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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

  • Portrait of Janean Dilworth-Bart in a brightly lit room of windows by the 100 Women Wall of Honor at the School of Human Ecology

    Janean Dilworth-BartAssociate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Professor

  • Portrait of Carolee Dodge Francis, a Native American woman in a blue sapphire dress.

    Carolee Dodge FrancisEcology of Human Well-Being Professor; Department Chair

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

  • Portrait of Annette McDaniel, a white woman smiling, with curly grey hair, wearing a navy blue dress.

    Annette McDanielAssociate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Innovation, Kay Vaughn Innovation Fellow

  • Cliff RobbProfessor; Department Chair

  • Portrait of Jung-hye in 100 Women Wall.

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