Kathryn A. Carroll

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Email: kcarroll5@uca.edu

Office: McAlister Hall, Suite 113

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.


EDUCATION

  • 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

COURSES

Undergraduate

  • 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)

Graduate

  • 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)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Consumer Decision Making

  • Food Choice

  • Marketing of Consumer Products

  • Behavioral Nudges

  • Financial Education

OFFICE HOURS: FALL 2022

(Please email me, or Sign up for a time to meet HERE! ):

  • 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)!