Aimee D. Prawitz is a Professor in the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences and Assistant to the Dean for Research in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University. She earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Human Ecology with Specialization in Consumer Science at Louisiana State University. The College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University has honored her with the Sullivan Award for Excellence in Research in 2005 and 2010.
Dr. Prawitz has published over 45 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has made over 50 presentations at national and regional conferences. Her doctoral dissertation was recognized with honorable mention awards by both the American Council on Consumer Interests and the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University. Prawitz has served as a consultant to the Clara Abbott Foundation, and as a Research Scholar with InCharge Education Foundation, Inc.
Prawitz has served as the editor of the Journal of Consumer Education and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning and the Journal of Consumer Affairs. Her research is focused on the effects of financial education on financial distress/financial well-being and on financial practices. Currently, she is serving as the Director of Research for the Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation (PFEEF).