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, the 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 with approximately 500 media outlets, including Good Morning America, CBS News, Fox Business News, The Hallmark Channel, and MSNBC.
She is the current Vice President of the Housing Education and Research Association. Additionally, she serves as the President of the Illinois Consumer Education Association and President of the Illinois Council on Family Relations.
Areas of Expertise
- Criminal Justice
- Financial Literacy
Child identity theft, financial abuse within families
EducationPh.D., 2012, Iowa State University (Human Development and Family Studies)
M.S., 2007, Purdue University (Consumer Sciences and Retailing)
Research InterestsChild identity theft
Financial abuse within families
Contact InformationPhone: 309-338-9889
Thank you for your interest in our Experts Guide, which is a web-based Directory that provides information to allow you to directly contact a speaker independently after you review the information that is provided. This information is provided by the speakers themselves. The Eastern Illinois University Training and Development department makes no claims as to the accuracy of this information or the status of the professional licenses of any speaker listed in the directory. Use of the names and titles, or any of the information contained in this list, is prohibited without the expressed written consent of the individual speaker.
The identification of any individual in this Experts Guide in no way constitutes an endorsement or guarantee, either express or implied, of the competency, services, performance, or standards of practice of either the individual Speaker, or any business, company, corporation, or organization with which the individual may be affiliated.