional and Service Activities
|Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, Member|
Volunteer Health Corps of Baton Rouge Advising Committee, Chair
Academy of Financial Services, Member
Society of Financial Services Professionals, Member
Financial Planning Association, Board Member
|Dr. Lawrence is the associate dean of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business and holds both the Gerald Cire and Lena Grand Williams Alumni Professorship and the Ourso Professorship of Communication Studies. As a member of the college’s Department of Finance, she conducts research related to poverty and the earned income tax credit, teaches financial planning courses, and is the director of the CFP Board-Registered Program. Additionally, she serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, the Journal of Financial Planning, and the Journal of Consumer Education.
Dr. Lawrence was instrumental in developing LSU’s Student Financial Management Center and is now a consultant to the center. She serves on various university committees including the University Planning Committee, the LSU Discover Undergraduate Research College Advisory Board, the LSU Communication Across the Curriculum Advisory Council, and the LSU Creative Initiatives Task Force. She has completed two terms on the Faculty Senate and three terms on the Athletic Council.
Her expertise has been recognized by numerous awards, including the LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award. She has held various leadership positions in honorary organizations, such as Phi Kappa Phi and Gamma Sigma Delta, and in professional societies such as the Academy of Financial Services, Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, the Financial Planning Association, and the Society of Financial Services Professionals.
Dr. Lawrence is also involved in the local community and serves on the board of directors of the Financial Planning Association of Baton Rouge and is a member of the Baton Rouge Rotary. Her philanthropic endeavors relate to cancer research and cancer education.
Dr. Lawrence earned her B.S. from Virginia Tech. Her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees were from Florida State University where she received the Centennial Laureate Award.
Employed by LSU since:
|July 1977 |