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 900 media outlets, including TIME Money, 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 and the current President of the Illinois Consumer Education Association.
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
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