Major: Personal Finance Elston, a Los Angeles native and Posse Foundation scholarship recipient, switched from the Wisconsin School of Business into the School of Human Ecology’s Personal Finance for its smaller class size structure and …
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.
In 2019, well before the changes brought by the novel coronavirus, Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced the goal of providing comprehensive online degree programs for students who are unable to be on campus due to work, family, or other circumstances. This fall, in a first step toward that vision, students began logging on to earn UW–Madison’s first fully online degree: a Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance from the School of Human Ecology.
Currently the National Poverty Fellow at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, Harvey studies how public policies affect economically vulnerable populations in the U.S., with a focus on the effects of K-16 financial education on the financial outcomes of youth and young adults across different socioeconomic groups.
A Q&A with Dr. Cliff Robb, of Consumer Science, on UW–Madison’s personal finance major becoming an AFCPE® Registered Education Program.
Research: Youth involvement in Madison planning process | Teaching Poverty 101 workshop opens applications | Forbes notes SoHE’s Badger$ense program | Research: SoHE grad student publishes on increasing minority participation in cancer clinical trials | Grad student interviews Menominee forester for Edge Effects | Research: Spouse and caregiver roles and recognition | Badger Herald features Hartley’s Down Syndrome-Alzheimer’s research | Angus show a “wondrous environment”—plus, “Bugsgiving”! | Feedback survey for Day of the Dead Community Altar Project
“Intersections” show glowingly reviewed in The Isthmus | Major funding awarded to research financial vulnerability | Christine Whelan talks clothing rental | Jennifer Gaddis in Mother Jones | Jennifer Angus show opening soon in St. Pete
SoHE welcomes Drs. Yiwei Zhang, Mariaelena Huambachano, Brian McInnes, Megan Doherty Bea, and Alvin Thomas.
The personal finance major (SoHE ’20) is one of just twelve across the US to win the award.