ROBERT NATHAN MAYER

Curriculum Vitae

ROBERT NATHAN MAYER portrait
  • Professor, Family And Consumer Studies

Biography

Education

  • PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Honors & Awards

  • Teacher Appreciation Award. Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity, 11/11/2014
  • Honors Professorship. University of Utah Honors College, 05/01/2013
  • Stewart M. Lee Consumer Education Award. American Council on Consumer Interests, 04/2013
  • Best Reviewer Award(first recipient). Journal of Consumer Policy, 2009
  • Research Fellow. Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, 2005
  • Distinguished Fellow. American Council on Consumer Interests, 2004
  • Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 2002
  • Superior Research Award. U of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science, 1992
  • Superior Teaching Award. U of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science, 1992

Affiliations

  • Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Board Member, 1998 - present
  • American Council on Consumer Interest (ACCI), Fellow, Committee Chair, Former Board Member, 1977 - present

Languages

  • French, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Northern America
  • Europe

Recent Publications

Mayer, R.N., Zick, C.D., and M. Glaittli, “Awareness of Retirement Planning Rules of Thumb,” Journal of Personal Finance, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2011, pp. 12-35.

 

Mayer, R.N., Zick, C.D., and M. Marsden, “Does Calculating Retirement Savings Needs Improve Retirement Preparedness?”Journal of Consumer Affairs, Vol. 45, No. 2 (Summer), 2011, pp. 175-200.