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Dean Soyeon Shim

Dean Soyeon Shim

A true human ecologist, Dean Soyeon Shim holds three advanced degrees in Human Ecology, including a PhD from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville. For more than three decades she has been a leader in higher education and research, including her own APLUS work on young adults’ financial knowledge and well-being. Since taking the SoHE dean position in 2012, she has been a force on campus, launching numerous programs and initiatives for UW–Madison and beyond.

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Administrative Leadership

Academic Leadership

  • Janean Dilworth-BartAssociate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Phyllis Northway Faculty Fellow; Professor

  • Portrait of Cynthia Jasper in Nancy Nicholas Hall.

    Cynthia JasperVaughan Bascom Professor of Women and Philanthropy; Civil Society & Community Studies Department Chair; Professor Consumer Science

  • Heather KirkorianLaura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development, Department Chair; Faculty Director Child Development Lab, Associate Professor

  • Lauren M. PappAssociate Dean for Research, Vaughan Bascom Professor in Women, Family and Community, Professor

  • Portrait of Jung-hye in 100 Women Wall.

    Jung-hye ShinDesign Studies Chair, Interior Architecture Program Coordinator, Associate Professor, Faculty Director of Design Thinking

  • Nancy WongKohl's Chair in Retail Innovation; Department Chair; Professor