We give you expertise in aspects of housing including needs assessment; financing; federal, state, and local housing programs; housing policy; housing theory; household technology; property management; and real estate.

We help you gain a comprehensive understanding of housing as a product, an environment, a service, and a process for sheltering a diverse and changing population adequately, accessibly, and affordably.

Coursework

Coursework delves into such topics as:

  • Mortgages
  • Financing
  • Governmental policies
  • Social issues
  • Sales (leasing)
  • Accounting
  • Development
  • Human resources
  • Technology services
  • Training
  • Management

Residential Property Management

Are you interested in a career-oriented major that gives you a dynamic and tangible skill set? Do you want your classes to cover a wide array of topics—from law and technology to logistics and government work? If so, an emphasis in Residential Property Management could be right for you.

What do students think?

FHCE majors described the program as specific and useful as opposed to theoretical. 

Our degree is tailored to the individual and family, which makes those in the major more marketable.

"When I was considering a major, I walked into Dawson and it just felt like home. It was comfortable.”

“I really liked the friendliness of the professors [in FHCE]. They were approachable, which is a change from other areas.”

“What the professors and staff do here is great.”

“I really like the flexibility and choice this major gave me. I had the opportunity to take different classes I was interested in.”

Students thought some firms prefer the more personal focus.

Faculty “know our names and reach out to students.”

“So practical – the stuff we all need to know.” 

Key Faculty

Name Job Title / Department Contact
Carter Broun

Carter Broun

Adjunct Faculty

Part Time Instructor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

262 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-714-2272

Andy Carswell

Andy Carswell

Associate Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

203 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4867

Heidi Ewen

Heidi H Ewen

Assistant Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

203 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4201

Kimberly Skobba

Kimberly Skobba

Assistant Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

104 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4951

Karen Tinsley

Karen Tinsley

Public Service Associate

Extension and Outreach, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Karen Tinsley is the Director of the Housing and Demographics Research Center and the Program Coordinator of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.

203 Financial Planning Research Center (House B)
407 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4949

Pamela Turner

Pamela R Turner

Associate Professor & Extension Housing Specialist

Extension and Outreach, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Pamela Turner is a credentialed Healthy Homes Specialist and the state housing and environment specialist for Extension.

224 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-9165

Velma Zahirovic-herbert

Velma Zahirovic-Herbert

Associate Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

129 UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223
770-233-5501