Dr. Karen Bogenschneider is a Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Family Policy Specialist at University of Wisconsin-Extension. Since its inception in 1993, Professor Bogenschneider has served as director of the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and since 1999, she has served as Executive Director of the Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars.
Dr. Bogenschneider’s latest book co-authored with Thomas Corbett, Evidence-Based Policymaking: Insights from Policy-Minded Researchers and Research-Minded Policymakers, was released in April, 2010. Her book, Family Policy Matters: How Policymaking Affects Families and What Professionals Can Do, is in its second edition. Her invited decade review on family policy (coauthored with Tom Corbett) appeared in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family. Karen has published in academic journals like Child Development and in applied journals like Family Relations.
Dr. Bogenschneider has raised almost $3 million to support her research and outreach. She holds a named professorship, the highest award given to professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2010, she received the Extension Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions by an Extension Specialist from the National Family Life and Children State Extension Specialists. In 2008, she received the Engagement Award from the Board of Human Sciences of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and, in 2006, she was named a fellow of the National Council on Family Relations. She has also received several awards from her university for faculty excellence, land grant scholarship, and quality outreach.