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Axton Betz-Hamilton

Assistant Professor

Dr. Betz-Hamilton is an Assistant Professor of Consumer Studies.  Her current research is focused on the topics of child identity theft and financial abuse within families.  Her research, which is currently funded by the USDA, Phi Upsilon Omicron, and Kappa Omicron Nu, has received recognition from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Iowa State University Alumni Association, and the Iowa Association  of Family and Consumer Sciences.  Her professional expertise on and personal experiences with child identity theft have been shared on Good Morning America, CBS News, Fox Business News, The Hallmark Channel, and MSNBC.

She is currently President of the Illinois Consumer Education Association and President of the Illinois Council on Family Relations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Family
  • Financial Literacy


Ph.D., 2012, Iowa State University (Human Development and Family Studies)
M.S., 2007, Purdue University (Consumer Sciences and Retailing)

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Phone: 309-338-9889