Oscar J. Solis

Oscar J. Solis

Collegiate Associate Professor

Office

211 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-8515

Email

ojsolis@vt.edu

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Expertise

  • Personal Finance
  • Financial Counseling
  • Debt Management

Professional Activities

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)
  • Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)
  • Financial Planning Association (FPA)
  • Financial Planning Association: Central Virginia Chapter    
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

 

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University, 2011
  • M.S. in Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University, 2010
  • M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas Tech University, 2001
  • B.B.A. in General Business, Texas Tech University, 1999

Awards and Honors

2018  Certificate of Teaching Excellence

2018  Large Class Faculty Study Group

2018  Collegiate Faculty Study Group

2017  Pedagogy in Practice - Recognition for Teaching Excellence

2017  Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator, AAFCS

2016  Teacher of the Week (Week of March 20-26)

2016  Large Class Certificate

2014  Master Online Instructor Certificate

2014  New Faculty / Early Career Teaching Certificate

2011  Service Award for Graduate Student Initiatives – Texas Tech University

Selected Publications

Articles

Turner, W. D., & Solis, O. (Forthcoming). The misnomers of differentiating instruction in large classes. Journal of Effective Teaching.

Solis, O., & Ferguson, R. (2017). Student loan and credit card debt and its impact on undergraduate student financial satisfaction. College Student Journal, 51(3).

Turner, W., Solis, O., & Kincade, D. H. (2017). Differentiated instruction for large classes in higher education. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 29(3), 490-500.

Solis, O., & Turner, W. D. (2017). Building positive student-instructor interactions: Engaging students through caring leadership in the classroom. Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, 1(1), 23-27.

Solis, O., & Turner, W. D. (2016). Strategies for building positive student-instructor interactions in large classes. Journal of Effective Teaching, 16(1), 36-51.

Solis, O., & Durband, D. (2015). Financial support and its impact on undergraduate student financial satisfaction. College Student Journal, 49(1), 93-105.

Solis, O., Ferguson, R., Villareal, V., & Bagwell, D. C. (2004). Student financial aid: A review of literature. Journal of Personal Finance, 3(1), 73-81.

Presentations

Solis, O., Roedger, M., & Huang, J. (2018). Engaging students in a large consumer finance course: Moving toward hands-on experiences. Conference on Teaching Large Classes, CIDER, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Turner, W., & Solis, O. (2016). Quiet please: Are you kidding me? The 46th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL), Salt Lake City, Utah.

Turner, W., & Solis, O. (2016). Storytelling and calling names. The Second Annual Conference on Teaching Large Classes, CIDER, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Solis, O., & Turner, W. (2016). From “sit down and shut up” to big classrooms, big camaraderie. The Eighth Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, CIDER, Blacksburg, Virginia.