Consumer Science teaching faculty member Christine Whelan is quoted about the largely unregulated nature of the wellness industry, saying that it’s often hard to tell whether an influencer is being deceptive or a product just doesn’t work for a particular person. Whelan said she expects more lawsuits against influencers and that updated Federal Trade Commission guidelines are a “warning flag” for the industry.
Professor of Consumer Science Nancy Wong discusses the pandemic’s impact on local economies, specifically on Madison hair salons. She describes how the pandemic encouraged a shift toward doing things yourself, which greatly impacted the service industry.
Consumer Science teaching faculty member Christine Whelan is quoted about the resurging popularity of going to the movie theater, as well as the appeal and importance of taking a new look at prominent figures from history and popular culture.
We are excited to welcome eight new faculty and three new instructional staff to campus this fall. Each department will add at least two faculty or instructional staff members, bringing a wealth of expertise and …
Story by Maddie Kranz x’24, UW–Madison student studying Community & Nonprofit Leadership and Art History Earlier this summer, UW–Madison and Howard University once again brought together leading and emerging scholars to help solve problems related …
Researcher Spotlights are Q&As that shine a light on School of Human Ecology faculty members’ unique scholarship and research interests. Yiwei Zhang is an assistant professor of Consumer Science. She is an applied microeconomist who …
Human Development & Family Studies Professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin and Consumer Science Assistant Professor Melody Harvey discuss how racial disparities in wealth accumulation are systemic and have long-lasting consequences that prevent people from building financial safety nets.
Consumer Science Professor J. Michael Collins offers his opinions and expertise in this round table on the Joint Finance Committee’s decision in mid-June 2023 to slash $32 million dollars from the UW System’s budget — about the same as what the system spends on diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
Consumer Science teaching faculty member Christine Whelan discusses the American culture of busyness and how we might break out of a “loneliness loop” by simply spending more time with one another.
Consumer Science Assistant Professor Melody Harvey provides context about payday loans and how borrowers use them. Harvey also explains the potential effects of St. Vincent de Paul’s microloan program.