Kathryn Carroll

Graduate student Kathryn Carroll

Title/Department: BRITE Lab Manager & PhD Candidate

Office: 2117 Nancy Nicholas Hall

Email: kcarroll3@wisc.edu

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I am currently on the job market and expect my degree during the 2017-2018 academic year.


I am a PhD candidate in Consumer Behavior and Family Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I serve as Lab Manager for the Behavioral Research Insights Through Experiments (BRITE) Lab, an interdisciplinary campus research facility for social sciences.

I use experiments to examine questions in the area of consumer and purveyor decision making, as it relates to food choice, product marketing, and health/nutrition. My work is designed to address real-world problems, with the goal of providing useful information for individuals, farmers/producers, policy makers, and retailers.

Education and Relevant Experience

Prior to joining UW-Madison, I completed a M.S. in Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of Delaware, and previously worked as an Extension Educator at Delaware State University.

Awards and Recognitions

American Council on Consumer Interests: Consumer Movement Archives Applied Consumer Economics (Student Paper) Award, 2017

Produce for Better Health Foundation Research Grant (Dissertation grant, A. Samek & L. Zepeda as faculty PIs), 2015-2016 ($15,000)

Applebaum Award for Outstanding M.S. Thesis, Food Distribution Research Society, 2011