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Sharon A. DeVaney

Dr. DeVaney has been the Editor of the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal since 2009. She retired from Purdue University in 2008 after being on the faculty for 15 years. Her research focused on financial issues of older adults and retirement planning, including saving by the self-employed and household financial management, especially the use of credit. She received funding from the American Association of Retired Persons, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Endowment for Financial Education, the National Institute of Aging, and the Risk Management Agency. She has published 80 journal articles, 12 book chapters, and over 100 articles in conference proceedings. She has authored or coauthored six websites dealing with retirement and estate planning issues. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning and the Journal of Consumer Affairs. She received the BS and MS from South Dakota State University and the PhD from the Ohio State University. She is a Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and Distinguished Alumnus of South Dakota State University.