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Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Director, Penn State Better Kid Care Program
  • Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Affiliate Faculty
  • Child Study Center, Affiliate Faculty
Claudia Mincemoyer, Ph.D.
104 Ferguson Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-7851

Areas of Expertise

  • Early childhood development
  • Youth development and resiliency
  • Early care and education workforce development
  • Childhood obesity prevention

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Education

  1. Ph.D., Agricultural Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997
  2. M.S., Rural Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1987
  3. B.S., Home Economics Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1980

Vitae

Alternate Contact Information

Better Kid Care Offices
2182 Sandy Drive - Suite 204
State College, PA 16803-2287
Phone: 814-863-5879
Fax: 814-865-7893

Responsibilities

  • 75% Extension
  • 25% Research

      Research and Extension Areas

      • Child and youth development
      • Prevention education
      • Professional development for early care and education and youth development practitioners
      • Distance learning
      • Nonformal curriculum development
      • Positive youth development
      • Out-of-school time program development and evaluation.

        Funding Agencies

        DoD-USDA Partnership: Child Care and Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance Project Funded by Department of Defense through a sub-contract with University of Nebraska-Lincoln

        Penn State Better Kid Care Project funded through the PA Key to Quality Professional Development

        Selected Publications

        Durden, T. , Mincemoyer, C. , Crandel, L. , Alviz, Kit and Garcia, A. (2015). Gateway to quality: online professional development for family child care providers.  Early Child Development and Care. [On-line]. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/gecd20 DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2015.1076400

        Hass, B., Mincemoyer, C., and Perkins, D. (2015). The Effects of Age, Gender, and 4-H Involvement on Life Skill Development. Journal of Extension [On-line]. 53 (3).

        Durden, T., Mincemoyer, C., Gerdes, J. and Lodl, K. (2012). Extension's Capacity to Deliver Quality Early Childhood Professional Development. The Journal of Extension.

        Perkins, D., Feinberg, M., Greenberg, M., Johnson, L., Chilenski, S., Mincemoyer, C. and Spoth, D. (2011). Team factors that predict sustainability indicators for community-based prevention teams.  Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning, 34 (1).

        Mincemoyer, C., Perkins, D. and Santiago, A. (2008). Exploring the effectiveness of learning communities as a source of technical assistance and professional development among extension educators. Forum for Family and Consumer Issues Available on the Web at: http://www.ncsu.edu/ffci/

        Mincemoyer, C., Perkins, D., Mei-Mei Ang, P., Greenberg, M., Spoth, R., Redmond, C. and  Feinberg, M. (2007). Improving the Reputation of Cooperative Extension as a Source of Prevention Education for Youth and Families: The Effects of the PROSPER Model. Journal of Extension, 46 (1). Available on the Web at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2008february/a6p.shtml <http://www.joe.org/joe/2008february/a6p.shtml>

        Perkins, D., Mincemoyer, C. and Lilehoj, C. (2006). Extension Educators’ Perceptions of Community Readiness, Knowledge of Prevention Science and Experience with Collaboration. The Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences 98 (4).

        Scheve, J., Perkins, D. and Mincemoyer, C. (2006). Collaborative teams:  Sustaining youth engagement. The Journal of Community Practice 14 (2).

        Scheve, J., Perkins, D. and Mincemoyer, C. (2006). Fostering Youth Engagement on Community Teams. Journal of Youth Development~ Bridging Research and Practice, 1 (1). Available on the Web at:  http://www.nae4ha.org/directory/jv!d/index/html.

        Mincemoyer, C. and Perkins, D. (2005).  Measuring the impact of youth development programs:  A national on-line youth life skills evaluation system. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 10 (2) Available on the Web at: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/pub/10_2/pa1.html <http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/pub/10_2/pa1.html>

        St. Pierre, T., Osgood, W., Mincemoyer, C., Kaltrieder, L. and Kauh, T. (2005). Results of an independent evaluation of Project ALERT delivered in schools by Cooperative Extension. Journal of Prevention Science, 1 (pp. 1-13).

        Mincemoyer, C., Perkins, D. and Lilehoj, C. (2004). Perceptions of the Cooperative Extension system: A community resource for youth and family programs. Journal of Extension, 42 (5). Available on the Web at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2004october/index.shtml <http://www.joe.org/joe/2004october/index.shtml> .

        Mincemoyer, C. and Perkins, D. (2003). Assessing youth decision-making skills and influences on decisions. Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 8 (1).  Available on the Web at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/pub/8(1)mincemoyer.html.

        Mincemoyer, C. and Perkins, D. (2001). Boosting post in-service learning. Journal of Extension, 39 (6). Available on the Web at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2001december/tt3.html <http://www.joe.org/joe/2001december/tt3.html>

        Mincemoyer, C. and Perkins, D. (2001). Building your youth development toolkit:  A community youth development orientation for Pennsylvania 4-H/Youth programs. Journal of Extension, 39 (4). Available on the Web at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2001august/a7.html <http://www.joe.org/joe/2001august/a7.html>

        Selected Extension Publications

        Mincemoyer, C., Horning, L., Nestlerode, R., Belinda, C., Hall, S., Welch, L. and Wells, P. (2010-2016). Better Kid Care Educational Modules for Child Care Providers (n=220).  Each learning module available online at http://betterkidcare.psu.edu/page02a.html or from Penn State Better Kid Care, State College, PA.

        Mincemoyer, C., Flanagan, C., Galay, L, Syversten, A., Wray-Lake, A., Gregory, M., Myers, K. and Hansroth, L. (2010). Friends Helping Friends Curriculum and Parent Supplements.  University Park, PA:  Penn State Cooperative Extension.

        Mincemoyer, C., Nestor-McNeeley, N. and Martz, J. (2009). Exploring the Essentials Elements of 4-H.  National professional development curriculum (196 pp.)

        Glasgow, M., Daniels, A. and Mincemoyer, C. (2007). Adult Babysitter’s Curriculum Guide for U.S. Army Respite Care.  U.S. Army Youth Development Project. (120 pp.)

        Mincemoyer, C., Weirauch, D., Marvin, M., Bowen, C. and Furry, M. (2007). Reading Makes Cents Afterschool Curriculum. 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System. (60 pp.)

        Diem, K., Blalock, L., Drescher, B., Mincemoyer, C., Rea-Keywood, J., Roby, D., Sias, S., Starks, N., Walsh, A., Bergenfield, M., Huffman, K and Aakre, D. (2005). Exploring the Treasures of 4-H Youth Guide. St. Paul, MN:  4-H Cooperative Curriculum System. (35 pp.)

        Diem, K., Blalock, L., Drescher, B., Mincemoyer, C., Rea-Keywood, J., Roby, D., Sias, S., Starks, N., Walsh, A., Bergenfield, M., Huffman, K and Aakre, D. (2005). Exploring the Treasures of 4-H Helper’s Guide. St. Paul, MN: 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System. (65 pp.)

        Mincemoyer, C., Furry, M., Badenhop, S., Caroll, J., Garland, L., Johnson, D., Keith, K., Pippidis, M., Porter, N., Shelby, W., Smith, A., Travnichek, R., and Travnichek, A. (2002). Financial Champions:  Money Fundamentals. St. Paul, MN: 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System. (40 pp.)

        Mincemoyer, C.,  Furry, M., Badenhop, S., Caroll, J., Garland, L., Johnson, D., Keith, K., Pippidis, M., Porter, N., Shelby, W., Smith, A., Travnichek, R., and Travnichek, A. (2002). Financial Champions:  Money Moves. St. Paul, MN: 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System. (40 pp.)

        Mincemoyer, C., Furry, M., Badenhop, S., Caroll, J., Garland, L., Johnson, D., Keith, K., Pippidis, M., Porter, N., Shelby, W., Smith, A., Travnichek, R., and Travnichek, A. (2002). Financial Champions:  Helper’s Guide. St. Paul, MN: 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System. (43 pp.)

        Mincemoyer, C., Scholl, J. and Gregory, D. (2001). Babysitting Beginnings Youth Guide. University Park, PA:  Penn State Cooperative Extension. (27 pp.)

        Mincemoyer, C., Scholl, J. and Gregory, D. (2001). Babysitting Beginnings Helper’s Guide. University Park, PA:  Penn State Cooperative Extension. (14 pp.)

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Research Interests

        Extension