Dr. Sharon M. Danes is a Professor Emeritus in the Family Social Science Department at the University of Minnesota. She has authored over 225 refereed research articles, book chapters, and outreach publications emphasizing the intersection of economic and social decision-making. She developed the Family Financial Socialization and Sustainable Family Business theories. She is Past-President of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. She serves on a number of editorial boards of research journals in the family, family financial and family business disciplines.