Amanda Kostman

Family Living Educator
UW-Extension Walworth County

Areas of Practice: 

  • Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
  • Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
  • Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
  • Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
  • Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
  • Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.

Kathryn Magnuson

School of Social Work
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Research Interest: Magnuson’s research interests include well-being and development of economically disadvantaged children and their families. She examines how disparities in socioeconomic status (SES) affect children’s development, and how these effects may be altered by policies and programs, especially early childhood education programs. She also investigates how maternal education impacts child development.

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Donald Haurin

Academy Professor of Economics
The Ohio State University

Areas of Research Interest: issues in housing, real estate economics, and urban economics; recently published research includes studies of the impact of Hispanic ethnicity on homeownership, prediction of turning points in housing markets, the causes of volatility in home prices, and the determination of how residential properties’ list prices are set by sellers.

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