Professor Randy Kemnitz, PhD, is no stranger to finances and fiscal planning.
As a child, Kemnitz remembers his mother, a bookkeeper, telling him how important it was that people learn to manage their own finances. As an adult, Kemnitz went on to earn his master’s degree from the College for Financial Planning and became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate in personal financial planning through Kansas State University.
According to Kemnitz, Johnson & Wales University’s unique focus on faculty members having practical industry experience was one of the things that lead him to become an adjunct professor here.
“In my experience at Johnson & Wales, being able to apply actual practical experience into the educational environment is one of the things that is valued,” he said.
Kemnitz, an online instructor, said he brings real stories from his professional experiences into the online classroom to show students what financial planning looks like in the business world.
For example, one of the stories he tells in the risk and insurance management course he teaches is about a company he once worked for that sold kidnap and ransom insurance.
“Most people don’t know it exists,” he said. “But it’s very interesting and once you get into it, you realize what it does.”
For more information on Kemnitz, and how he brings his professional experience online, watch the video below: