Melody K. Waring

Ph.D. Student

Curriculum vitae

School of Social Work

University of Wisconsin-Madison

1350 University Ave
Office 126
Madison, WI 53706


Feb 3, 2020

Here's the bio for my TA award! Such an honor to be selected among UW-Madison's legion of TAs. (Grateful to my amazing PhD Program Director, Kristi Slack, who nominated me!!) (Link)

Jan 18, 2020

Had another excellent experience at the annual SSWR (Society for Social Work and Research) conference! This year it was held in Washington, DC. I was on a pretty amazing panel on caregiving--the other two presenters both were sharing results of origina... (Link)

Read more

Jan 6, 2020

Great breaking news! I just found out that the University of WI-Madison Campus-Wide TA Award Committee chose me to receive a 2019 Teaching Assistant Award! They'll be adding a post about it to the UW Madison website soon -- in the meantime, enjoy this ... (Link)

Read more

Sep 12, 2019

Had such a great time presenting preliminary findings from my second chapter at the 2019 PSID Annual Users Conference. Highly recommend this conference -- so many opportunities for feedback with folks in the PSID trenches! The paper I presented foll... (Link)

Read more

Aug 1, 2019

Great first day of presenting my dissertation poster at the 21st Annual Social Security Administration Research Consortium Meeting! My poster is based on my paper "Women, Work, and Caring for Aging Parents: Modelling Difference by Education in the Pane... (Link)

Read more

Jun 20, 2019

Had a fantastic experience at the inaugural Junior Scholars In Training (JSIT) week, funded by the Social Security Administration. The Junior Scholars Intensive Training (JSIT) is a week-long, residential intensive program for 10 scholars in social ... (Link)

Read more

Jun 19, 2019

Looking forward to presenting at the upcoming PSID Users Conference! I'll be bright and early in Session 1 on September 12, 2019. (Link)

May 30, 2019

Excited to share that my Dissertation Fellowship through the Boston College Center for Retirement Research and the Social Security Administration (SSA) has been confirmed! (Link)