Jerry Gale, Ph.D., is professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. He is the director of the Family Therapy Doctoral Program, accredited by COAMFTE. He has been involved with FTA since its inception and co-hosted the second annual conference in Athens, Georgia. He has published on financial therapy, and for the last three years has taught a week long course on Relational Financial Therapy at the Nordhausen University in Nordhausen, Germany. He is a co-founder of the ASPIRE Clinic, which provides interdisciplinary services, including financial therapy.