Design, Housing & Apparel College of Design
Design, Housing, and Apparel

Faculty Profile: Ann C. Ziebarth

Ann C. Ziebarth, Ph.D



Specialties & Expertise

  • Housing Issues in Small Towns & Rural Places
  • Housing Policy
  • Rural Sociology
  • Migrant Worker Housing
  • Employer Assisted Housing
  • Workforce Housing and Rural Health Care Providers

Course Titles

  • HSG 2401 Introduction to Housing
  • HSG 4465 Housing in a Global Perspective
  • HSG 5160 Special Topics Health and Housing
  • HSG 5484 Rural Housing Issues
  • HSG 8467 Theoretical Perspectives in Housing Studies
  • HSEM 3010 Women, Housing, & Public Policy
  • DES 1905 The Big House: Prisons and Housing     

Selected Scholarship

  • Ziebarth, A. (2012) Rural Housing in A.T. Canswell (ed). Encyclopedia of Housing (2nd Edition) pp. 642-647.
  • Choi, Y., Ziebarth, A., Hwang, E., & Koh, S. (2012) Intentions of Nursing Home Entry Among Elderly Residents in Jeju, Korea. Housing & Society. 993 (1) pp. 29-49.
  • Ziebarth, A. & Steggell, C. (Eds)(2012) A Field Guide to Housing Theory (2nd Edition)
  • Ziebarth, A. (2010). Exurbanization, Homeownership and the Working Poor. In D.W. Marcouiller, M. Lapping, and O. Furuseth (Eds.) Rural Housing, Exurbanization and Amenity-Driven Development (pp. 175-192). Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  • Ziebarth, A. (2010). Discourse, Discrimination, & Domicide. Paper presented at International Sociology Association World Congress. Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Ziebarth, A. (2009). Housing heroines: A social action research. Housing and Society. 36(1), 57-74.
  • Ziebarth, A. (2006). Housing seasonal workers for the Minnesota processed vegetable industry. Rural Sociology. 71(2), 335-357.
  • Hwang, E. & Ziebarth, A. (2006). The impacts of different aspects of residential environments on housing satisfaction among Korean American Elders. Housing and Society. 33(2), 53-72.
  • Ziebarth, A. & Tigges, L. (2003). Earning a Living/Building a Life: Income-Generating and Income-Saving Strategies of Rural Wisconsin Families. In W. Falk, M. Schulman, & A. Tickamyer (Eds.), Communities of Work. Athens, 316-338. OH: Ohio University Press.

Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • Housing Studies Program, Program Director, 2010-2013.
  • College of Design Faculty Consultative Committee, 2010-2011.
  • Housing Education & Research Association, President, 2009-2010.
  • University Faculty Senate, 2008-2011.
  • Rural Sociology Society, Membership chair, 2008-2009, 2011-2012.
  • Housing Assistance Council Research Advisory Panel, 2001-2008.
  • College of Design Scholarship Committee, 2007-2008.
  • College of Design Diversity Committee, chair, 2006-2007, member 2010-2011.
  • Reviewer for Introduction to Housing textbook, 2005.
  • Reviewer for Rural Sociology journal. 1999-current.
  • Housing Assistance Council (HAC) Research Advisory Panel, 2001-2005.
  • Reviewer for USDA Small Business Innovation Research Grants, 2001-2011.



Housing Studies Program

Faculty Research Fellow, Center for Rural Design


Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

358 McNeal Hall

1985 Buford Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55108-6136

(612) 625-8795



Student Quotes:
"I am a housing studies major and have also had her for DHA 5484. She is a great prof if you get to know her. She is also a great asset when looking into concentrations and career opportunities. Her classes are straight-forward but require more work than other DHA courses. Show up to class and read everything! She's a lot of fun."
"I wasn't interested in the class prior to attending - but found myself actually interested in some of the content throughout the semester. It is definitely a class in which going to the lectures helps a TON when it comes to the assignments and tests, but overall the course is not too difficult. She is approachable and helpful."
"Very friendly and approachable, and is a pretty good lecturer. She's a bit fast but the classes are manageable as long as you study hard-I recommend going to class everyday. This class is quite interesting and covers a variety of housing topics that I really liked learning about."