Celebrating Wisconsin’s first Indigeneous Peoples Day | SoHE student founds group to diversify design industry | Shim examines impacts of student debt | Bartfeld finds free school meals improves elementary attendance | Two SoHE artists at MMoCA Triennial show, opening Friday | Jennifer Angus show now open | Food politics panel, including Gaddis, at Wisconsin Book Festival
SoHE welcomes Drs. Yiwei Zhang, Mariaelena Huambachano, Brian McInnes, Megan Doherty Bea, and Alvin Thomas.
An alum’s path from consumer science to crooked grinds; What’s a Weaving Lab?; and more.
The personal finance major (SoHE ’20) is one of just twelve across the US to win the award.
A new book by SoHE professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin proposes the idea of “social poverty” as a key factor in people’s well-being and decisions.
AREA LEADERS GATHER | FREE SCHOOL BREAKFASTS | CLIMATE CHANGE Native Nations_UW Leadership Summit highlights directions for partnerships Dean Soyeon Shim, other UW leaders, and Native Nations leaders attended a day of discussion on improving health services, preserving the environment, developing local economies, strengthen families, and expanding educational opportunities. Read the UW News article. Bartfeld […]
Bill Antonie (Consumer Science ’90) is the owner of The Curve in Madison, WI. “It’s all about relationships and how you treat people” Antonie grew up in the restaurant business and took over running The Curve from his parents after he graduated, then purchased the family business when his dad died in 1998. The Curve […]
By Robert Chappell for Badger Vibes, celebrating the diverse UW Experience, a partnership with Madison 365 for content creation — March 28, 2019 You’ve surely enjoyed a bit of people-watching at the mall. Nancy Wong takes it to another level, though. Wong is the chair of the Department of Consumer Science at UW–Madison’s School of Human […]
Title/Department: Consumer Science Office Address: 4271 Nancy Nicholas Hall Office Hours: By appointment Phone Number: (608) 733-9289 Email: email@example.com Biography Trisha Chanda is a doctoral student in the Department of Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interests are primarily centered around poverty research in developing countries. Specifically, her work applies behavioral economics theory […]
Fairbanks Work Brings Enrichment to Public Transportation | Robb comments on Passion vs. Profit | Wong Reflects on Savings and Spending | Assistant Professor Marianne Fairbanks was selected by the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority to create a new art bus wrap, connecting weaving, math and technology. Zigs Zags, Zags Zig, “… pays homage […]
Wagner Discusses New AAP Guidelines |Robb’s Student Loan Paper Published + | Alter Exhibit Extended | Financial Life Skills Meets the Daily Cardinal Dr. Amy Wagner on WPR and new AAP Guidance “Helping children learn to regulate their behavior and emotions starts with adults who are able to regulate their own behavior and emotions,” […]
Michael Stallsmith is a 2011 BBA Marketing graduate of UW-Madison who was highly involved with the Kohl’s Center for Retailing as a student.In this interview, Michael provides his background as UW graduate and advice for future graduates. What was you favorite part of your program? No question, it was every experiential learning opportunity I took […]
Burgess-Hull Wins Award | TFD Student Receives AATCC Award | Warmath on Cool Credit Cards Albert Burgess-Hull Wins Postdoctoral Preparation Institute Travel Award Graduate student Albert Burgess-Hull, M.S. was selected for the Postdoctoral Preparation Institute Travel Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Resources Program. With this award, Burgess-Hull will be attending the 2018 […]
SoHE’s Olive Sagapolu is a Backflipping Extraordinaire Badger’s lineman and ukulele player Olive Sagapolu captured the hearts of all with his skillful backflipping videos on Instagram and toe-touches at basketball games. Also known as “Mr. Aloha,” Sagapolu brings joy and happiness to everyone he sees. He was recently featured in a national ESPN story that […]
Congratulations Dr. J. Michael Collins, Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance and Associate Professor in Consumer Science for receiving the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships Award. Dr. Collins studies on consumer behavior insights focus primarily on the role of information in consumer decision making, especially for low-income and vulnerable households and serves UW Cooperative Extension as a state specialist in family […]
Professor Whelan on WKOW | Spotlight on Alum Tony Granato Christine Whelan, Ph.D. on New Years Resolutions Recently, Consumer Science clinical professor Christine Whelan, Ph.D., appeared on WKOW’s Capital City Sunday show to discuss how to keep New Years Resolutions. Professor Whelan offers advice on picking a resolution, determining what goals are important to you, […]
Brittany Zoll is a 2010 graduate of the Consumer Science-Retailing program. In this interview, Brittany provides her background as UW graduate and advice for future leaders of the retail industry. What was you favorite part of your program? I loved having the opportunity to travel to different corporate headquarters and going to New York for […]
The Consumer Science course, Product Development Strategies in Retail, connected with industry in many ways this semester. The course is arranged in four modules: market trend analysis, assortment planning strategies, sourcing and production strategies and branding strategies. Students presenting Trend / Inspiration boards: Class field trip to Lands’ End […]
Mission Based on a strong core focus on family well-being, consumer behavior, sustainability and ethical leadership, we offer Personal Finance and Retailing and Consumer Behavior, two highly related majors that prepare students for careers in business or public service. Our work is designed to have high impact on solving real societal problems related to families’ […]
By students Jordan Becker, Tim Schumann, Aaron Sykes, Allison Hartwig, Sophie Auerswald, Katherine Nelsen, Wei Chen, Christian Avina, Taylor Hedl, Sophia Minter & Julia Berman Hy-Vee is an extremely profitable company that is most well known for being a popular Midwestern grocer. However, they have recently decided to become involved in all facets of […]
Ming Hu, PhD Student Civil Society and Community Studies International Exploration and Experience Combining research with action for a better society, SoHE doctoral student Ming Hu is examining the role of nonprofit organizations in civil society. But Ming’s interest in nonprofit work started long before he began his doctoral studies in SoHE’s Civil Society and Community […]
Geo-fensing. Facial recognition mannequins. Amazon’s Dash. UberRUSH. These industry trends are just a few of the things Jerry O’Brien is discussing with the media, students, colleagues, and anyone else who wants to “talk shop.” O’Brien is the director for the UW-Madison Kohl’s Center for Retailing, part of the School of Human Ecology (SoHE). He’s also […]
Meet current students in our programs. Click a name above to read about areas of interests, backgrounds and current research.
PhD in Consumer Behavior and Family Economics The Ph.D. program in Human Ecology: Consumer Behavior and Family Economics develops scholars able to apply social science theories to understanding household and consumer interactions within the marketplace and the public sector. Students undertake research on consumer decision-making affecting the social and economic well-being of individuals and families. […]