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Renee Hughner

Associate Professor
Morrison School of Agribusiness

Office:SANTN 235L
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 870180
Tempe, AZ 85287-0180

Phone: 480-727-1570
Fax: 480-727-1961 (staff & faculty) 480-727-1186 (PGM)
Email: RENEE.SHAW@asu.edu
Renee Hughner

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Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2000; MBA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1992; B.S., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1987.

Research Areas
Role and relationship of food in consumer wellness, organic food movement, organic food in consumers' daily lives.  

Current Projects
With William Nganje and Nicholas Lee "Identification of the Attributes of an Effective, Private-Sector Funded, State-Branding Program," Grant-sponsored research; data for first stage has been collected. Anticipated submission to Agribusiness fall 2008.

With Christopher Wharton "The Role of Community Supported Agriculture: Talking with Current, Former, and Nonmembers," First stage in a much larger stream of research designed to explore the role of CSA's in the food system: their effect on social values, their environmental and economic impact, and their relation to attitudes regarding food safety and security. Focus groups and expert interviews have been conducted.

With William Nganje, Nancy Childs and Jill Maher "Consumers' Perceptions of risk: The case for Mercury-in-Fish Warning Disclosures," Data has been collected. Anticipated submission 2008-2009 academic year.

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 2002-present, 1994-1999. Previous Appointments: St. Joseph's University, University of Massachusetts

Professional Leadership
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Macromarketing, 2006-current; Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 2006-current; Session co-chair, "Services in Marketing Education," Marketing Educators Association, 2009.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Internal Auditor, Unilever United States, Inc., May 1991-August 1991; Public Accountant, Peat Marwick Main, & Co., 1987-1990

Representative Publications
Hughner, Renée Shaw, Jill Maher, Nancy Childs and William Nganje, "Fish: Friend or Foe? Food Policy and Subpopulation Warnings for Consumers," Food Policy, In Press, Available online 31 October 2008.

Hughner, Renée Shaw and Susan Schultz Kleine, "What Does Health Mean?: Consumers' Lay Health Theories in Relation to Prevailing and Countervailing Paradigms," Qualitative Health Research, 18, (12) 1687-1703.

Hughner, Renée Shaw, Jill Kurp Maher and Nancy Childs (2008) "Review of Food Policy and Consumer Issues of Mercury in Fish," Journal of the American College of Nutrition, April 27 (2) 185-194.

ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

AGB 445 - Food Retailing
Critical examination of trends, problems and management functions of food retail managers across various retail institutions. Emphasizes the biological nature of food products and the dietary preferences of consumers.

AGB 494 - Special Topics
Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.

AGB 499 - Individualized Instruction
Provides an opportunity for original study or investigation in the major or field of specialization on an individual and more autonomous basis. Neither a substitute for a catalog course nor a means of taking a catalog course on an individual basis. Requires application well in advance of regular registration with the student's advisor, the advisor's signature, and approval by both the instructor with whom the student will work and the chair of the department offering the course.

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