University of Charleston
Jacob Tenney
Contact Info

jacobtenney@ucwv.edu

304-357-4865

Assistant Professor and Director of Financial Planning

  • Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University
  • MBA, Brigham Young University
  • BS in Horticulture, Brigham Young University

Dissertation

  • Do perceptions reflect reality? Three essays exploring how perceptions are related to objective measures of financial well-being and knowledge.

Publications

  1. Tenney, Jacob A., and Charlene M. Kalenkoski. “Financial Ratios and Financial Satisfaction: Exploring Associations Between Objective and Subjective Measures of Financial Well-Being Among Older Americans.” Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning 30.2 (2019): 231-243.

Conference Contributions

  1. Tenney, J.A. and Kalenkoski C.M. 2017. What is Reality? A Look at How Subjective Perceptions of Financial Wellness Compare to Objective Measures for Older Americans (Oral Presentation), Academy of Financial Services Conference, Nashville, TN.
  2. Tenney, J.A. 2017. A Look at How Subjective Perceptions of Financial Wellness Compare to Objective Measures for Older Americans (Poster Session), American Council on Consumer Interests Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  3. Tenney, J.A. 2017. Boom or Bust: A Look at How Boomers’ Perceptions Compare to Reality (Poster Session), PFP Opportunity Days Research & Development Symposium, Texas Tech University
  4. Tenney, J.A. and Huston, S.J. 2016. Enhancing College Students’ Engagement with Their Personal Finances (Poster Session), PFP Opportunity Days Research & Development Symposium, Texas Tech University
  5. Tenney, J.A. and Huston, S.J. 2015. Engaging Students in Personal Finance (Poster Session), Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education Symposium, Jacksonville, FL

  • Financial Literacy
  • Horticulture
  • Nature
  • Hanging out with my children

I teach financial literacy in the School of Business and Leadership. My mission is to help students become more financially literate. I seek to accomplish this mission by spreading basic financial literacy skills across the university and across the greater Charleston area by engaging high school and college students in financial literacy. What I love about my work is that it applies to everyone! We all deal with finances and my job is to help individuals do it better! I encourage all students to consider taking a financial literacy course, my experience has been that students look back at their financial literacy course as one of the most applicable classes they take.

In addition to financial literacy, I am the director of financial planning at UC. My mission is to prepare students for successful careers in financial planning and related fields. I seek to accomplish this mission by providing quality education and preparation to become CFP® professionals and preparation for productive internships and jobs. Financial planning is a growing industry in need of high-quality professionals who will put the needs of their clients ahead of their own financial interest.