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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

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    Janean Dilworth-BartAssociate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education | Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

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    Carolee Dodge FrancisEcology of Human Well-Being (EcoWell) Professor | Department Chair and Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies

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    Heather KirkorianLaura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development | Department Chair and Professor of Human Development & Family Studies | Faculty Director of the Child Development Lab

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    Annette McDanielAssociate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Innovation | Kay Vaughan Innovation Fellow

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    Cliff RobbLorna Jorgenson Wendt Professor in Money, Relationships & Equality (MORE) | Department Chair and Professor of Consumer Science

  • Portrait of Jung-hye, an Asian woman in a black blazer smiling, in front of the 100 Women Wall.

    Jung-hye ShinDepartment Chair and Professor of Design Studies | Faculty Director of the Design Thinking Program | Interior Architecture Program Coordinator

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    Nancy WongKohl's Chair in Retail Innovation | Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs | Professor of Consumer Science