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Faculty Working in this Area

  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Consumer Issues


814-863-7870

Areas of Expertise:
  • Personal Financial Education
  • Consumer Education
  • Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development


814-863-0387

Areas of Expertise:
  • Community
  • Community and Leadership Development
  • International Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Social Change/Social Movements
  • Rural Sociology
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Intergenerational Programs and Aging


814-863-7871

Areas of Expertise:
  • Developing & evaluating intergenerational initiatives in diverse settings.
  • Training Extension educators and other professionals in intergenerational programming.
  • Establishing intergenerational strategies for civic engagement and environmental design.
  • 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


814-863-7851

Areas of Expertise:
  • Early childhood development
  • Youth development and resiliency
  • Early care and education workforce development
  • Childhood obesity prevention
  • Professor of Youth and Family Resiliency and Policy
  • Director, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
  • Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Affiliate Faculty


814-867-4182

Areas of Expertise:
  • Youth and Family Resiliency
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Evidence-based Programs
  • Applied Research and Evaluations
  • Community Collaboration
  • Associate Professor of Youth and International Development
  • Co-Director of the 2iE-Penn State Centre for
  • Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso, West Africa


814-863-2695

Areas of Expertise:
  • Civic Engagement and Social Change
  • International and domestic community development