As the first black Ph.D. recipient for Personal Financial Planning in the profession, Dr. Loving has dedicated his life to making financial planning more accessible and to diversify research.
Ajamu Loving, PhD.
Dr. Ajamu Loving serves as Assistant Professor of Finance at The University of North Texas at Dallas. He is responsible for teaching finance courses in the fields of Investments, Fundamentals of Finance, Financial Liquidity, and Financial Markets and Institutions.
Prior to his appointment at the University of North Texas at Dallas, Dr. Loving served as the Director of Academic Partnerships at the American College of Financial Services. His responsibilities included creating and coordinating relationships between Colleges and Universities and The American College to
increase the availability of financial services education in academia.
Prior to his appointment at The American College, Dr. Loving was Assistant Professor of Finance at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He served as Chairman of the Learning and Teaching committee and was responsible for coordinating business program academic assessment for the University (SACS) as well as
the College of Business (AACSB). He was responsible for redesigning the assessment process for the COB to successfully retain AACSB status. The committee also oversaw the management of curriculum for college and implemented changes to keep the academic programs current and challenging. Dr. Loving taught courses in Personal Finance, Investments, Derivatives, and Corporate Finance, and served as the departmental undergraduate advisor for students.
He has published articles in The Review of Black Political Economy, The Journal of Housing and The Built Environment, and GSTF Business Review. His research focuses primarily on wealth building in minority populations.
Before academia Dr. Loving was a financial consultant at LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America) in Chicago, IL. He worked in a bank branch providing investment and insurance advice to bank clientele and seminars for the community and surrounding businesses.
Dr. Loving earned his Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University where he was an AT&T Chancellor’s fellow and a B.A. from Morehouse College cum laude where he majored in Economics and minored in Mathematics.