Cynthia JasperVaughan Bascom Professor of Women and Philanthropy; Civil Society & Community Studies Department Chair; Professor Consumer Science

Cynthia Jasper is currently chairing the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies. Dr. Jasper’s research interests include consumer behavior and management within the retailing settings, women and philanthropy, and succession and management issues in family businesses. She authored a publication entitled “Women’s Leadership in Philanthropy” for the Encyclopedia of Nonprofit Organizations. Her past positions include Chair of the University of Wisconsin Library Committee and treasurer of the American Council on Consumer Interests.

Portrait of Cynthia Jasper in Nancy Nicholas Hall.


  • Civil Society & Community Studies
  • Consumer Science

Degree Program

  • Civil Society & Community Research
  • Consumer Behavior and Family Economics


Office: 4153 Nancy Nicholas Hall

Phone: 608-262-2384