Kristy BurkholderTeaching Faculty, Human Development & Family Studies

I am part of a dedicated team of advising professionals that is charged with enhancing the future academic and professional success of students in the School of Human Ecology.  I am deeply committed to students in the school because of my passion for student development, my commitment to providing high-impact educational experiences, and my strong belief in the value of career and leadership education for cultivating life-long learning and professional success. I have tremendous appreciation of the value of a Human Ecology degree and the mission of the School of Human Ecology after earning a PhD in Human Development & Family Studies from the school. Whether I am teaching students in the classroom or during advising sessions, I thrive on seeing students grow, succeed, and give back as community members and engaged alumni.

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  • Human Development & Family Studies

Degree Program

  • BS Human Development & Family Studies


  • PhD, Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison


Office: 4117 Nancy Nicholas Hall

Phone: 608-890-2588