When Trisha Chanda arrived in Madison, Wisconsin to begin her studies as a School of Human Ecology PhD student, it was her first time in the United States. Nearly 8,000 miles away from her hometown …
Consumer Behavior & Marketplace Studies
Lessons from the C-Suite
Written by Sandra Knisely Barnidge (Journalism, MA’13, ’09) Photos by Andy Manis Three School of Human Ecology Retailing and Consumer Affairs in Business alumnae offer advice and inspiration to the next generation of retail entrepreneurs. …
Students connect with retail professionals in New York City
Why did 40 students travel to New York City in January? To learn first-hand about the retailing landscape and connect with alumni of Human Ecology’s outstanding program. The Student Retail Association’s trip allowed students to participate …
Whelan: Madison among the happiest cities in the U.S.
Does Access to Bank Accounts as a Minor Improve Financial Capability?
This study co-authored by Professor Michael Collins and published by the Federal Reserve, shows policies that permit access to independently-owned accounts increase account ownership at age 16 through age 19, although by age 24 those …
Robb explains why Halloween spending is up
Trick or treat? Associate Professor Cliff Robb, Department of Consumer Science says it’s likely more people are planning to host or attend events this year. Another reason for higher spending is more adults without children …
SoHE Launches Online Undergraduate Degree in Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies
Even while welcoming students to UW’s very first online undergraduate degree this past fall in Personal Finance, SoHE was gearing up to launch a second offering for non-residential students. The new program expands the pool of students who can join the university’s world-class community of learning.
Thomas & Wong Present to Hundreds of Alumni in UW Now Livestream
Dr. Alvin Thomas discussed Black men’s mental health and Dr. Nancy Wong the future of consumer behavior in two virtual discussions, hosted by Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, that drew hundreds of alumni audience members in recent weeks.
SoHE News & Events: Mar 13–26
SoHE and Extension experts advise on family finances in COVID-19 crisis | DiPrete Brown promotes COVID-19 survey for Wisconsin | Whelan shares tips for mental health under safer-at-home guidance | Keeler profiled in Badger Insider | Addo on the value of a writing community | Shim APLUS research featured on PsychCentral | Outside Magazine highlights Raison’s heat therapy research | Badger$ense covers credit scores for Badger Herald | CFS research cited in Motley Fool | Hartley on parent-child relationships in families with children on the autism spectrum | Shim on young adults’ relationship choices and financial resources | Hilgendorf and Moore on collaborative health equity evaluation models | Ahrens on multiple internships for college students
Three SoHE Faculty Earn Tenure
Congratulations to Fenaba Addo, Carolee Dodge Francis, and Marianne Fairbanks!