Doctorate of Philosophy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA - May 2012
Program of Study: Family and Consumer Science Education
Dissertation Title: Do new students know what they are signing? A phenomenological study of the financial aid experiences of high school seniors and college freshmen
Master of Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD - May 2007
Program of Study: Family and Consumer Sciences
Specialization: Family Financial Planning
Bachelor of Science, Dakota State University, Madison, SD - May 2003
Program of Study: English for Information Systems
Minor: Multimedia/Web Design
Bartholomae, S., Kiss, D. E., Collins, J. M., Johnson, C. L., Janney, C. A. (2021). Rural healthcare providers’ perspectives of patient financial well-being and integrating financial capability services. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 50(1).
Worthy, S. L., Mountain, T., Chatterjee, S., Johnson, C., Kiss, D. E., O’Neill, B., Saboe-Wounded Head, L., & Gutter, M. S. (2020). Differences in the determinants of retirement preparation between farm and non-farm households. Journal of Applied Farm Economics, 3(2). https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jafe/vol3/iss2/5/
Johnson, C. L. & *Carlson, S. L. (2020). Farm/ranch succession planning program
motivates families to take steps. Journal of Extension, 58(6). Article v58-6iw5. https://joe.org/joe/2020december/iw5.php
Johnson, C. L., Bartholomae, S., Serido, J., Katras, M. J., & Tobe, E. (2020). Launching a text message intervention to assist student loan borrowers with repayment decisions. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 48(3).
Mountain, T.P., Kim, N., Gutter, M.S., Kiss, E., Cho, S.H., & Johnson, C.L. (2020). An exploration of gender bias, framing, and student loan decisions through an experimental design. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 41(2), 350-363.
Kiss, D. E., Bartholomae, S., Johnson, C. L., O’Neill, B., Xu, Y., & Gutter, M. (2019). Conceptualizing health and financial wellness: Using facilitated discussion to collect input from professionals. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 22(1).
Johnson, C.L., *Hanson, B., Evans, D., Kim, J., *Long, A., & *Fife, J. (2019). How Americans define affordable housing. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 47(4).
O’Neill, B., Xu, Y., Johnson, C., Kiss, D.E., & Buyske, S. (2019) “As soon as…”
finances: A study of financial decision-making. Journal of Personal Finance, 18(1).
O’Neill, B., Xu, Y., Johnson, C., Kiss, D.E. (2018). Twitter chats as a research tool: A study of young adult financial decisions. Journal of Human Sciences and
Johnson, C. L., Gutter, M., Xu, Y., Cho, S., & DeVaney, S. (2016). Perceived value of college as an investment in human and social capital: Views of Generations X and Y. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 45(2).
Johnson, C. L., Evans, D. A., Worthy, S., & O’Neill, B. (2016). Virtual focus groups in Extension research. Journal of the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, 11.
Johnson, C. L., O’Neill, B., Worthy, S., Lown, J.M., & Bowen, C. (2016). What are student loan borrowers thinking? Insights from focus groups on college selection and student loan decision making. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 27(2).
Johnson, C. L., & Schumacher, J. (2016). Does webinar-based financial education
impact knowledge and behavior? Journal of Extension [Online], 54(1) Article 1RIB2.
Xu., Y., Johnson, C.L., Bartholomae, S., O’Neill, B., & Gutter, M. (2015). Home
ownership among millennials: The deferred American dream. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 44(2).
Johnson, C.L. (2015). Understanding federal loan repayment. Family and Consumer
Sciences Research Journal, 43(4).
2021 Best Paper in Personal Finance, Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
2021 National winner for Educational Package – Team Award, National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (LaunchSkills)
2021 North Central Regional winner for Educational Package – Team Award,
National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals
2021 Exceptional Contributions to Service/Outreach, NDSU Department of Human
Development and Family Science
2020 Best Paper in Personal Finance, Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
2020 2nd Place Poster Winner, American Council on Consumer Interests Annual
2020 Exceptional Contributions to Service/Outreach, NDSU Department of Human
Development and Family Science
2018 Excellence in Multi State Collaboration Award 1st Place Eastern Region Winner, National Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
2018 Exceptional Contributions for Collaborative Efforts (#AdultingNDSU program), College of Human Development and Education, NDSU
2018 Family Economics and Resource Management Community Education Award
(Design Your Succession Plan), National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
2017 Program Excellence Award, NDSU Extension
2016 Emerging Scholar, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
2015 Best Paper in Housing, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
2014 SD-NEAFCS Early Career Award
2011 SD National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS-
SD) New Professional of the Year
2011 New Professional of the Year for NEAFCS Central Region
2011 2nd Place NEAFCS National Team Award for Community Program (Aging Healthy
Happy & Wise)
2010 Exemplary Program from SDSU Extension for “Aging Healthy Happy & Wise”
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