Cynthia JasperVaughan Bascom Professor of Women and Philanthropy | Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies

My research interests include consumer behavior and management within the retailing settings, women and philanthropy, and succession and management issues in family businesses. I authored a publication entitled “Women’s Leadership in Philanthropy” for the Encyclopedia of Nonprofit Organizations. My past positions include chair of the Civil Society & Community Studies department, chair of the University of Wisconsin Library Committee, and treasurer of the American Council on Consumer Interests.

For a full list of publications, see Jasper’s CV.

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  • Civil Society & Community Studies

Degree Program

  • PhD Human Ecology: Civil Society & Community Research


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • BS, Northern Michigan University


Office: 4153 Nancy Nicholas Hall

Phone: 608-262-2384