Faculty Working in this Area

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Associate Professor of Youth and International Development and African Studies
  • 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