Dr. Melissa Wilmarth
Dr. Melissa Wilmarth is an assistant professor in the Department of Consumer Sciences at the University of Alabama. Dr. Wilmarth’s research interests focus in the area of family and consumer economics. She investigates the economic well-being of families and economic hardship, with particular attention to stress and relationship outcomes. Current work includes investigations into financial wellness and relationship satisfaction; finances and couples’ experiences of stress and satisfaction; and hardship related to food insecurity, food assistance networks, and housing security. She teaches classes in consumer decision making, public policy, and consumer protection. Dr. Wilmarth is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and the American Council of Consumer Interests (ACCI). Dr. Wilmarth earned her Master of Science degree and Ph.D. in Housing and Consumer Economics from the University of Georgia.