Master of Public Administration
Jane Kolodinsky, PhD Professor and Chair
- PhD 1988 Cornell University
- MBA 1983 Kent State University
- BS 1981 Kent State University
Areas of Expertise:
applied economics, consumer policy, food system, marketing
Contact InformationOffice: 202 Morrill Hall
Since 1987, Dr. Kolodinsky has been a faculty member in CDAE at the University of Vermont and is now Professor in and Chair of CDAE and Co-Director of the Center for Rural Studies. She specializes in applied economics- the application of the concepts of demand, consumer behavior, and marketing principles to improve consumer wellbeing. Recently, she has been researching and exploring issues of obesity. Dr. Kolodinsky has over 150 academic papers and presentations to her credit, and has garnered competitive grant funds totaling over 1 million dollars from over 40 different sources. Dr. Kolodinsky has been recognized for her teaching and public service, and in the continued development of CDAE as a multidisciplinary department relevant to community needs here in Vermont and beyond.
Sample of Courses Taught
- Jane Kolodinsky's courses by semester available here.
- CDAE 128: The Consumer and Advertising
- CDAE 250/351 and PA 303: Applied Research Methods
- CDAE 255: Applied Consumption Economics
- Academic Journal Articles
- Kolodinsky, J., J. Greene, and M. Michellanas. (forthcoming, 2008) The use of nutritional labels by college students in a food-court setting. American Journal of College Health
- Kolodinsky, J., J. Labrecque, M. Doyon, Frédéric Oble, François Bellavance, Marie Marquis, and Travis Reynolds. (forthcoming, 2008) Gender and cultural differences in the acceptance of functional foods: a comparison of American, Canadian, and French college students. American Journal of College Health
- Esposito, V. and J. Kolodinsky. 2007. Consumer attitudes and policy directions for GM labeling and pollen drift regulation: evidence from the 2006 Vermonter Poll. AgBio Forum 10(2):86-93.
- Reynolds, T., T. DeSisto, B. Murray, and J. Kolodinsky. 2007. Promoting energy efficiency in small island states: overcoming barriers to the adoption of compact florescent lighting in Saint Lucia. International Journal of Consumer Studies
- Becker, K. M., R. Parsons, and J. Kolodinsky. 2007. A cost and returns evaluation of alternative dairy products to determine capital investment and operational feasibility of a small-scale dairy processing facility. Journal of Dairy Science 90(5):2506-2516.
- Conference Proceedings
- Kolodinsky, J. and T. DeSisto. 2007. A household production approach to overweight: a model and preliminary estimates. American Council on Consumer Interests. Available here.
- Hogarth, J., J. Kolodinsky, and T. Gabor. 2006. Consumer payment choices: paper, plastic - or electrons? American Council on Consumer Interests. Available here.
- Dillon, A. and J. Kolodinsky. 2006. Heterogeneity in opinion of GMO products and demand for GMO labels: an exploratory cluster analyses using Vermont and national samples. American Council on Consumer Interests.
Honors and Awards
- Vogelman Award for Research Excellence 2005
- UVM Vermonters in Pursuit of Research Excellence Award 2000
- Fulbright Senior Fellowship, Institute for Social Medicine and the Hanover (Hanover, Germany) 1998
- American Council on Consumer Interests Mid-Career Award for Professional Achievements and Service to the Organization 1997
- State Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture Leadership Development Program (ESCOP/ACOP) 1996-1997
- HERS Women in Higher Education Administration Program Fellowship 1995-1996
- Carrigan Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching 1994
- 1989 American Council on Consumer Interests Dissertation Award
- American Council on Consumer Interests
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