Kathryn A. Carroll
I joined the University of Central Arkansas as an Assistant Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences in August 2018. Prior to joining UCA, I received my PhD in Consumer Behavior and Family Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UW-Madison, I also spent five years as Lab Manager of the Behavioral Research Insights Through Experiments (BRITE) Lab.
At UCA I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in our Family & Consumer Sciences program. I also advise undergraduate students in the B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences major. If you are a student interested in getting involved in an existing research project, feel free to contact me!
As a researcher, I use experiments and survey research to examine questions in the area of consumer decision making. I am especially interested in consumer food choice, product marketing, local food, behavioral nudges, and health/nutrition interventions. I also have interests in financial decision making and education, particularly among college students. My work is designed to help address real-world problems, with the goal of providing useful information for individuals, producers, policy makers, retailers, and other stakeholders.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
M.S. University of Delaware, 2011
B.S. University of Delaware, 2007
FACS 3372: Personal & Family Finance (Fall & Spring; Summer I)
FACS 4317: Advanced Personal & Family Finance (Spring; service-learning course)
FACS 4V30: Undergraduate Research Workshop (1 credit hr. , Spring 2019)
FACS 4V30: Community Outreach Workshop (3 credit hrs., Spring 2022)
FACS 6309: Consumer Economics (Fall of even years)
FACS 6310: Advanced Resource Management (Summer I of odd years)
FACS 6355: Consumer Affairs (Fall of odd years)
Consumer Decision Making
Marketing of Consumer Products
OFFICE HOURS: FALL 2022
Mondays: 9:15-11:45 AM & 1-4 PM
Wednesdays: 9:15-11:45 AM
Other times if needed, by appointment
ADVISING: FALL 2022
Advising for the Spring 2023 term will begin in October. If you are on my advising list, watch for an email from me then with more info!
I am currently advising undergraduate students with last names A-J who are pursuing the B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS) major. I can also advise any student minoring in FACS. Please sign up for a time to meet during office hours (see above)!