Dee Warmath, Ph.D.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Assistant Professor

Address:
307 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-542-4885

Curriculum Vitae

Current Classes

FHCE 4100/6100, Economic Lives of American Households (ELAH): Students work in teams to leverage their existing knowledge plus course content to develop points of view on what well-being is and what actions, policies, programs, mindsets, etc. are most important in driving well-being for their Financial Diaries family. The final project in this course is the design of an innovative solution for the challenges their Financial Diaries family faces. (Fall and Spring)

FHCE 4000/6000, Evidence-Based Strategy: Through a series of real-world cases, students learn to leverage data analysis to drive business decisions via the telling of a compelling, evidence-based story. Lectures are recorded for viewing outside of class with class time being reserved for hands-on work. (Fall)

FHCE 5050/7050, Evidence-Based Innovation: Students select a semester-long project through which they learn methods to leverage factor analysis, cluster analysis, conjoint design, and concept testing to support the discovery of meaningful customer targets for a program, service, product, etc. and to guide the design of such initiatives. (Spring)

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Consumer Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 2012
M.S. Sociology Vanderbilt University 1997

Research

My research examines the role of shared decision making and decision skill in well-being with a specific focus on the domains of health, money, and relationships.

For the past five years, I have served as the Principal Investigator for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection on its project to define and measure financial well-being, as well as test hypotheses of its drivers. I currently serve as a Principal Investigator in the NCAA / Department of Defense Mind Matters Challenge with a three-year project examining the role of design thinking and social marketing in encouraging concussion reporting among young adults. My research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of Business Research and presented at the National Athletic Training Association, GLATA, Frontiers in Service, Association for Consumer Research, American Council of Consumer Interests, CFP Academic Research Colloquium, Financial Planning Association, and other conferences. I am also a fellow of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Teaching

My teaching has been greatly influenced not only by my experiences in an academic setting but also in a dynamic business environment.  One of the most insightful lessons I learned from both was that the ability to think critically and take meaningful action based on the thinking are invaluable skills for anyone. Rather than seeing the last day of class as the ending, I see it as the beginning.  My job is to prepare students in the 15 or so weeks we have for that beginning.  Thus, a cornerstone of my teaching philosophy and personal teaching goals is to ensure students leave my courses with not just information, but also capacity, wisdom and the confidence to impact their worlds with what they have learned.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
University of Wisconsin-Madison / Department of Consumer Science Assistant Professor 4

Journal Articles

O’Connor, Genevieve E., Casey Newmeyer, Nancy Yee Ching Wong, Julia B. Bayuk, Laurel A. Cook, Yuliya Komarova, Cazilla Loibl, L. Lin Ong, and Dee Warmath. “Exploring Consumer Financial Vulnerability as a Critical Turning Point in Consumer Well-Being” Paper accepted by the Journal of Business Research, December 2018.

Netemeyer, Richard, Dee Warmath, Daniel Fernandes, and John G. Lynch, Jr. “How Am I Doing? The Role of Financial Well-Being in Assessing, Achieving, and Experiencing General Well-Being.” Paper accepted by the Journal of Consumer Research (10/12/2017)