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Jan Scholl, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • 4-H Curriculum Specialist
Jan Scholl, Ph.D.
002B Ferguson Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-7444

Education

  1. Ph.D., 1986, Iowa State University

Vitae

Responsibilities

  • 75% Cooperative Extension - 4-H Family Living Programs, Textiles and Clothing, and Foods and Nutrition Curriculum Development
  • 25% Research - Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Research Database 

Research Interests

Curriculum development for youth programs in family and consumer sciences area. Research in curriculum development, Cooperative Extension history, educational basis for 4-H work, early 4-H work and projects, and the history of PA 4-H program. Known for the development of the 4-H research and EFNEP research databases/websites, the portable kitchen and the study of Extension films. Regional Ag Experiment Station project related to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

Courses Taught

Colloquium

Awards

Penn State University


Scholl, J.
(2016). Outstanding Faculty Extension Award. Gamma Sigma Delta, Agricultural Honor Society, Penn State University

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Scholl, J. (2010-2011). National Centennial Scholar, First Place, Inaugural Award

American Library Association and Agricultural Network Information Cooperative (AgNIC)


Scholl, J.
, & Paster, A. (2013). Science, Technology and Society (STS) Oberly Award for Bibliography in the Agricultural and Natural Sciences. This national, biennial award is given for the best English-language bibliography in the field of agriculture.

Paster, A., Scholl, J., Abler, D., Smith, H. Lonsdale, S, Ellenberger, W., & Grinder, B. (2013). AgNIC Partner of the Year Award. This award is given to one of 52 international partner institutions for outstanding contributions to the vision and goals of the Agricultural Network Information Cooperative. The annual award recognizes innovative use of technology, excellent database content, and exemplary collaboration, outreach, and networking.  Received at the National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD.

American Evaluation Association


Scholl, J.
, & Paster A. (2014). Mary Nell Greenwood Extension Evaluation Award. This national award is given for administrative or program leadership toward outstanding organizational, policy, and resource contributions to Extension Evaluation.

American Manufacturers of Textile Industry


Scholl, J.
(1999, 1998). Nominated twice. The award recognizes exemplary and innovative curricular development, teaching methods and educational programs

EFNEP (Expanded Foods/Nutrition Education Program) and USDA


Scholl, J.
, Paster, A., Abler, D., Gardner, M., Smith, H., Ellenberger, W., & Lonsdale, S. (2011). USDA, National Institute for Food and Agriculture Partnership Award. (One of four national awards given annually to recognize “exemplary work and out-standing contributions that impact agriculture, the environment, communities or people.”)

Scholl, J. (2004). National EFNEP Champion (one of four in U.S.), National Excellence in Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Programs, USDA, Center for Nutrition Policy. Presented at the Senate Office Building, Washington, DC.

Scholl, J. (1996). Certificate of Merit in Juried Curriculum, National Award, USDA for the development of ten 4-H curricula that received national juried recognition. Work on the National Extension Curriculum Leadership Development Team (ELDT) was recognized.

National and State Epsilon Sigma Phi Awards


Scholl, J. (2014). Distinguished Service Award, Northeast States
Scholl, J. (2013). Distinguished Service Award, Pennsylvania
Ingram, P., Scholl, J., Collins, G., & Neurenberger, H. (2008). Diversity Award, U.S.
Scholl, J. (2000). Silver Medal for “Three Programs of Excellence”
Scholl, J. (1999). International Service, First Place, State
Scholl, J., & First, B. (1998). Educational Piece, First Place, State
Scholl, J. (1998). Professional Improvement, National
Scholl, J. (1997). Visionary Leadership, State

International Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) Awards


Scholl, J.
(2008). Professional Development, National
Scholl, J., Cason, K., & Cherry, T. (2003). Educational Video, First Place, National
Scholl, J., Cason, K., & Cherry, T. (2003). Overall Gold Award, Media, National
Scholl, J. (1998). International Development, National

Gamma Sigma Delta


Scholl, J.
(2016) Faculty Extension Award, First Place, State

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Awards

A. Service and Special Awards


Scholl, J.
(2011). Meritorious Service
Scholl, J. (2009). Denise Miller Innovator Award, First Place, National
Scholl, J. (2005). Susan Barkman Fellowship for Research and Evaluation, National
Scholl, J. (2002). Mary Krug Fellowship for Innovative Programming, National
Scholl, J. (2000). Twenty-five Years of Service
Scholl, J. (1998). Professional Development, National
Scholl, J. (1991). Distinguished Service
Scholl, J. (1990). Professional Improvement, National
Scholl, J. (1988). Achievement in Service

Curriculum Awards
 

Promotional Package

Schurman, C., Aiello, N., Corl, C., Gregory, M., Horning, E., Jantzer, C., Grooms, J., McGinnis, E., Rushton, M., Scholl, J., Ziegler, J, Grooms, J., & Kaltenbach, M. (2013). Promotional Package Team, National First Place, Award. (Schurman submitted the award. Gregory chaired the committee. Others are listed roughly in alphabetical order. Scholl was involved in the developed the historical research curricula sent to counties as part of the PA 4-H Centennial in 2012 and coordinated the centennial 4-H poster exhibits at the PA Farm Show.)

Educational Piece

Scholl, J., Abruzzi, S., & Farrow, G. (2013). Educational Piece, First Place, State
Ingram, P., & Scholl, J. (2009). Educational Piece, First Place, State
Scholl, J., Ganthavorn, C., Jackson, R., Abel, J., Waits, J., Lockard, M., Kendrick, L., LeBlanc, H., & Toombs, J. (2007). Educational Piece, First Place, State
Scholl, J., Hayes, K., & Stommel, B. (2006). Educational Piece, First Place, NE
Scholl, J. (1998). Educational Piece, First Place, State
Scholl, J., Tibbets, S., & First, B. (2001). Educational Piece, First Place, NE

Educational Publications

Scholl, J., & Goodrow, G. (2010). Educational Publication, First Place, NE
Scholl, J. (2005). Educational Publication, First Place, National

Educational Technology

Scholl, J., Paster, A., & Abler, D. (2007). Educational Technology, First Place, NE
Scholl, J., & Cherry, T. (2006). Excellence in Technology, First Place, State
Scholl, J., & Grinder, B. (2002). Educational Technology-Adult, First Place, NE
Scholl, J. (1997). Educational Technology-Adult, First Place, National
Scholl, J. (1996). Educational Technology-Search for Excellence, First Place, State

Educational Video

Scholl, J., Boarts, S., Bartley, C., Rushton, M., & Gregor, A. (2013). Video (DVD), First Place, State
Scholl, J. (2011). Educational Video, First Place, State
Scholl, J., Cason, K., Pakuski, J., & WPSU. (2006). Educational Video, First Place, NE
Scholl, J. (2006). Educational Video, First Place, State
Scholl, J., Cason, K., & Cherry, T. (2002). Educational Video, First Place, NE
Scholl, J. (1997). Educational Video, First Place National
Scholl, J. (1996). Educational Video, First Place, National 
Scholl, J. (1992). Educational Video, First Place, National

Other

Scholl, J., Nicotra, J., Seigel, M., Eutsey, L., & Hanson, V. (2004). Excellence in Teen Programming, First Place, State
Scholl, J., Rosenfeld, J., Fantaske, P., Goodrow, G., Corbin, M., Nuernberger, H., & Allegheny Power Co. (2002). Exhibit. First Place, National
Scholl, J. (2002). Feature Story, First Place, State 
Scholl, J. (1988). Outstanding 4-H Newsletter, First Place, State

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Awards

A. Service and Special Awards

Scholl, J. (2010). Healthy Lifestyles, First Place, State
Scholl, J. (2003). Grace Frysinger Fellowship, First Place, National
Scholl, J. (2001). Twenty-five Years, Expanded Foods and Nutrition Program
Scholl, J. (2000). Continued Excellence, Pennsylvania
Scholl, J. (1996). Distinguished Service, Pennsylvania

B. Curriculum Awards

Internet Education

Scholl, J., Paster, A., Klimczyk, L., Lonsdale, S., Ellenberger, W., Abler, D., Grinder, B., Smith, H., Gardner, M., Chipman, H., LeMenestrel, S. (2012). Internet Education Technology, First Place, National. (Scholl coordinated the 4-H and EFNEP database project with Paster and submitted the award. Others made contributions to the technology, B57.

Educational Publications

Scholl, J., Kralj, R., Jankowski, B., & Fuller, R. (2011). Educational Publication, Second Place, NE; First Place, State
Scholl, J., & Goodrow, G. (2010) Educational Publication Team, First Place, NE
Ingram, P., & Scholl, J. (2009). Educational Publication, Second Place, NE
Scholl, J. (2001). Educational Publication. First Place, NE Region
Scholl, J. (1999). Educational Publication, First Place, State
Scholl, J., & Thee, R. (2001). Housing Outreach Award, First Place, NE (Each author contributed equally to the Rent Event curricula. Scholl completed the award application.)

Marketing Awards

Scholl, J., & Williams, S. (2013). Published photography, First Place, Northeast Region
Scholl, J., Dionis, K., Kauffman, P., Laird, T., Mecum, J., Neurenberger, H., & Tibbetts, S. (1999). Marketing Package, First Place, State

Television/Video

Scholl, J. (2013). TV/DVD, First Place, NE
Scholl, J., & Cason, K. (2004). Television, First Place, National

C. Research Awards 

Scholl, J. (2013). Program Excellence through Research, First Place, NE
Scholl, J. (2012). Program Excellence through Research, First Place, State
Scholl, J. (2011). Program Excellence through Research, First Place, State
Scholl, J. (2010). Program Excellence through Research, First Place, NE
Scholl, J. (2008). Program Excellence through Research, First Place, State
Scholl, J. (2004). Program Excellence through Research, First Place, NE
Scholl, J. (2001). Program Excellence through Research, First Place, NE
Scholl, J. (1996). Program Excellence through Research, First Place, National

University Awards

Scholl, J. (2002). Selected as one of the “Centennial 100” alumni. Margaret Richie School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Idaho.
 

Publications

Taylor, K. (graduate student), Scholl, J., & Hall, S. (2015). Longitudinal study of a state 4-H fashion revue. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(30) 117-123.

Scholl, J. (2015, June). Extension family and consumer sciences theses and dissertations, 1913-2013. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 43(4), 357-377.

McGregor, S., Hustvedt, G., Smith, M., Lee, S., Scholl, J., Makela, C., Wahlen, S., Goldsmith, E., Chen, P., DeVaney, S., West, G., Murname, J., Turkki, K. (2015). The future of family and consumer sciences (FCS) and home economics: An international and intergenerational vignette. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 107(3), 9-17.

Scholl, J. (2015). Extension family and consumer sciences: Before the Smith-Lever Act, Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 10(annual issue), 53-61.

Scholl, J. (2014, Fall). 4-H and 4-H members in motion pictures. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice 9(3), 6-78.

Scholl, J. (2014, Fall). One hundred years of 4-H research. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 23(3), 53-55.

Scholl, J. (2013, Fall). Extension family and consumer sciences: Why it was included in the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 105(4), 8-16.

Scholl, J. (2013, Fall). A century of graduate research productivity in Extension family and consumer sciences. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 105(4), 23-28.

Kaplan, M, Weikert, B.*, Scholl, J., Rushton, M. (2013, February). Intergenerational panels at centennial events: Stimulating discussion about change and continuity in the 4-H program. Journal of Extension, 51(1), www.joe.org/joe/2013february/a6.php

Scholl, J. (2013, Fall). Extension family and consumer sciences: Why it was included in the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 105(4), 8-16.

Kaplan, M, Weikert, B.*, Scholl, J., & Rushton, M. (2013, February). Intergenerational panels at centennial events: Stimulating discussion about change and continuity in the 4-H program. Journal of Extension, 51(1), www.joe.org/joe/2013february/a6.php.

Scholl, J., & Fitchum, T. (2012, Spring/Summer). Annie Peters Hunter: One of the first Extension home demonstration educators. The Forum for Family and Consumer Sciences, 17(1), 9 pp. Available at: hppt://www.ncsu.edu/ffci/index.php.

Scholl, J. (2011, Winter). Film drama educated the public about food, 1911-1931. Convivium Artium: Food Representation in Literature, Film and the Arts, 5 pp. Available at: http://flan.utsa.edu/conviviumartium/convivium/Home.html.

Scholl, J., & Paster, A. (2011). Locating, analyzing and making available a century of 4-H research studies, 1911-2011. Journal of Youth Development, “100 Years of Youth Development Research” special issue, 6(3), 65-81. (Scholl wrote the paper with contributions from Paster. Paster and Scholl contributed equally to the project.)

Scholl, J., Paster, A., & Jankowski, B.* (2011). Establishing a research base for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39(3), 279-288.

Scholl, J., Syracuse, C., & Kneip, C. (2011). Major concerns of families 1984 and 2009: A twenty- five year comparison of public policy issues (including foods and nutrition) by the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Journal of NEAFCS, 6, 76-85.

Scholl, J. (2011). Martha Van Rensselaer: Family and consumer sciences champion. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 103(3), 11-18.
• Supports historical research, supported by Centennial Scholar Award, B57.

McConnell, S.*, & Scholl, J. (2010). Addressing criteria in the development of a new 4-H foods project. Journal of Youth Development, 5(3), 8 pp. Available at: www.nae4ha.com/assets/documents/JYD_100503final.pdf.

Scholl, J. (2008, December). A historical picture of family and consumer sciences careers in children’s novels. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, Centennial Issue, 47(2), 185-190.

Scholl, J. (2008, December). Early FCS Extension Specialist: Martha Van Rensselaer. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, Centennial Issue, 47(2), 149-156.

Ingram, P., & Scholl, J. (2008). Using clothing to increase understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures. International Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 21, 45-49.

McCord, K.*, & Scholl, J. (2008). Common courtesies: Teaching young people American etiquette through 4-H. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice, 2(3), 5 pp. Available at: http://www.nae4ha.com/assets/documens/JYD_070203final.pdf.

Hoover, T., & Scholl, J., Dunigan, A., & Mamontova, N.* (2007). A historical review of leadership development in the FFA and 4-H. Journal of Agricultural Education, 48(3), 100-110. (Scholl contributed the historical 4-H leadership development section.)

Scholl, J. (2007). Extension FCS educators portrayed in twentieth century career fiction. Journal of NEAFCS, 2, 3-4.

Scholl, J. (2006). Using recreation to teach family and consumer science concepts: A historical case study with implications for today. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (North Carolina State University), 11(3), 10 pp. Available at: http://www.ncsu.edu/ffci/index.php.

Brown, S., Krumbach, E., Scholl, J., & Vigna, D. (2006). Connecting history and modern methods: The 4-H quilt block. Journal of NEAFCS, 1, 9-10.

Scholl, J. (2006). Historic FCS films and the early letters of Martha Van Rensselaer. Journal of NEAFCS, 1, 27-28.

Fleener, F., & Scholl, J. (2005). Teaching problem readers: A mixed method approach. Journal of NEAFCS, (no volume) 24. (The authors shared the writing equally.)

Scholl, J., Cason, K., & Cherry, T. (2004). Teaching food practices with video flash cards. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 96(4), 55-57.

Scholl, J., & Munuya, C.* (2004). Establishing a 4-H research base of graduate studies. Journal of Extension, 42(5), 6 pp. Available at: http://www.joe.org/journal-archive.php.

Scholl, J. (2004). Extension bulletins (curricula) and the future of our past. Journal of Applied Communications, 88(1), 55-57.

Scholl, J. (2003). Curriculum development: Comparing traditional and on-line practices. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 94(4), 87-93.

Scholl, J. (2003). Using technology to improve curriculum development. Caribbean Association of Home Economists Quarterly, 8(1), 27-28.

Cason, K., Scholl, J., Heald, J., & Harrington, C. (2002). Sensational super cupboards. Journal of Extension, 40(5), 5 pp. Available at: http:// www.joe.org/journal-archive.php.

Cason, K., Scholl, J., & Kassab, C. (2002). A comparison of program delivery methods for low income (EFNEP) nutrition audiences. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 17(4), 63-73.

Scholl, J. (2001). Black and white films show extension's early years. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (North Carolina State University), 6(3), 7 pp.

Scholl, J. (2001, March/April). Using technology to improve curriculum development. Technology Source, (no volume or number).

Scholl, J. (2000). Portable kitchen. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 92(4), 37-38.
Supported Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and 4-H foods and nutrition research.

Tennyson, L., Berkland, M., Brien, J., Gleason, J., Scholl, J., & Brooks, J. (1996). Report on the Journal of Applied Communications 1996 Readership Survey. Journal of Applied Communications, 80(4), 44-49.

Scholl, J., & Lago, D. (1994, October). Using non-reactive information for program planning. Journal of Extension, 32(3). Available at: http:///www.joe.org/journal-archive.php.

Scholl, J. (1994). Developing 4-H curriculum on an electronic database. Journal of Extension, 32(2), 9 pp. Available at http://www.joe.org/journal-archive.php.

Fleener, F., & Scholl, J. (1992). Academic characteristics of self-identified illiterates. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 74, 739-744. (contributing author)

Rollins, T., Scholl, J., & Scanlon, D. (1992). The learning styles of youth in non-formal agricultural education programs. Journal of Agricultural Education, 33(1), 53-60.

Rollins, T., & Scholl, J. (1992). The learning styles of 4-H members. Journal of Extension, 30(1), 36, http://www.joe/joe/1992fall/iw2.php. (Authors contributed equally.)
Scholl, J. (1989). Influencing planning: What determines what we do. Journal of Extension, 25(3), 18-20.
• Supports AES 3054, B54; follow-up to Dr. Scholl’s doctoral study originally supported by Faculty Grant-in Aid, B56.

Scholl, J. (1988, Fall). Time out for parents. Journal of Extension, 25(3), 33-35. Available at: http://www.joe.org/journal-archive.php.

Beavers, I., Kelly, M., & Scholl, J. (1983, December). Nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and food purchasing practices of parents. Home Economics Research Journal, 12(2), 134-142.

Monographs and Books

Scholl, J., Hayes, K., & Stommel, B. (2005). Elsie Carper Collection on Extension Service, home economics and 4-H, 1908 to 1994. Beltsville, MD: National Agricultural Library, 47 pp.

Scholl, J. (2004). Pennsylvania 4-H projects in the national 4-H collection. University Park, PA: Penn State University, 296 pp. Penn State University Library Call No. S533.F66S3652003.

Scholl, J. (2004). Making the best better: Sixteen hundred 4-H graduate studies. Grantville, PA: Wert Publishing, 300 pp. [PSU Library Call No. S541.S36]

Scholl, J. (2003). Making the best better: 4-H graduate research 1911-2002. University Park, PA: Penn State University, 281 pages. [PSU Library Call No. S533.F66S36]

Scholl, J., Fernandez de Molina, A., & Mejia, P. (2000, revised edition). Manual de Orientación vocacional: Tomando decisiones. La Paz, Bolivia: Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance, 166 pp.

Scholl, J. (1999). Vocational orientation module for adolescents: Making decisions. (English first edition.) La Paz, Bolivia: Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Assistance, 100 pp.

Brown, D., & Scholl, J. (1988). PACT (clothing) judging. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming, 110 pp. (Scholl contributed and edited Brown’s contribution to make it appropriate to the audience.)

Beavers, I., Kelly, M., & Scholl, J. (1981, second edition). Food and nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and practices of parents of preschool children. Ames, IA: College of Home Economics in cooperation with Iowa Department of Public Instruction, Child Nutrition Program, 120 pp. [Iowa State University Library Call No. RA784]

Beavers, I., Scholl, J. & Kelly, M. (1980). Parent’s knowledge of nutrition. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 126 pp. Supports 4-H foods and nutrition curriculum and evaluation in Iowa.

Research Interests

Extension