Cathleen Zick
  • Professor, Family And Consumer Studies
  • Adjunct Professor, Economics Department
  • Adjunct Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Associate Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Science

Current Courses

Spring 2018

  • FCS 4999-001
    Honors Thesis/Project
  • FCS 6563-001
    Location: AEB 350 (Alfred Emery Bldg)
  • FCS 6950-001
    Individual Research
  • FCS 6960-017
    Master's Project
  • FCS 6970-015
    Thesis Research-Masters
  • FCS 6980-003
    Faculty Consultation
  • PADMN 6563-001
    Location: AEB 350 (Alfred Emery Bldg)
  • PUBPL 6563-001
    Location: AEB 350 (Alfred Emery Bldg)
  • PUBPL 6960-002
    Independent Study

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Teaching Philosophy

My courses are designed to spark interest and challenge students.  My goal is to help students hone their analytical thinking skills and apply them in real world settings.  I encourage students to apply economic principles to a wide range of consumer and family questions with the goal of gaining new insights about consumer, family, and government behavior.  I believe it is important to draw applications from current controversial issues (e.g., should Americans be required to have health insurance?  In what situations should the government be able to oversee a child's health care rather than her/his parents?).  By using current examples, I hope to make the concepts we discuss in class more real and relevant. 

Courses I Teach

  • FCS 5430 - Families, Consumers, and Health
    Covers two broad areas: the interplay among health care delivery, government policy, and consumers, and the role families play in affecting the health of family members. Content emphasis will vary according to the instructor.
  • PUBPL/PADMN/FCS 6563 - Porgram and Policy Evaluation
    Systematic introduction to program and policy evaluation as a basis for accountability. Introduces alternative approaches to evaluation. Emphasis is placed on strategies for impact assessment (including randomized designs and non-randomized designs), measuring efficiency, examining short-term and long-term consequences, identifying both intended and unintended impacts, and the social, political, and ethical context of evaluation.

Teaching Projects

  • FCS 5430 Online Course Development. Project Lead: Cathleen D. Zick. TACC Grant 07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010. Total Budget: $5,000.00.