• Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education


  • Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Agricultural and Extension Education and Applied Youth, Family, and Community Education


Areas of Expertise

  • Community
  • Community and Leadership Development
  • International Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Social Change/Social Movements
  • Rural Sociology
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education


  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator


Areas of Expertise

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Experiential Learning
  • Associate Professor
  • Agricultural Teacher Educator


Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Agriculture
  • Developing Global Competency in Agriculture
  • School-based agricultural education
  • Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging


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


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
  • Principal Scientist and Founder, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
  • Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Affiliate Faculty


Areas of Expertise

  • Youth and Family Resiliency
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Evidence-based Programs
  • Applied Research and Evaluations
  • Community Collaboration
  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Education
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education


Areas of Expertise

  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • International Agricultural Development
  • Associate Professor of Youth and International Development
  • Director of the 2iE-Penn State Centre for
  • Collaborative Engagement in Burkina Faso, West Africa
  • Comparative and International Education Faculty (CIED), College of Education


Areas of Expertise

  • Civic Engagement
  • Social Change
  • International community development
  • Assistant Professor, Youth and Adult Leadership, Penn State Extension


Areas of Expertise

  • Adult and Youth Leadership Development
  • Community Leadership Development
  • Volunteerism
  • Volunteer Leadership Development
  • Needs Assessment Research
  • Evaluation