Dr. Wikle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in public economics and labor economics. Dr. Wikle holds a Masters of Arts degree in economics from the University of Texas. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in economics and music from Brigham Young University. Dr. Wikle has taught or assisted various economics courses at four universities.
Research InterestsDr. Wikle researches family interactions, including parent resource investment in children (causes and consequences), adolescent contact with family members, and contextual factors affecting family interactions. She also researches early childhood education policy, including consequences of policy on family outcomes. Her research uses a range of empirical evaluation techniques and practices.
Teaching InterestsDr. Wikle teaches graduate Research Methods and undergraduate Child and Family Policy.
- Ph. D., Economics , Public Finance, Labor, Macroeconomics, University of Texas (2013)
- M.A., Economics , Labor, University of Texas (2006)
- B.A., Economics and Music , Brigham Young University (2002)