Douglas BowmanAssistant professor, management
Research and teaching topics include global marketing, business-to-business marketing, marketing strategy and data collection. Is also an expert in consumer behavior, new product strategy and how buyer-seller relationships evolve over time. Has received the School of Management's Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award four times since 1994 and has been listed twice as "outstanding faculty" by Business Week magazine.
Richard A. FeinbergProfessor, consumer sciences and retailing
Has written national studies on consumer behavior and retailing and has been published in major journals. Serves as consultant for several professional groups and has extensive experience with national print and broadcast media.
Richard N. HeslinAssociate professor, psychological sciences
Coordinator, Graduate Research in Consumer Psychology
Researches consumer behavior. Has looked at how involvement affects response to advertising; personal attributes that lead to high spending; and the gift-giving mentality. Has developed a saver/spender scale to rate what types of gifts individual givers will buy.
Janet C. BechmanExtension specialist, family resource management
Has expertise in personal and family budgeting. Has special interest in credit and women's financial knowledge and decision making. Also interested in long-term care financing. Is an accredited financial counselor.
A. Charlene SullivanAssociate professor, management
Has published numerous articles on consumer credit, bankruptcy and personal financial planning. Served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1991-1996. Received the 1994 R.B. and Mary Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award and the 1998 Salgo Noren Teaching Award.
Janet C. BechmanFor biography, see "Consumer credit"
Sharon A. DevaneyAssistant professor, consumer science and retailing
Expert in financial management over the life course and economic security in retirement. Researches retirement planning, financing long-term health care and financial well-being of the elderly. A certified financial counselor.
Lee M. KreulProfessor, restaurant, hotel and institutional management
Has conducted research on consumer dining costs; restaurant dining practices; hotel, restaurant and tourism business indicators; and hotel marketing studies. Has extensive television/radio training and experience.
Heikki H. RinneProfessor, retailing
Head, Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing
Is expert in retail strategy and pricing. Formerly was president and CEO of the Retail System Division of the Halton Group, an international marketing and manufacturing company specializing in retail equipment and ventilating systems.
Barbara R. RoweAssociate professor, consumer sciences
Extension specialist, family resource management
Has done extensive research on home-based businesses, economic impact of divorce, child support, family-owned businesses, and the economic well-being of women and children.
A. Charlene SullivanFor biography, see "Consumer credit"
Joseph N. UhlProfessor, agricultural economics
Extension food marketing specialist
Has expertise in consumer economics, and in the marketing, pricing, distribution, consumption and government policies relating to food. Is a good source for addressing how specific farm conditions, such as extreme weather, will affect consumer food prices.
Flora L. WilliamsAssociate professor, consumer sciences and retailing
Director, Financial Counseling and Planning Program
Has written three textbooks and more than 100 articles in the areas of family and consumer economics and family financial management. Is an expert on financial crisis intervention. Is part of a regional committee investigating the transition from welfare to the workforce. Serves as an expert witness in court cases involving economic value of family services. Is an accredited financial counselor.
Douglas BowmanFor biography, see "Consumer behavior"
Thelma L. SnuggsAssistant professor, consumer sciences and retailing
Coordinator, Retail Management Program
Has done research on consumer marketing, marketing to minority consumers and African-American economic development.
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