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Virginia B. Vincenti

Ph.D., CFCS

  

Virginia Vincenti

  

Professor Emeritus
Human Development & Family Sciences Program Option

Please view this video to understand my philosophy and work described below.

https://youtu.be/vPAKFJ4ZlkU

 


My overall research interests

Since 2011, I have been working on elder family financial exploitation (EFFE).  My multi-state research team is trying to identify potential risk and protective factors in families that could increase or decrease the potential for later elder family financial exploitation by a family member or members who have been given powers of attorney by an older adult in the family. We are also comparing family cases involving EFFE with family cases that have not experiences family perpetrated elder financial exploitation or any form of elder abuse. Additionally, we are examining the consequences of such exploitation on other family members, the whole family unit, and on society. We are also comparing family cases of EFFE that were reported to some authority with those that were not reported and to date not documented.

Earlier my research focused on issues of the profession and professional development of Family and Consumer Sciences professionals, including helping them understand the profession and how practice can be improved to have a more profound impact of society. I have used interpretive methodology most often, particularly history and philosophy as well as phenomenological interviewing and analysis.  I also have published a series of biographical studies of leaders in the profession. 

 

My teaching and graduate education interests

Until I retired in August 2017, I taught within the sub-specialization of family and consumer sciences that is human development and family sciences.  Particularly, I teach Consumer Issues, Family Decision-making and Resource Management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and Families across the Lifespan, Ethics in Research and Practice, and I developed a new course on Families and Aging offered for the first time during the 2015 spring semester.

 

Education

Ph.D. Home Economics Education (Individual and Family Studies minor) The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1981.

M.S. Home Economics Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1975.

B.S. Home Economics (Chemistry minor), Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, 1968.


Other Graduate Study

Family Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1979.

Post-Doctoral Study Home Economics Education, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1989.

School of Education and History Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1988-1989.


Professional Experience

Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agriculture, University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming, September 2017 to present.  

Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agriculture, University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming, 1992-August 31, 2017.  

Visiting Professor, Department of Apparel, Educational Studies, and Hospitality Management, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2002-2005.

Visiting Professor, Home Economics Education Program, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1991.

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Program Director of Home Economics Education, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1988-1992.

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Program Director of Home Economics Education, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1982-1988.

Supervisor, sophomore and junior home economics teaching experiences, Student Teaching of Human Development and Student Teaching of Family Management.  Department of Home Economics Education, Division of Occupational and Vocational Studies, College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, (part-time) 1981-1982.

Substitute Teacher, grades 7-12, Career Education for the Hospitality Industry, Consumer and Home-making Education, and Business Education.  State College Area School District, junior and senior high schools; Bald Eagle Area High School; Centre County Vocational-Technical School, Pennsylvania (Part-time) 1978-1980.

County Extension Educator, United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, The Pennsylvania State University, Huntington County, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 1968-1973.


Administrative Experience

Associate to the Dean for Special Projects, College of Agriculture, University of Wyoming,  Laramie, Wyoming, 1996 to 2000.  (50% appointment includes Extension as well as administrative projects)

Visiting Associate to the Dean, College of Human Resources and Family Sciences, East Campus, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1995.

Project Director Human Sciences Policy, AESOP Enterprises, LTD., Washington, D.C., 1994-95. (public policy consulting firm focusing on agriculture, human sciences, health, and environmental issues)

Head, Department of Home Economics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1992-94. (Included administrative responsibility for teaching, research, and Extension/outreach)


Other Leadership Experience

Founder and Co-Chair. Consumer Issues Conferences, from 1998-2014 for 14 years (2 years skipped) an interdisciplinary group of professionals organized a national annual Consumer Issues Conference on different consumer issues.  For information about the previous six conferences, go to http://www.uwyo.edu/cic/2014/aboutus.asp

 

Courses Taught at the University of Wyoming

FCSC 4113/5113 Consumer Issues - Provides research/applied understanding of consumer rights/responsibilities, government/business roles, legislation, advocacy, and redress. Emphasizes introductory consumer law/legal research, critical thinking, self-reflection, and cultural examination. Ethical theories and issues examined within an interdependent world. Meets requirements for certification in family and consumer sciences education.  Companion website used. 3 credit campus course offered fall semester. Prerequisites: ECON 1000 or SOC 1000 or PSYC 1000 or AGEC/ECON 1010 or AGEC/ECON 1020 and junior standing. 

FCSC 4112/5112 Family Decision Making & Resource Management - Utilizes theories to facilitate understanding of problem-solving and resource management in various family structures/contexts across the life span. Emphasizes internal family dynamics, global interdependence, critical thinking, cultural examination, ethical decision-making, and self-reflection. Designed to meet family studies requirement for license in marriage and family therapy at graduate level. Companion website used.  3 credit campus and online sections offered spring semester. Prerequisites: FCSC 2131 or PSYC 1000 or SOC 1000 or COJO 1040 or COJO 1030 and junior standing.

FCSC 5121 Ethics in Research and Practice - Preparing for advanced studies or the world of work? Ethics and decision-making are important for all professionals. This course will focus on ethical decision making and responsible conduct of research and professional practice including concepts such as avoiding plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, conflict of interest, and conflict of commitment.  Institutional review boards and protection of human subjects will also be addressed.  It will include discussion of ethical conduct defined by government, professional organizations and journals, and employers utilizing case studies and real-world examples to analyze of codes of conduct, research and professional practice in different settings.  3 credit campus course offered fall semester. Open to FCS and non-FCS graduate students.

FCSC 5101 Families across the Lifespan - This seminar course provides an in-depth examination of major guiding family theories, the purpose and process of theory building, and current research in major areas of family science and human growth and development throughout the lifespan within families. It emphasizes ethical reasoning and practical applications for practicing professionals, especially healthcare, human service, and education as well as family businesses. Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree and at least 6 hours of undergraduate family-related courses.

FCSC 5101 Families and Aging - This graduate course will focus on an analysis of families and family systems, particularly multi-generational relationships, as context for aging with emphasis on application to practice for professionals working with families and/or older people.  It integrates theory and application related to individual development (aging) and family studies. “Family” is broadly defined as relationships determined by biology, adoption, marriage, and, in some societies, social designation, and existing even in the absence of contact or affective involvement…and in some cases, even after the death of certain members. It will include societal context for families and aging, intergenerational family relationships, sibling relationships, intimate ties, turning points in family life, healthy aging, challenges for elders and their families, healthy aging, caregiving and care options, and planning for dependency and end of life. Prerequisites: completion of bachelor’s degree in a social and behavioral science discipline, medical field, or another related field.

 

Office

My office still is Ag257, but because I am not in regularly, please vincenti@uwyo.edu or call (307) 766-4079 (voicemail will be converted to text) or call my cell 307-399-9753.

 

International Experience

I love to travel nationally and internationally because I always learn so much from others’ environment, customs, and experiences.  It has been interesting and stimulating to get to know and work with people from different regions of the country and different countries. I've been to Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Hungary, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Finland, Australia and New Zealand for professional conferences, study trips, and a university program review. They were all interesting in different ways. They were all different and similar to the places I've lived in the U.S. and the people and customs, foods, and beliefs are sometimes very different and sometimes quite similar to mine, but such experiences have broadened my thinking and provided many ideas about how people experience similar challenges in life and how they can be addressed differently.

 

Dissertation and Thesis

A History of the Philosophy of Home Economics. (1981). Ph.D. Dissertation. The Pennsylvania State University. Dissertation Abstracts International, 42, 474A. (University Microfilms No. 82-06, 520), November.

Effects of a Communications Training Program on Attitudes of Low Socio-Economics Mothers' Authority and Acceptance of Their Young Children. (1975). Unpublished M.S. Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, March.


Selected Professional Publications

Teaster, P. B., Vincenti, V., Betz-Hamilton, A., Bolkan, C. and Jasper, C. (2019). Themes from Elder Financial Exploitation by Family Member Powers of Attorney. In Gender, Sexual Identity, and Families: The Personal Is Political.  Co-editors: Lyness, K. & Fischer, J. (Monograph, vol. 6).

Vincenti, V. B. (2019). Home economics. In Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships. J. J. Ponzetti, Jr., Ed. Macmillan Publishing. New York, NY. Also in Encyclopedia.com https://www.encyclopedia.com/sports-and-everyday-life/crafts-and-household-items/home-economics/home-economics.

Betz-Hamilton, A. and Vincenti, V. B. (2018). Risk Factors within Families Associated with Elder Financial Exploitation by Relatives with Powers of Attorney. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. 110 (1): 19-27.

Steinman, B.A. Betz-Hamilton, A. E., Bolkan, C.R., Jasper, C., Stum, M.S., Teaster, P.B. and Vincenti V. (2017). Risk and Protective Factors for Elder Financial Exploitation by Family Power of Attorney Agents. Innovation in Aging. 1 July 2017. 1(issue supplement): 365. (Abstract).

Mallette, D. and Vincenti, V. B. (2017). University of Wyoming & Colorado State University Partnership: Fulfilling the Need for FCS Teachers in Wyoming. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. 34 (Special Edition 2): 18-23.  Available at http://www.natefacs.org/Pages/v34se2Mallette.pdf

Vincenti, V. (2017). Risk and Protective Factors within Families: Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) by Family-Member Power of Attorney Agents. Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society. The Candle. Spring 2017 98 (1): 12-13.

Vincenti, V. B. (2016). Risk Factors within Families for Elder Financial Exploitation by Family Members. XXIII International Federation of Home Economics World Congress Abstract Book.

Vincenti, V. B. (2016). Virginia Bramble Vincenti. Book chapter for Leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences. Kappa Omicron Nu. Pp. 663-669.

Hamilton-Betz, A.; Vincenti, V.; Jasper, C.; Rudisuhle, D. (2015). Elder Financial Exploitation via Power of Attorney Abuse: What Family Members’ Experiences Preliminarily Reveal About Family Member Perpetrators. Abstract. American Council on Consumer Interests. Published online https://acci.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/CIA/CIA2015/d3a%20betz-hamilton%20et%20al.pdf   

Vincenti, V. (2015). Researchers Study Elder Financial Exploitation. Reflections: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Research Report. Laramie: University of Wyoming. 15-17. http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/publications/reflections/reflections-2015.pdf  

Vincenti, V., Browne, L., Betz-Hamilton, A., & Jasper, C. R. (2014). Clues to Power of Attorney-Based Financial Abuse within the Family System. Journal of Consumer Education. 30: 45-58. http://www.cefe.illinois.edu/JCE/archives/2013_2014_vol_30/2013-2014_vol_30_pg45-58_Vincenti_et_al.pdf

Vincenti, V., Betz-Hamilton, A., Browne, L., Goebel, K., & Jasper, C. (2014). Elder financial exploitation via Power of Attorney abuse: An analysis of in-depth interview data from a pilot study. Consumer Interests Annual, 60.

Jasper, C.R.; Vincenti, V.; and Goebel, K. P.  (2014). Power of Attorney and the Financial Exploitation of Elders: Family Impacts. Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society. The Candle. Spring 2014 95 (1): 14-15.

Vincenti, V., Browne, L., Betz-Hamilton, A., & Jasper, C. R. Secrecy & Elder Power of Attorney Financial Exploitation within the Family System. Journal of Consumer Education. (Accepted).

Jasper, Vincenti, and Goebel, K.P. (2014). Power of Attorney and the Financial Exploitation of Elders: Impact on Families. The Candle. Phi Upsilon Omicron.  (accepted).

Vincenti, V. B. (2014). Family and Medical Leave Act. Encyclopedia of Consumer Safety and Protection. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc.

Vincenti, V. B. (2014). Durable Power of Attorney. Encyclopedia of Consumer Safety and Protection. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc.

Heiden, K. A. and Vincenti, V. B. (2013). Elizabeth G. “Bess” Haley: Ambassador, Leader, Advocate, Role Model. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. 105(1): 55-65.

Vincenti, V. B. (2011).  From Home Economics to Family and Consumer Sciences. In Bank, B. (Ed). Gender and Higher Education. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Vincenti, V. B. and Browne, L. (2009). The Heritage of the Profession: Part III.  In CD publication of The Heritage of Home Economics: Parts 1-3. East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu. 

Vincenti, V. B. (2009). Exploring fundamental concepts for home economics and family and consumer sciences practice using A Philosophy of Home Economics by Fusa Sekiguchi.  Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. 38(1): 56-62.

Vincenti, V. B. and Bardon, C. A. (2009). Ann Collins Chadwick: Her life and leadership roles in family and consumer sciences. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. 38(1): 76-87.

Vincenti, V. B., Browne, L., Dolby-Plunkett, M., and Smith, C. M. (2009). Virginia Caples: A beacon of excellence.  In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences.  (pp. 127-152). East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics.

Vincenti, V. B., Hillman, K. S. and Browne, L. (2009). Flossie M. Byrd: An exemplary force for homes, families, and communities.  In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences. (pp. 103-126). East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics.

Sewell, D., Browne, L., Vincenti, V. (2009). Clinita Arnsby Ford: A pioneer of Upward Bound.  In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences. (pp. 181-196). East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics.

Caples, V., Korb, B. R. and Vincenti, V. B. (2009). Leola Adams: Taking action rather than preparing to take action. In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences.  (59-75.).East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics.

Fluellen, V. M. and Vincenti, V. B. (2009). Penny A. Ralston: Phenomenal Woman.  In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences.  (441-457.).East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics.

Jackson, V., Wolf, E., Vincenti, V. and Browne, L. (2009). Julia R. Miller: A Leadership Journey of Dreams and Fate. In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences. (405-425). (405-425). East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics.

McGee, S. L. and Vincenti, V. B. (2009). Gladys Gary Vaughn: Spirited Leadership.  In African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences. (487-510). East Lansing, MI: Kappa Omicron Nu and the National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics.

Turkki, K. and Vincenti, V. B.  (2008). Celebrating the past: A critical reflection on the history of the home economics profession.  International Journal of Home Economics. 1(2): 75-97.

Turkki, K, and Vincenti, V. B.  (2008). Celebrating the past: A critical reflection on the history of the home economics profession.  In Donna Pendergast, Ed. (2008). Home economics: Reflecting the past; creating the future. Proceedings of the IFHE World Congress, July 26-31, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Vincenti, V. B., Bartke, T.C. and Jones, K. M. (2007).  Verna J. Hitchcock: A Notable Wyoming Role Model and Leader in Her Profession, Family, and Community. Annals of Wyoming. Summer/Autumn, Vol. 79 (3/4): pp. 36-49.

Vincenti, V. B. and Stewart, B. (2007). Cross-Organizational Taskforce for Higher Education Program Advancement in Family and Consumer Sciences Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Vol. 99 (3): 67-72.

Vincenti, V. B. (2007). Family and Consumer Sciences (Historically, Home Economics). In Bank, B. J., Ed. Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, pp. 269-274. 

Pashricha, A. and Vincenti, V. (2007). Alberta Hill: Living the mission locally, nationally, and internationally. Kappa Omicron Nu Forum. Vol. 17(1): 53-68.

Vincenti, V. (2005) Family & Consumer Sciences University Faculty Perceptions of Interdisciplinary Work. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. Vol. 34(1):1-24.

Vincenti, V. B. (2005). Home Economics: Creating a Viable Future. Journal of the Asian Regional Association for Home Economics. Vol. 12(1):1-8.

Harrigan, A. & Vincenti, B. (2004). Developing higher order thinking through an intercultural assignment: A scholarship of teaching inquiry project. College Teaching. Vol. 52(2):113-120.

Vincenti, V. B. (2004). Progress made on Goals. President's Point of View column, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, September 96 (3):3.

Vincenti, V. B. (2004). Uniting generations for lifelong well-being. President's Point of View column, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, March 96 (2):1. 

Vincenti, V. B. (2004). Recent media attention provides golden opportunities. President's Point of View column, " Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences January 96 (1):1. 

Vincenti, V. & Smith, F. (2004). Critical Science: What It Could Offer All Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Vol. 96(1) 63-70.

Vincenti, V. B. (2003). Reflecting on technology. President's Point of View column, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences November 95 (4):1.

Vincenti, V. B. (2003). Revitalizing a spirit of community in AAFCS. President's Point of View column, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, September 95 (3):1.

Vincenti, V. B. (2003). Home Economics. In International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relations. (Vol. 2, pp. 812-816). New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Stage, S. & Vincenti, V. B. (Eds.). (2002). [Japanese translation of Rethinking home economics: Women and the history of a profession]. (A. Kuramoto, Trans.). Tokyo: Kindai Bungeisha. (Original work published 1997)

Vincenti, V. B. & Stage, S. (2002). Preface. In S. Stage & V. Vincenti (Eds.) [Japanese translation of Rethinking home economics: Women and the history of a profession]. (A. Kuramoto, Trans.). Tokyo: Kindai Bungeisha. (Original work published 1997)

Vincenti, V. B. Family and Consumer Sciences. (2002). In Ana M. Martinez Aleman and Kristen A. Renn  (Eds.) Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Vincenti, V. B. Home Economics. (2001). In George Kurian et al, eds. Encyclopedia of American Studies.  (Vol 2, pp. 313-315). Danbury, Ct.: Grolier Publishing Company.

Vincenti, V. B. (2001). Exploration of the Relationship Between International Experiences and the Interdisciplinary Work of University Faculty. Journal of Studies in International Education. 5 (1): 42-63.

Vincenti, V. B. Home Economics. (2001). In World Book Encyclopedia. (Vol. 9H, pp. 300-301). Chicago: World Book Publishing.

Vincenti, V. B. Consequences of Action.  (1999). Invited chapter. In Johnson, Julie and Fedje, Cheryl, Eds. Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum: Towards a Critical Sciences Approach. 19th American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Technology and Education Division Yearbook.  (pp. 284-296). Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe Division, Macmillan/McGraw Hill Publishing Company.

Vincenti, V. (Winter 1998). Members Identify Priority Issues for Association. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.  90 (4): 26-29.

Awbrey, S., Scott, D., & Vincenti, V. (1997). Transformation of the University: Implications for Teaching.  In Ralston, P. & Vincenti, V., (Eds.), Teaching in Land-Grant and State Universities: New Perspectives in Human Science. (pp. 5-26). Washington, D.C.: Board on Human Sciences, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. (Monograph)

Ralston, P. & Vincenti, V. (1997). Teaching in Land-Grant and State Universities: New Perspectives in Human Science.  Washington, D.C.: Board on Human Sciences, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. (Monograph)

Vincenti, V. B. (1997). Chronology of events and movements which have defined and shaped home economics. In Stage, S. & Vincenti, V. B. (Eds.). Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession (pp. 321-330). Ithaca, New York:  Cornell University Press.

Vincenti, V. B. (1997). Home Economics Moves into the Twenty-First Century.  Chapter. In Stage, S. & Vincenti, V. B. (Eds.), Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession. (pp. 301-320). Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. (Edited with Sarah Stage).

Stage, S. & Vincenti, V. B. (Eds.). (1997). Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession.  Ithaca, New York:  Cornell University Press.

Vincenti, V. B. (July 1997). A New Perspectives on College Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences. FCS News 2 (1): p. 7.

Vincenti, V. B. (1996). Fostering Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Abilities.  American Vocational Association, Family and Consumer Sciences Division: Annual Meeting Abstracts. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Vincenti, V. B. (1994). A Model for Home Economics for the 21st Century. Invited Paper. Proceedings of the Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century National Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Vincenti, V. B. (1994). Home Economics in Higher Education:  Communities of Convenience or Purpose?  Home Economics Research Journal, 19(2): 184-193. Reprinted in Proceedings of the Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century National Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona, 1994.

Vincenti, V. B. (1994). The Development of Home Economics: An Historical Overview.  Keynote Presentation.  Proceedings of the Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century National Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona, C12-24.

Vincenti, V. B. (1994). Chronology of Events and Movements Which Have Defined and Shaped Home Economics. Proceedings of the Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century National Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona, C1-11

Vincenti, V. B. (December 1994). Home Economics Then and Now, Department Name Change Considered.  University of Wyoming Department of Home Economics Newsletter. 1, 3.

Vincenti, V. B. (1993). Professional Identity: Interferences Within.  Invited Chapter, 13th American Home Economics Association Teacher Education Section Yearbook, Marketing Home Economics: Issues and Practices.  Mission Hills, California: Glencoe Publishing Company, 41-62.

Vincenti, V. B. (Spring 1993). Empowerment:  Its History and Meaning.  Home Economics Forum, (Invited lead article). 6 (2): 7-14.

Vincenti, V. B. (1992). What are the Qualities of Good Research?  Invited. Research Abstracts, Home Economics Education Division, American Vocational Association Annual Meeting.  St. Louis, Missouri.

Vincenti, V. B. (1991). Forward. In Felstehausen, Ginny and Schultz, Jerelyn B., eds. Work and Family: Educational Implications. Teacher Education Section, American Home Economics Association. Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., vii.

Vincenti, V. B. (1991). Learning to be Integrators:  Experiences that Count.  Refereed.  Research Abstracts, Home Economics Education Division, American Vocational Association Annual Meeting.  Los Angeles, California.

Vincenti, V. B. (Winter 1991). Research Section Presentations. Massachusetts Home Economics Association Newsletter, 4.

Vincenti, V. B. (Summer 1991). Home Economics and Women's History. Outlook: Newsletter of the Division of Home Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Vincenti, V. B. (December 1990). Home Economics in Higher Education: Communities of Convenience or Purpose? Home Economics Research Journal, 19(2): 184-193.

Vincenti, V. B. (1990). To Integrate or Disintegrate?  That is the Question.  Invited Paper in Proceedings of the [1989] Strategic Planning Conference.  Dallas, Texas:  American Home Economics Association. 

Vincenti, V. B. (Spring 1990). Integration Among Specialists. American Home Economics Association Agency Member Unit Newsletter.

Vincenti, V. B. (1990). Forward. In Williams, Sally K., West, Dorothy L., and Murray, Eloise C., eds. Looking Toward the 21st Century: Home Economics and the Global Community. Teacher Education Section, American Home Economics Association. Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., viii.

Vincenti, V. B. (1990). Personal Values and Interdisciplinary Work of University Faculty.   Refereed Abstract.  In Program for the 1990 Annual Conference of the Association of Integrative Studies.  Manchester, New Hampshire, (with Wolfson, K.).

Vincenti, V. B. (1989). History as an Interpretive Mode of Inquiry for Home Economics.  Invited Chapter, 9th American Home Economics Association Teacher Education Section Yearbook, Alternative Modes of Inquiry in Home Economics Research.  Peoria, Illinois:  Glencoe Publishing Company, 80-94.

Vincenti, V. B. (1989). Ellen Richards:  Guiding Us Yet?  Refereed.  In Peck, Claudia J., ed. 1989 Abstracts of Research Presentations:  American Home Economics Association.  Bloomington, Illinois:  Meridian Education Corporation, 35. 

Vincenti, V. B. (1988). Secondary Home Economics Curriculum: Past, Present, Prologue.  Invited article for Educational Perspectives, 25 (1 and 2): 42-49. 

Vincenti, V. B. (1988). Integrative Functioning Among Home Economists.  Refereed. In Research Abstracts of the XVI World Congress of the International Federation of Home Economics.  Minneapolis, Minnesota, 26 (with Cunningham, J. L.; Baugher, S.; and Gusk, P.). 

Vincenti, V. B. (Winter 1987). Science and Sexism: The Historical Influence on Home Economics Today.  Journal of Home Economics 79 (4): 45-49. 

Vincenti, V. B. (Spring 1986). Exploring the Meaning of Integration.  The Distaff 52 (2): 3-5.  (Invited lead article, guest editor for entire issue.) 

Vincenti, V. B. (Fall 1983). Antecedents of Reformism.  Journal of Home Economics 75 (3): 26-31. 

Vincenti, V. B. (1983). Why Home Economics Developed as a Reformist Field.  Referred.  Abstract in Research Proceedings:  74th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Home Economics Association.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Vincenti, V. B. (Fall 1982). Toward a Clearer Professional Identity.  Journal of Home Economics 74 (3): 20-25. 

Vincenti, V. B. (1982). Laura Drummond.  Invited Chapter, 2nd American Home Economics Association Teacher Education Section Yearbook, Seventy Significant Leaders in Home Economics Education.   Bloomington, Illinois:  McKnight Publishing Company, pp. 128-134.   

Vincenti, V. B. (Spring 1980). Self-Examination of Secondary Home Economics:  A Historical Approach.  The Distaff 46 (2): 4-7.


International Professional Presentations

Vincenti, V. B. (25 April 2019). Sustainability of Home Economics Education (HEEd) in the U.S.: Perspectives & Practices. HEEd Educator’s Conference. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.

Vincenti, V. B. (2 August 2016). Risk Factors within Families for Elder Financial Exploitation by Family Members. International Federation of Home Economics XXIII World Congress, Daejeon, South Korea.

Vincenti, V. B., Goebel, K. P., Hogarth, J. M. Jasper, C. R. (17 July 2012) Elder Financial Exploitation: The Impact on Families of this Growing Global Problem. International Federation of Home Economics XXII World Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

Turkki, K. and Vincenti, V. B. (28 July 2008). Celebrating the past: A critical reflection on the history of the home economics profession. Invited keynote presentation, International Federation of Home Economics XXI World Congress, Lucerne, Switzerland. 

Vincenti, V. B. (7 July 2008). Critical science enhances New Zealand home economics curriculum. Christchurch, NZ.  Keynote presentation at the Home Economics and Technology Teachers’ Association of NZ, Inc. annual conference.

Vincenti, V. B. (7 July 2008). Theory into practice: Teaching home economics for today’s world.  Christchurch, NZ.  Workshop presented twice at the Home Economics and Technology Teachers’ Association of NZ, Inc. annual conference.

With Turkki, K. and Ayako Kuramoto. (6-9 June 2006). What Can the Past Reveal About the Future of Home Economics? Human Perspectives on Sustainable Future. The 5th International Household & Family Research Conference. University of Joensuu, Savonlinna, Finland.

Vincenti, V. B. (25, August 2005). What Should We Do to Strengthen Home Economics’ Future Contributions to Society? Japan Society of Home Economics.  Japan Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan. 

Vincenti. V. B. (24 April 2004). Home Economics: Creating a Viable Future. Keynote Address. Korean Home Economics Association. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. 

Vincenti, V. B. (1996). Exploration of the Relationship Between International Experiences and the Interdisciplinary Work of University Faculty.  International Federation of Home Economics. Bangkok, Thailand. 

Vincenti, V. B. (1992). Different Philosophies of Home Economics Education. Selected from abstract by Hungarians for presentation at the Corvinus University of Budapest [Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration at that time], Budapest, Hungary.

 

Other Professional Presentations

Vincenti, V. Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation by Family Members: What Professionals Can Do. Shepard Symposium on social Justice. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, April 3, 2014.

Vincenti, V. Elder Financial Exploitation via Power of Attorney Within Families: Family Contributions and Consequences. American Society on Aging Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 12, 2014. (poster)

Vincenti, V. Elder Financial Exploitation: What Families Contribute and How They Are Affected? Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance. Keystone, CO, October 29, 2013.

Vincenti, V. B. Elder Financial Exploitation Via Powers of Attorney: Insights from Family Members’ Experiences. 13th Consumer Issues Conference, Laramie, WY, October 4, 2013.

Vincenti, V. B., Goebel, K. P., and Jasper, C. R.  The Crime of Elder Financial Exploitation: A Threat to Community and Family Stability. Groves Conference on Marriage and Family. Newton, MA: June 5, 2013.

Vincenti, V. B. Elder Financial Exploitation: Why is it a Family Affair? Shepard Symposium on Social Justice. University of Wyoming, Laramie, April 5, 2013.

Vincenti, V. B., Goebel, K. P., Jasper, C. Power of Attorney (POA) Financial Exploitation of Elders: Impact on the Family. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. June 25, 2012.

Vincenti, V. B., Goebel, K. P., Hogarth, Jeanne M. “Financial Abuse of Elders by Familial Powers of Attorney: Impact, Prevention, and Redress.” National Council on Family Relations. Orlando, FL, November 18, 2011.

Vincenti, V. B. and Goebel, K. P. Jeanne Hogarth, and Rachel Schneider.  Power of Attorney Elder Abuse: What Can We Do About It?. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ. June 24, 2011.

Vincenti, V. B. A Critical Science Approach to Teaching. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference. Cleveland, OH. June 25, 2010. (poster)

Vincenti, V. B. Family Decisions about Our Relationship to Animals:
A Critical Science Approach. Groves Conference on Marriage & Family. Seattle, WA. June 19, 2010.

Anderson, C. L.; Andrews, M.; Ralston, P.; and Vincenti, V. Integration: Reflections & Looking Ahead.  Super Seminar.  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference. Knoxville, TN. June 26, 2009.


Goebel, K.; Seiling, S.; Vincenti, V.; and Rettig, K. Family Economics. Groves Conference on Marriage and Family. Chapel Hill, NC, June 9, 2009.

Vincenti, V. B. Heritage of the Profession. Keynote Address. Utah Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference. Thanksgiving Point, UT, November 7, 2008.

Vincenti, V. B., McFadden, J. R., Jolly, L. and Jay, N. The inside story for authors and prospective reviewers of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, WI, June 21, 2008.

Vincenti, V. B. Revising a Web-Based Family Resource Management Course for the Classroom and Online. National Council on Family Relations. Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, November 9, 2007.

With Kaija Turkki, and Ayako Kuramoto.  International Comparisons of the Profession in Finland, Japan, and the United States: Implications for the Future of FCS. Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV. June 23, 2007.

With Laura Jolly, Virginia Vincenti, John Paul Guttierez, and Joan R. McFadden. 2007. How to Publish in the Family and Consumer Sciences Research JournalGrand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV.  June 23, 2007.

Historical Research in Family & Consumer Sciences, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences Graduate Seminar. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. February 2, 2007.

What Do Central Administrators Think about FCS? Organizer and moderator of Panel: Nancy Belk, Chancellor, University of Nebraska – Omaha; James Netherton, President
Carson-Newman College; Virginia Caples, Former Provost and Former Interim President, current Director of Cooperative Extension, Alabama A & M University.  AAFCS National Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 24, 2006.

Cross-organizational Taskforce for Human Ecology Higher Education Program Advancement.  Session Title: Research and Observations Concerning Organizational and Structural Change in FCS Programs in Higher Education. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference. Charlotte, NC. June 24, 2006.

Cross-organizational Taskforce for Human Ecology Higher Education Program Advancement. Paper presented at The Society for Human Ecology. Salt Lake City, UT. October 15, 2005.

Legacies of the Past Influence the Future. Margaret Ritchie Distinguished Speaker. School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, September 16, 2005.

What Should We Do to Create a Viable Future in Michigan?  Tri-FCS Conference.  MacMullen Conference Center, North Higgins Lake State Park, MI. July 29, 2005.

Creating a Viable Future: Who’s In Control?  Tri-FCS Conference.  Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center, North Higgins Lake State Park, MI. July 28, 2005.

Organizational Structures for Family and Consumer Sciences Higher Education Programs.   Presentation at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. June 23, 2005.

A Year of Challenge and Opportunity. President’s Address. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. June 26, 2004.

Family and Consumer Sciences: Creating a Viable Future. Department of Human Development and Family Studies Seminar Series. College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Iowa State University, Ames, IA. May 5, 2004.

Open the Door to AAFCS.  Colorado Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Golden, CO. March 6, 2004.

Strengthening Collaboration in a Culture of Competition. Breakout Session Presentation. South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Myrtle Beach, SC. February 26, 2004.

Authentic Learning and Assessment. Breakout Session Presentation. South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Myrtle Beach, SC. February 26, 2004.

AAFCS Helping FCS Optimize the Quality of Life!  Keynote Address. South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Myrtle Beach, SC. February 26, 2004.

Leading by Listening. Pre-conference Workshop. South Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Myrtle Beach, SC February 25, 2004.

Direction for the Association. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Leadership Conference, Alexandria, VA. October 3, 2003.

Revitalizing a Spirit of Community. President’s Acceptance Speech. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Washington, DC. June 30, 2003.

Factors That Facilitate and Inhibit Interdisciplinary Teams. Session entitled “Connecting with Research Partners.” American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Washington, DC. June 29, 2003.

Developing Critical Thinking: A Scholarship of Teaching Project ContinuedInVISIBLE college Symposium, University of Wyoming, Laramie. May 23, 2003. 

Building Communities Using Family and Consumer SciencesSouth Dakota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Deadwood, SD.  April 11, 2003. 

What is Critical Science and Why Should We Care?Montana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Missoula, MT, April 4, 2003.

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: A New Light for the 21st CenturyMontana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Missoula, MT. April 3, 2003.

Exploring Our Past: Historical and Archival Research for the Centennial Celebration. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, Dallas, TX. June 24, 2002.

Credit Cards and Overbuying: The Problem of Affluenza. 3rd Wyoming Consumer Issues Conference. Laramie, WY. March 15, 2002.

Developing Higher Order Thinking: Intercultural Understanding in the College Classroom. Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA). Jackson, WY. October 12, 2001

Assessment of Learning: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Understanding. Presentation.  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. July 2, 2001.

Assessment of Learning: Higher Order Thinking and Intercultural Understanding.  University of Wyoming Center for Teaching Excellence InVISIBLE College Scholarship of Teaching Inquiry Project, Laramie, April, 17, 2001.  (With Anne Harrigan.)

Looking Back Into the Future.  Keynote Presentation. Colorado Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Arvada, March 23, 2001.

Rethinking Our Profession: Insights from the Past. Presentation. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Seattle, June 29, 1999.

Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum: Toward a Critical Science Approach. Panel Presentation. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Seattle, June 27, 1999.

Collaborating Across Disciplines: Perspectives, Problems, and Possibilities. Paper. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Seattle, June 27, 1999.

Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession. Roundtable at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Atlanta, June 29, 1998.

The Politics of Research. Invited Presentation.  Conference. The Politics of Knowledge, National Coalition for Black Development in Home Economics, Atlanta, June 26, 1998.

Teaching on the Wild Wooly Web. Invited Presentation. Wyoming Extension Showcase on Technology, Casper, February 20-21, 1998.

Using Outcomes Measures for Change. Faculty Development Workshop. Casper College, Casper, Wyoming, January 7, 1998. (With Rollin H. Abernathy).

Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession. Roundtable at the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, April 16, 1998.

Helping Faculty Articulate the Impact of Their Work. Paper. Session title: The Need to Become More Articulate About Our Work. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, 1996.

Priority Research Issues and Recommendations for Thinking/Reasoning Research. Presentation. Family and Consumer Sciences Education Research Committee session on research in the field, 1985-1995.  American Vocational Association Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996. (With Janet F. Laster).

Exploration of the Relationship Between International Experiences and the Interdisciplinary Work of University Faculty.  International Federation of Home Economics. Bangkok, Thailand, 1996.

Faculty Articulating the Impact of Their Work. American Association for Higher Education Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards. Atlanta, 1996.

Food Systems Workshop: A New Strategy for Funding in Higher Education. Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting. Nashville, 1995.

Home Economics Moves into the 21st Century. Keynote Presentation at the Home Economics Research Special Interest Group Business Meeting. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 1994.

Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the 20th Century. Presentation. Sponsored by the Teacher Education Section. American Home Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, 1993.

Home Economics:  A Bridge Between Science and Society.  Discussant. Berkshire Conference on Women's History (National Meeting).  Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1993.

Home Economics, An Historical Perspective. Keynote Speaker. Positioning the Profession for the 21st Century Conference. Sponsored by five home economics professional associations. Scottsdale, 1993.

What are the Qualities of Good Research? Keynote presentation at the Research Symposium sponsored by the National Association of Teacher Educators of Vocational Home Economics Annual Meeting in conjunction with the American Vocational Association Annual Convention.  St. Louis, 1992.

Personal Values and Interdisciplinary Work of University Faculty.  Paper with K. Wolfson. Annual Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies. Manchester, NH, 1990.

Transforming Practice in Home Economics Teacher Education.  Symposium.  American Home Economics Association Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, 1990.

Ellen Richards, Guiding Us Yet?  Paper.  American Home Economics Association Annual Meeting. Cincinnati, 1989.

Home Economics Curriculum: Priorities and Future Directions.  Paper.  Presented to the National Higher Education Committee created by the Joint Council on  Food and Agricultural Sciences, which in turn reports  to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Congress, and  other national audiences. Washington, D.C., 1988.

Teaching for Intellectual, Emotional, Moral Maturity: Taking a Risk. Concurrent Session. Teacher Education In-Service Conference "Strategies for Excellence in Home Economics Education." Sponsored by the Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education (ESAE) Section, of the Massachusetts Home Economics Education Association, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Ashland, 1988.

Developing Curriculum with a Problem Orientation. Workshop.  Teacher Education In-Service Conference, "Shaping Curriculum in Home Economics."  Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Lowell, 1988.

Connecting Past, Present and Future:  The Development of Professional Identity. Session for American Home Economics Association Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia, 1985.

Home Economics: Planning For the Future.  Massachusetts Extension Home Economics Program Planning Meeting.  Ashland, 1982.

 

Editorial and Review Activities

External Reviewer. Bachelor of Home Science Education. Department of Science and Technical Education, Faculty of Educational Studies. University of Putra Malaysia. Serdang Selangor. 2019.

Reviewer, AAFCS Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences manuscripts. Since 2004-2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019.

Reviewer. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (formerly Home Economics Research Journal), 1987 to 2013.

Ad hoc reviewer, Nurture: A transdisciplinary research journal for human civilization, 2011.

Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Family Issues, 2010.

Consultant. Research on home economics education in higher and secondary schools in Japan. Principle Investigator is Dr. Keiko Masuda, Fuji Takoha University. Grant-funded project, 2007-2010

Selected, Editorial Board for a book, Dalla, R. L., DeFrain, J., Johnson, J., and Abbott, D. A., Eds.  Strengths and Challenges of New Immigrant Families: Implications for Research, Policy, Education, and Service, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006.

Executive Editor, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2004- present.

Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004.

Reviewer. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (formerly Home Economics Research Journal), 1987 to present.

Reviewer, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, (formerly Journal of Vocational Home Economics Education), 1989-present.

Associate Editor, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 1996-1999.

Elected, Editorial Committee, Kappa Omicron Nu Forum. 1996-1999.

Ad hoc reviewer, Kappa Omicron Nu Forum, 1977, 1996, 1998.

Elected, Editorial Board, Journal of Vocational Home Economics Education. Journal of the National Association of Teacher Educators of Vocational Home Economics, an affiliate of the American Vocational Association, 1995-1997.

Ad hoc reviewer, Family Science Review, 1995.

Editor, Food Systems for Consumer Health: Workshop Report. (1995). Workshop hosted by the Board on Home Economics with the Board on Agriculture and the Board on Veterinary Medicine of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Vocational Home Economics Education. 11 (2): 63-66. Fall/Winter 1993.

Reviewer, Lives and Plans: Signs for Transforming Practice. Yearbook 12, Teacher Education Section, American Home Economics Association. eds. Linda Peterat and Eleanore Vaines. Mission Hills, CA: Glencoe Division, Macmillan/McGraw Hill, 1992.

Reviewer, Allyn and Bacon, Inc.; John Wiley and Sons, Inc. Publishers; University of Tennessee Press, 1980-1991.

Chair, Kappa Omicron Nu Forum Editorial Policy Board, 1988-1991. Refereed journal of Kappa Omicron Phi and Omicron Nu Honor Societies. Elected to the Editorial Board, 1987.

Reviewer, proposed session papers for 1989 AERA Convention, Home Economics Research Special Interest Group., 1988.

Reviewer, Program Committee, National Association of Teacher Educators of Home Economics.  Affiliate of the American Vocational Association, 1987.

Consultant and reviewer, Heritage of Home Economics II: 1920 to the Present. (1987).

Project Director, Yvonne Gentzler, The Pennsylvania State University. Produced by Kappa Omicron Phi. (a multi-media presentation).

Guest Editor, Integration In the Professional Preparation of Home Economists, Issue Theme.  The Distaff 52 (2) Spring 1986.

Reviewer, The Heritage of Home Economics: 1840-1920.  (1984). Co-Project Directors, Bonnie Braun and Peggy Meszaros. Stillwater: > Oklahoma State University, (a slide presentation). Produced by the American Home Economics Association, Kappa Omicron Phi, and Oklahoma Home Economics Association. (a multi-media presentation).


Funded Research

Vincenti, V. B. and Steinman, B. A. (2019). Preventing Elder Family Financial Exploitation: Risk and Protective Factors within Families by Family-Member Power-of-Attorney Agents. Alumni Research Grant 2020-2022, Phi Upsilon Omicron. $2,500.

Ehmke, C. and Vincenti, V. (October 2019). Elder Family Financial Exploitation: Data Analysis. USDA NIFA priority area of Communities, Families, and Youth. $10,000.

Ehmke, C. and Vincenti, V. (2019). Elder Family Financial Exploitation Awareness & Prevention. John P. Ellbogen Foundation, Wyoming Communities, Agriculture, and Rural Living Fund. $12,240.00 in the first year and $1,025.00 in the second year.

Vincenti, V. (2018). Understanding Elder Family Financial Exploitation (EFFE): Identifying Risk and Protective Factors. Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society. August 2018-September 2021. $3,000 per year.

Betz-Hamilton, A. and Vincenti, V. B. (2017). Elder Family Financial Exploitation: Risk and Protective Factors within Families. Alumni Research Grant, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Inc. $2,500.

Steinman, B., Vincenti, V., and Gerow, K. (2016). Factors Predicting Elder Financial Exploitation by Relatives with Powers of Attorney. Social Justice Research Center. $4,000.

Vincenti, V. B.; Betz-Hamilton, A.’ Schatz, M. C. S.; Goebel, K. P.; Rudisuhle, D. P. (2014). Understanding Elder Financial Exploitation in the Family: Identifying Relational Complexities. National Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society. National Alumni Chapter Grant $1,000 and the New Initiatives Grant, $3,000 for a total of $4,000.  August 1, 2014-August 31, 2016.

Vincenti, V. B.; Rudisuhle, D.; Browne, L.B.; Jasper, C. R.; Goebel, K. P.; Betz-Hamilton, A. (2013). Financial Exploitation by Family Members with Powers of Attorney: What Family Members’ Experiences Reveal About This Problem, Its Causes, and Consequences.  Alumni Research Grant, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Inc., January 1, 2014-September 31, 2016. $2,500.

Vincenti, V. B., (2013). Multistate Research Project W2191, Elder Financial Exploitation: Impact on Families. October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2019. $3,600 annually funded.

Vincenti, V. B. (2013). Professional Development and Curriculum Development in Aging. Wyoming Geriatric Education Center. $3,060. March 2013 –September 2014.

Vincenti, V. B. (2013). Financial Exploitation of the Elderly within the Family System. University of Wyoming Social Justice Research Center Grant, $3,000. March 2013-October 2014.

Vincenti, V. B., Goebel, K. P., Jasper, C. R. (2012). Multistate Research Project W2191, Elder Financial Exploitation: Impact on Families. approved. October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2017. $3,600.

Vincenti, V. (2012). The Growing Global Problem of Elder Financial Exploitation: Impact of and on Families. University of Wyoming Social Justice Research Center Grant, $1,000.

Vincenti, V. B., Goebel, K. P., Jasper, C. R., Hogarth, J. M. (2011). Power of Attorney (POA) Financial Exploitation of Elders: The Experiences of Family Members and the Impact on the Family. Alumni Research Grant, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Inc., $2,500. December 31, 2011-December 31, 2013.

Vincenti, V. B. (2007). International Reframing of Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences. Research with Kaija Turkki, and Ayako Kuramoto. Global Perspectives Grant Program, College of Agriculture. $2,000, April 2006-March 2007.

Vincenti, V. B. (2005-2007). Development and Maintenance of the U.S. Higher Education Family and Consumer Sciences Programs and Specializations Database.  Board on Home Economics of (NASULGC), Council of Administrators of Family & Consumer Sciences, Higher Ed. Unit of Am. Assoc. of FCS.  $1650, August-December 2005; $1500, January-July 2006; $3,600, August-December 2006; $6,733 January-December 2007.

Vincenti, V. B. (2002). Verna J. Hitchcock: A Rocky Mountain Pioneer in Home Economics. Paul Stock Foundation Work Study Project. University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture. $600. 2002-2003.

Vincenti, V. B. With Katie M. Jones. (2000-2001.) Assessment of Learning: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Understanding. Center for Teaching Excellence. University of Wyoming. $1800.

Vincenti, V. B. With Anne Harrigan. (2000-2001). Experiences and Attitudes that Facilitate Interdisciplinary Competence and Motivation in FCS Higher Education Faculty.  Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Agriculture Office of Academic Affairs and Dean’s Office, Office of Research.  University of Wyoming. $8834. 

Vincenti, V. B. (1999). Experiences and Attitudes that Facilitate Interdisciplinary Competence and Motivation in FCS Higher Education Faculty. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Massachusetts Avenue Building Assets Fund Grant, $7,500, 1999-2000.

Vincenti, V. B. (1999). Why Some Higher Education Faculty Do Interdisciplinary Work. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 1999 Ruth O’Brien Project Grant, $5,000, 1999-2000.

Vincenti, V. B. (1998). Outcomes Assessment of College of Agriculture Alums and Employers. Office of Academic Affairs. > University of Wyoming. $4700, 1998-99.

Vincenti, V. B. (1997). Critical Issues Identification Survey. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Critical Issues Identification Subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee. $4600, 1997-98.

Vincenti, V. B. (1995). With Monica Beglau, and Richard Flor.

Critical Conversations: An Exploration of Reflective Dialogues in Education. The Eisenhower Higher Education Project. College of Education, University of Wyoming. $10,500, 1995-96.  (Stephen D. Brookfield consultant)

Vincenti, V. B. (1995). Experience of University Faculty Doing Interdisciplinary Work: Beyond Fragmentation of Knowledge. Wyoming Agriculture Experiment Station, University of Wyoming, Laramie. $10,000, 1995.

Vincenti, V. B. (1993-1994). With Sarah Stage. Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the 20th Century. College of Human Ecology, Cornell University.  $2,500, $700, 1993, 1994

Vincenti, V. B. (1990). Omicron Nu Post-Doctoral Fellowship.  To support research on the experience of higher education faculty doing interdisciplinary work.  $2000, 1990, 1991.

Vincenti, V. B. (1989). The Experiences of Higher Education Faculty Doing Interdisciplinary Work: Implications for Overcoming Fragmentation and Isolation of Specialized Knowledge.  Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. $8,610 for the first year, $12,000 for the second year, $10,000 for the third year, 1989-92.

Vincenti, V. B. (1989). The Meaning of Integration for Home Economics University Faculty.  American Home Economics Association Foundation, Washington, D.C.  $1,000, 1989.

Vincenti, V. B. (1988). With Joan Broadcorens. Secondary School Superintendents' Predictions About Home Economics Programs and Teaching Positions, 1990-91. Division of Home Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  $250, 1988.

Vincenti, V. B. (1987). Archival Consultancy for American Home Economics Association, History and Archives Committee.  National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives.  $2,672, 1987-1988.

Vincenti, V. B. (1987). Establishment of Functioning Archives for the American Home Economics Association.  Conservation and Resources; Highsmith Company, Inc.; J.C. Penney; and Nasco.  $l,350, 1987.

Vincenti, V. B. (1984). Influences on Ellen H. Richards' Philosophy of Home Economics.  University Research Council and Dean, > College of Food and Natural Resources.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.  $l,000, 1984.

Vincenti, V. B. (1984). Needs Assessment of Home Economics Teachers, Extension Home Economists, and EFNEP Supervisors.  Division of Home Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  $l,500, 1984


Professional Service

International Federation of Home Economics-U.S.: Exhibit Committee chair for the 2020 International Federation of Home Economics World Congress. Atlanta, GA, USA, August 2-8, 2020.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences: Human Development and Family Sciences option faculty member.  Faculty Evaluation Committee [2011-2015]; Graduate Committee [2005-2015]; Organized recruiting event with UW Admissions Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming Junior High campus visit to the FCS Department [2007].  Faculty Senate, Department Representative [2004-2007]; Oral Communications Competency Committee, convener [2003-present]; Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences Education option [1997-2003], Education Committee [1996-1998]; Curriculum Committee [1997-present, chair 2000-2003]; Budget Committee [2000-2001]; Teaching Peer Evaluation Committee [1996-2001]; Department Self-Study Committee [1998-99]. Advisor, UW American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Registered Student Organization, 1995-2019, co-advisor [2005 to 2007].

College of Agriculture: Western Region Teaching Symposium Planning Committee [1999]; College Review Committee for University Institutional Review of the College of Agriculture [1998]; College Technology Committee [1996-1997]. Search Committee for Dean [1993].

University of Wyoming: Faculty Senate Academic Information Technology Committee (AITC) of the Faculty Senate [2010-2017]; Co-chair, Consumer Issues Conference Planning Committee [2003-2015], Chair, Consumer Issues Conference Planning Committee [1999-2003], Member-sabbatical year [2005-2006, 2014-2015]; University Graduate Council, University Graduate Admissions Committee [1998]; University Outcomes Assessment Committee [1997-2000]; Faculty Senate Budget Committee [1998-2002, chair 2000-2001]; Nominating Committee [2001].

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: Leadership Council, [2014 to present]. Nominating Committee, [2013-2016]. Public Policy Committee, [2011-2015]. Executive Editor, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, [2004-2009]. Member, AAFCS Redesign Project Task Force on assessment and redesign of awards, grants, fellowships, and scholarships programs, [2007].  Chair, Taskforce for Program Advancement (formerly Program Viability Taskforce, [2003-2007]; Chair, Archives Fund Development Campaign Committee; [2004-2006]; Executive Editor, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal [2004-2005]; Chair of Past Presidents’ Unit [2006]; President [2003-2004], President-Elect [2002-2003]; Vice-President for Programs (Board of Directors) [1999-2001]; [1999-Chair [1997-1998], Chair-Elect [1996-1997] Critical Issues Identification Subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Committee; Chair [1997-1998] Awards Committee of the Technology and Education Section; Chair [1989-1991], Chair-Elect [1988-1989] Teacher Education Section; Past Chair [1991-1992], Chair [1989-1991], Chair Elect [1988-1989], Teacher Education Section Yearbook Planning Committee [1988-1992]; Juror, New Achievers Award [1989]; [1986-1988] Chair, History and Archives Committee, Member [1985-1988]; Member, Future Development Committee [1983-1985].

Colorado-Wyoming Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: 1st Vice-President, [2010-2011]

Wyoming Association of Family and Consumer Sciences: Chair, Nominating Committee [2002, 2005]; Parliamentarian [1997-2003]; President [2009-2015]; Vice-President [2015-present].

Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Science: Organizer and implementer, Mentoring Program [1994-1995]; Annual meeting planning Committee [1993-1994].

People to People: Delegate, Home Economics Education trip to Russia and Hungary [1992].

National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges Board on Home Economics: Member, Strategic Planning Committee [1992-1995]; Member, Food Systems Workshop Planning Committee [1994]; Alternate, Research Committee [1993-94].

Association of Career and Technical Education (formerly American Vocational Association): Member, [1991-present]; Member, Teacher Education Subcommittee [1989-1993]; Member, Thinking and Problem-solving Subcommittee [ 1986-1993]. Home Economics Division Research Committee.

National Testing Service: Writer, Test questions on Home Economics for the National Teachers Exam.  Princeton, NJ [1991].

American Educational Research Association: Planning Consultant, Conference on "Rethinking Women and Home Economics in the 20th Century."  Ithaca:  College of Human Ecology, Cornell University [1991]. Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair [1990-91]. Home Economics Research Special Interest Group.

International Interest Group on Integration in Home Economics: Chair, Integration in Home Economics Conference prior to the American Home economics Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore [1988]; Chair, Integration in Home Economics Conference, Chicago [1988].

Omicron Nu/Kappa Omicron Nu: Consultant, Teaching of Writing project [1987], Alpha Pi chapter Advisor, 1980s. Member of Board of Directors, Member of Kappa Omicron Phi member since 1963.

Massachusetts Home Economics Association: Chair [1987-91], Co-chair [1987-1988], Research Section; Chair [1986-1987], College and University Section; Chair [1985-1987], Teacher Education Section; Panelist, "Issues in Higher Education," Teacher Education In-Service.  Sponsored by Elementary, Secondary and Adult Education Section, Ashland [1986]; Alternate delegate for American Home Economics Association National Convention [1984]; Co-chair, Membership Committee [ 1983-1984].

New England Home Economics Teacher Educators and State Supervisors Task Force.  Member. Established at the request of New England deans of agriculture at Land Grant Universities to recommend organization and delivery of Home Economics Education Programs in the region [1987-1988].

Beverly High School: Ad hoc Curriculum Consultant, Home Economics Department, Beverly, Massachusetts [1987].

Home Economics Education Advisory Committee/Coalition Initiator, organizer and co-leader; a statewide, Massachusetts [1985-1989].

Massachusetts State Board of Education: Testifier, about use of federal funds for Consumer and Homemaking Education and the current "State Plan for Vocational Education," [1985].

Western Massachusetts Home Economics Association: Member, Program Planning Committee [1983-1984].


Honors and Awards

Awarded, Distinguish Service Award, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, June 2020.

Selected, A Legend (Leader) in Family and Consumer Sciences, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, June 2016.

Selected for inclusion in a book, Leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences, published by Kappa Omicron Nu, November 2014.

Selected, for Kappa Omicron Nu Member Spotlight, Website, May 2014.

Selected, Groves Conference on Marriage and Families, 2008.

Selected, Margaret Ritchie Distinguished Speaker. School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Idaho, 2005.

Selected, Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education (WWSSHE), 2004.

Awarded, Distinguished Research Award, Education and Technology Division, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1999.

AAFCS certificate for distinguished service to the profession 1998

Awarded Omicron Nu Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1990-1991; 1991-1992.

Selected, Who's Who in American Education, 1989-90.

Nominated, Lilly Endowment Faculty Fellowship.  Division of Home Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1987.

Nominated, Non-Tenured Women Faculty Fellowship Program, The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, 1984.

Awarded Omicron Nu Chapter Advisors' Who's Who Award of Excellence, 1983.

Named General Foods Fund Fellow, 1979-1980.

Invited, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1979.

Selected, Outstanding Young Women of America, 1978.

Invited, Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society, 1975.

Invited, Omicron Nu Honor Society, 1974.

Selected, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1968.

Invited, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, 1967.

Invited, Kappa Omicron Phi Honor Society, 1966.


Media Interviews

Interviewed and quoted in Credit Cards for People with No Credit. WalletHub. Sept. 5, 2019.

Interviewed and quoted about personal finance for WalletHub. April 2016.

Interviewed and quoted in New York Times Opinion Pages, Is America Ready for Healthy Convenience Food? Anna North, December 5, 2014


Professional Affiliations

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

American Council on Consumer Interests

American Education Research Association (Inactive)

Association for Integrative Studies

Association for Career and Technical Education

International Federation of Home Economics

Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society

National Council for Family Relations

Phi Delta Kappa (Inactive)

Phi Kappa Phi (Inactive)

Phi Upsilon Omicron

Wyoming Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

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