Renee Hughner

Associate Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
1780
Associate Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
1780
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
1780

Biography

Renée Shaw Hughner is an associate professor in the Morrison School of Agribusiness. Broadly, her research lies in the areas of food marketing as it relates to consumer behavior, health, nutrition, and education. Her research has focused on understanding the role of labels in consumer decision making. Current projects also include the examination of food systems in alleviating food insecurity. Dr. Hughner currently serves as Vice Chairwoman on the Board of the Arizona Food & Drug Industry Education Foundation and is former Chairwoman of the National Grocers Association Food Industry University Coalition. She is a recipient of the Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Service to Students award, and teaches courses in Agribusiness Marketing, Strategy, and Food Retailing. She has published research in Food Policy, Agribusiness, the Journal of Consumer Behaviour, and the Journal of Business Research. She currently serves on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Macromarketing and the Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing.   

Education

  • Ph.D. Arizona State University 2000
  • M.B.A. University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1992
  • B.S. University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1987

Research Interests

  • Role and Relationship of Food in Consumer Wellness
  • Organic Food Movement
  • Organic Food in Consumers' Daily Lives

Publications

Peschel, Anne Odile, Carola Grebitus, Mohammed Hussen Alemu and Renee Shaw Hughner (2019) “Personality Traits and Preferences for Production Method Labeling–A Latent Class Approach,” Food Quality and Preference, volume 74 (June) 163-171. (5-Year Impact Factor 4.187)

Grebitus, Carola, Anne Odile Peschel and Renee Shaw Hughner (2018) “Voluntary Food Labeling: The Additive Effect of “Free From” labels and Region of Origin,” Agribusiness: An International Journal, 34(4), 714-727.

Dumitrescu, Claudia, Renée Shaw Hughner and Clifford J. Shultz II (2018) “Examining Consumers’ Responses to Corporate Social Responsibility Addressing Childhood Obesity: The Mediating Role of Attributional Judgments,” Journal of Business Research, Vol 88 (July) 132-140.  

Lacagnina, Gina, Renee Shaw Hughner, Cristina Barroso, Richard Hall and Christopher Wharton (2017) “Supply Chain Barriers to Healthy, Affordable Produce in Phoenix-Area Food Deserts,” Journal of Food Distribution Research, November. Vol 48 (3) 1-15.

Dumitrescu, Claudia, Renée Shaw Hughner and Cliff J. Shultz II (2017) "Why Do Some Consumers Make Unhealthy Food Choices?" Journal of Food Product Marketing, 23 (6) 683-704.  

Dumitrescu Claudia, Renée Shaw Hughner & Clifford J. Shultz II (2016). Policy and Marketing Changes to Help Curb Childhood Obesity: Government Ban Vs. Industry Self‐Regulation. International Journal of Consumer Studies40(5), 519-526.

Wharton, Christopher M., Renée Shaw Hughner, Lexi MacMillan and Claudia Dumitrescu (2015) "Community Supported Agriculture Programs: A Novel Venue for Theory-Based Health Behavior Change Interventions" Ecology of Food and Nutrition, May-Jun 54(3) 280-301.

Nganje, William, Renée Shaw Hughner and Paul Patterson (2014) “Perception of Risks and Preferences for Locally Grown Produce: A Marketing System ApproachJournal of Food Products Marketing, Vol 20 (2) 196-214.

Nganje, William E., Renée Shaw Hughner and Nicholas E. Lee (2011) “State-Branded Programs and Consumer Preference for Locally Grown Produce” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 40 (1)  20-32.

Hughner, Renée Shaw, Jill Maher, Nancy Childs and William Nganje (2009) “Fish: Friend or Foe?  Food Policy and Subpopulation Warnings for Consumers” Food Policy, 34 (2) 185-197.

Hughner, Renée Shaw and Susan Schultz Kleine (2008), “What Does Health Mean?: Consumers’ Lay Health Theories in Relation to Prevailing and Countervailing Paradigms,” Qualitative Health Research, 18, (12) 1687-1703.

Hughner, Renée Shaw, Jill Kurp Maher and Nancy Childs (2008) “Review of Food Policy and Consumer Issues of Mercury in Fish,” Journal of the American College of Nutrition, April 27 (2) 185-194.

Hughner, Renée Shaw, Pierre McDonagh, Andrea Prothero, Clifford Shultz II and Julie Stanton (2007) “Who are Organic Food Consumers? A Compilation and Review of Why People Purchase Organic Food,” Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Vol 6, (2-3) 94-110.

Hughner, Renee Shaw and Jill Maher (2006) “Factors that Influence Parental Food Purchases for Children: Implications for Dietary Health,” Journal of Marketing Management, Vol. 22 (9) 929-954.

Maher, Jill Kurp and John B. Lord, Renée Shaw Hughner, and Nancy M. Childs (2006) “Food Advertising on Children’s Television: An Exploratory Look at Changes in Products and Appeals 2000-2005,” Young Consumers: Insight and Ideas for Responsible Marketers, Vol. 7, (4) 41-52.

Maher, Jill K. and Renée Shaw Hughner (2005) “Experiential Marketing Projects: Student Perceptions of Live Case and Simulation Methods,” Journal for Advancement of Marketing Education, Vol. 7 (Winter) 1-10.

Burkink, Tim, Renée Shaw Hughner, and Raymond Marquardt (2005) “An Analysis of Health Department Violations in Restaurants by Ownership Type,” Journal of Foodservice Business Research, Vol. 7 (1) 97-115.

Hughner, Renée Shaw and Susan Schultz Kleine, (2004) “Views of Health from the Lay Sector: A Compilation and Review of How Individuals Think About Health,” Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine.  (October) Vol. 8 (4) 395-422.

Lastovicka, John, Lance Bettencourt, Renée Shaw Hughner, and Ron Kuntze (1999) “Lifestyle of the Tight and Frugal: Theory and Measurement,” Journal of Consumer Research (June), Vol. 26 (1) 85-99.

Kleine, Susan Schultz and Renée Shaw Hughner (1999) “Paradigm Shifts in Health Care: Consumers’ Personal Theories of Health,” Alternative Health Practitioner (Winter) Vol 5 (3).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 321Agribusiness Marketing
AGB 394Special Topics
AGB 445Food Retailing
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 445Food Retailing
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 394Special Topics
AGB 445Food Retailing
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 321Agribusiness Marketing
AGB 394Special Topics
AGB 445Food Retailing
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 394Special Topics
AGB 445Food Retailing
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 321Agribusiness Marketing
AGB 394Special Topics
AGB 445Food Retailing
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 445Food Retailing
WPC 494Special Topics
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 321Agribusiness Marketing
WPC 494Special Topics
SCM 591Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 445Food Retailing
AGB 494Special Topics
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 321Agribusiness Marketing
AGB 394Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 494Special Topics
AGB 499Individualized Instruction

Presentations

  • Lee, Nicholas E., William Nganje, and Renee Shaw Hughner. State Branded Programs and Consumer Preference for Locally Grown Produce. AAEA Selected Presentation (Jul 2010).
  • Hughner, Renee Shaw, William Nganje, and Nicholas E. State Branded Programs and Consumer Preference for Locally Grown Produce. NAREA 2010 workshop: The Economics of Local Food Markets (Jun 2010).
  • Wharton, Christopher, Renee Hughner, Alexandra MacMillan. The Roles and Values of Community Supported Agriculture: Opinions of Current and Former Members of CSAs as well as Nonmember Experts. 2009 Joint Conference of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society and the Association for the (May 2009).
  • Renee Hughner. Service in Marketing Education. 2009 Marketing Educators' Association Annual Meeting: Advancing the Practice and Scholarship of Mark (Apr 2009).

Editorships

Editorial Review Board

  • Journal of Macromarketing, 2006-current

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 2006-current

Session co-chair

  • "Services in Marketing Education," Marketing Educators Association, 2009.

Service

  • New Root Farm Program of The International Rescue Committee, Advisory Committee Member (2010 - Present)
  • Agriculture and Human Values, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Faculty Advisor to ASU's Student Chapter of NAMA (2010 - Present)
  • National Grocers Association (NGA) Faculty Mentor, Faculty Advisor on NGA Student Case Competition. Advise and mentor students on competition; attend NGA Annual Convention with students. (2010 - Present)
  • Produce Marketing Association Faculty Representative, Faculty Representative & Advisor (2010 - Present)
  • Vision and Curriculum Committee (VCC), Secretary (2010 - Present)
  • National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Faculty Advisor to ASU's Student Chapter of NAMA (2009 - Present)
  • Produce Marketing Association Faculty Representative, Faculty Representative & Advisor (2009 - Present)
  • Vision and Curriculum Committee (VCC), Secretary (2009 - Present)
  • The ISMD and The Macromarketing Society Joint Conference, Reviewer for the Food and Agribusiness track (2006 - Present)
  • 2007 Marketing & Public Policy Conference, Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Macromarketing, Member of Editorial and Policy Review Board (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Macromarketing, Member of Editorial and Policy Review Board (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Macromarketing, Member of Editorial and Policy Review Board (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • MSMA Standards Committee, Committee Member (2005 - Present)
  • National Grocers Association (NGA) Faculty Mentor, Mentor/Advisor to students attending NGA Show (2005 - Present)
  • National Grocers Association (NGA) Faculty Mentor, Mentor/Advisor to students attending NGA Show (2005 - Present)
  • Scholarship Committe, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Scholarship Committe, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Scholarship Committe, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • University Food Industry Coalition, member and representative of ASU's Morrision School (2005 - Present)
  • University Food Industry Coalition, member and representative of ASU's Morrision School (2005 - Present)
  • Faculty Advisor Peace Corps International Master's Program, Advise students interested in the Peace Corps MI (2003 - Present)
  • Faculty Advisor Peace Corps International Master's Program, Advise students interested in the Peace Corps MI (2003 - Present)
  • Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Faculty Mentor/ Advisor to students attending the FMI Show (2003 - Present)
  • MSMA Vision and Curriculum Committee, Committee Member (2003 - Present)
  • National Grocers Association (NGA), Member of University Coaltion (2003 - Present)
  • MSMA Graduate Committee, Committee Member (2002 - Present)
  • Peace Corps Faculty Representative, Supervise Peace Corps recruiter (2002 - Present)
  • 2009 Marketing Educators' Association Annual Meeting: Advancing the Practice and Scholarship of Mark, Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Arizona Food Marketing Association, Volunteer at annual bag-off event (2007)
  • Arizona Food Marketing Association, Volunteer at annual bag-off event (2007)
  • Scholarship Committe, Member (2003 - 2004)

Work History

Academic Positions Arizona State University: 2002-present, 1994-1999. Previous Appointments: St. Joseph's University, University of Massachusetts