dha College of Design
Design, Housing, and Apparel

Becky L. Yust, Ph.D.

 

Specialties & Expertise

  • Housing adequacy and affordability
  • Housing decisions and theory
  • Energy consumption and conservation
  • Homeownership initiatives
Course Titles (resident and outreach teaching)
  • HSG 4461 Housing Development and Management
  • HSG 4467W/5467 Housing and the Social Environment
  • HSG 5471 Housing Studies Certificate Seminar
  • DES 8181 Research and Ethics
  • IDes 2613 Interior Structures, Systems, and Life Safety

Selected Scholarship

  • Yust, B. L. (forthcoming). Multifamily housing design. In K. Anacker, A. Carswell, K. Tremblay, & S. Kirby (Eds.), Introduction to housing (2nd Edition). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

  • Cook, C., Bruin, M., & Yust, B. (forthcoming). Housing affordability. In K. Anacker, A. Carswell, K. Tremblay, & S. Kirby (Eds.), Introduction to housing (2nd Edition). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

  • Carswell, A., Yust, B., & Turcotte, D. (2013). A content review and impact analysis of Housing and Society through 40 years. Housing and Society, 40, 232-245.

  • Skobba, K., Bruin, L., & Yust, B. (2013). Beyond renting and owning: The housing accommodations of low-income families. Journal of Poverty, 17, 234-252. doi: 10.1080/10875549.2013.775992

  • Yust, B. L. (2012). Crowding. In A. T. Carswell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of housing (2nd Ed.), pp. 110-113. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. (3000 words)

  • Yust, B. L. (2012). Environmental contamination: Lead. In A. T. Carswell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of housing (2nd Ed.), pp. 169-171. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Cook, C. C., Bruin, M., & Yust, B. L. (2012). Housing adjustment theory. In A. T. Carswell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of housing (2nd Ed.), pp. 336-338. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  

  • Crull, S., Cook, C., Bruin, M., Yust, B., Shelly, M., Laux, S., Memken, J., Niemeyer, S., & White, B. (2009). Evidence of a housing decision chain in rural community vitality. Rural Sociology, 74(1), 113-137.
  • Yust, B., Bruin, M., Bellefuil, S., & Dodor, B. (2008). The Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative: Pilot Organization and Participant Experiences. CURA Reporter, 38(3-4), 3-9.
  • Cook, C., Steggel, C., Suarez, A., & Yust, B. (2005). Housing affordability. In Merrill, J., Crull, S., Tremblay, K., Tyler, L., & Carswell, A. (Eds.), Introduction to Housing (pp.225-256). New York: Prentice Hall.

  • Jordan, C., Yust, B., Robison, L., Hannan, P., & Deinard, A. (2003). A randomized trial of education to prevent lead burden in high risk children: Efficacy as measured by blood lead monitoring. Environmental Health Perspectives, 111(16), 1947-1951.

  • Yust, B., Guerin, D., & Coopet, J. (2002). Residential energy consumption: 1987 to 1997. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 30(3), 323-350.

  • Hartje, S., Yust, B., Goetz, E., & Franklin, E. (2001). Twin tragedies in the Twin Cities: Childhood lead poisoning and the loss of affordable rental housing. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. 29(3), 230-251.

  • Guerin, D., Yust, B., & Coopet, J. (2000). Occupant predictors of household energy behavior and consumption change as found in energy studies since 1975. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 29(1), 48-80.

Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • Housing and Society, Journal of the Housing Education and Research Association, Editor, 2008 to present.
  • Sustainable Resources Center, Board of Directors, 2012 to present.
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Housing Matters! Advisory Team, member, 2008.
  • St. Paul District 9 Comprehensive Plan Committee, Chair, 2004 to 2006.
  • Housing Studies Program Committee, 1982 to present.

Awards

  • West 7th Community Center Outstanding Service to the Community Award, 2013.
  • UM Women’s Faculty Cabinet Leadership Award, 2011.
  • The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Blue Ribbon Award for the Educational Aids Competition, The House Handbook, 2006.
  • West 7th/Fort Road Federation Exceptional Service to the Community Award, 2002.
  • College of Human Ecology Educational Leadership Award, 1997.

 

Professor

Coordinator, Housing Studies Program

 


 

Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

246f McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108-6136

 


(612) 624-7461
byust@umn.edu

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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