Robert Flashman

Extension Professor
Phone (859) 257-7758
Fax (859) 257-3212

Family Sciences
304 A Funkhouser Building
Lexington KY 40506-0054

Curriculum Vitae
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Professional Profile

Dr. Flashman is a State Specialist in Family Resource Management with the UK Cooperative Extension Service. He is State Coordinator for the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) in Kentucky, for which he develops weekly financial lessons distributed to more than 360 educators via an email listserv. These weekly lessons received the 2003 First Place Team Award for Program Initiative from the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. In addition, Kentucky's HSFPP Web site won the 2003 First Place Southern Regional Team Award related to the USDA's National Initiative on Financial Literacy.
Dr. Flashman also received the USDA 2000 Impact Award in 1990 for the Fayette Financial Counseling Service, in recognition of an exemplary program in the area of economic well-being. He was co-director of the SOS Learning Network Program. This program won three first place awards and was highlighted in a special networking issue of The Futurist.

Dr. Flashman is an Editorial Board member for The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, for which he received the Distinguished Service Award in 1999. He also consults with the Kentucky Office of Insurance and the Kentucky Attorney General's Office and has worked with the Kentucky Legislature on legislation affecting consumers.

His current program development thrust is an interactive investment Web site for teenagers, titled Future 4-H Millionaire Club, sponsored by the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Course Instruction

FAM 759: Financial Education Resources and Research


Family Resource Management
Predatory lending practices


Ph.D., Family Resource Management, Ohio State University, 1976
M.S., Finance & Consumer Economics, Kansas State University, 1972
B.S., Applied Economics & Political Science, Kansas State University, 1970