- Personal Finance
- Financial Counseling
- Debt Management
- 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)
- 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
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.
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.