Friday, May 18 • 9:00am - 10:30am
General Session 2: Esther Peterson Lecture, FRS 2 60-second Previews, Awards

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9:00-9:05 Welcome  - Irene Leech 
9:05-9:35 Esther Peterson Lecture - Travis Plunkett 
  • Developing Research that is Policy Relevant: Approaches Used by the Pew Charitable Trusts (see description below)
9:35-9:50 Featured Research Session 2: 60-second Previews (Posters 2001-2017)
9:50-10:00 Journal of Consumer Affairs Editor,  Ronald Paul Hill
10:00-10:05 APLUS Joyce Serido and Soyeon Shim 
10:05-10:10 International  Committee News  Gianni Nicolini
10:10-10:20 Service Awards 
  •  Richard L.  D. Morse Early Career Award presented by Stuart Heckman to Martin Seay, with KT Kim accepting on behalf of Martin  Seay
  • Stewart M. Lee Consumer Education Award Presented by Soo Hyun Cho to Roberta Riportella
10:20-10:30 Honor a Mentor (2) 10:20-10:30
  • Master Mentor presented by Sophia Anong to Sharon DeVaney
  • Mentor Award presented by Hua Zan to Surprise!

Developing Research that is Policy Relevant:  Approaches Used by the Pew Charitable Trusts  
Organizations and academics that seek to make high-quality research relevant to ongoing policy discussions or to influence policy outcomes face a number of challenges.  Whether at the federal, state, or local level, the policymaking process can be opaque, unpredictable, ineffectual, polarized, and vulnerable to influence by self-interested parties.  This session will focus on approaches used by the Pew Charitable Trusts -- a national non-profit organization that works to improve public policy, inform the public, and invigorate civic life -- to identify societal and policy challenges and then bring rigorous, evidence-based research to bear in working to solve these problems, including in the areas of student debt and retirement savings.  The discussion will include advice on how researchers might apply the lessons that Pew has learned to develop research questions that are pertinent to ongoing policy discussions, stimulate interest without sacrificing rigor or accuracy, and reach influential policymakers, thought leaders and researchers in time to shape debates that are occurring.

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Soo Hyun Cho

Assistant Professor, California State University
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Irene Leech

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Irene Leech is the current President of ACCI, 2016-17. She teaches consumer studies and advises undergraduate students at Virginia Tech. Earlier in her career I worked in Cooperative Extension for about 15 years. Currently, I am serving as president of ACCI and I have been a member... Read More →

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Gianni Nicolini

Associate Professor, University of Rome
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Travis Plunkett

Senior Director, Family Economic Stability, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Travis Plunkett oversees Pew’s family economic security portfolio, a series of projects that apply a rigorous, analytical approach to the study of Americans’ financial wherewithal and the economic challenges they face today. That work includes the safety and transparency of checking... Read More →
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Joyce Serido

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
Dr. Joyce Serido is a Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a leading expert in financial behavior at the intersection of family processes and personal well-being, with particular focus on youth and young adults... Read More →
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Soyeon Shim

Professor and Dean, University of Wisconsin

Friday May 18, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am

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