Martin Seay, Ph.D., CFP®
Martin Seay, Ph.D., CFP® serves as department head and professor of personal financial planning at Kansas State University, where he teaches in the CFP Board-registered undergraduate and Ph.D. programs.
Martin’s research focuses on borrowing decisions, how psychological characteristics shape financial behavior, and how consumers seek and use financial advice. His research has been recognized with the 2014, 2017, and 2019 FPA Annual Conference Research Paper Awards, the 2016 CFP Board's ACCI Financial Planning Award, and the 2016 Montgomery-Warschauer Award.
Martin was recognized with the Distinguished Financial Planning Alumnus Award by the University of Georgia in 2021 and selected as a member of the 2020 InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 class. He previously served as president of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Board in 2020 and served as the past president.
Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Family Financial Planning, both from the University of Georgia. He earned his CFP® certification in 2014.