Kathryn A. Carroll, PhD, CFCS, CPFFE

Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Family Sciences


Doyne 214

(501) 450-3612

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. 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, 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. At UCA I teach undergraduate Personal & Family Finance, and a 1 credit Undergraduate Research Workshop. Please visit my website or my Google Scholar Profile for more information on my research and teaching.