eXtension is pleased to announce that Dr. Kyle Kostelecky, a State Extension Specialist in Intergenerational Programs with Iowa State University Extension, has agreed to become the new Project Leader of the eXtension Supporting Military Families Partnership. Kyle is scheduled to being his new duties June 7, 2010. He will be responsible for helping to design and lead eXtension efforts in support of educational programming for military families and youth helping professionals. He will help to establish a new Military Families Community of Practice, establish new CoPs in topical areas that will support military helping professionals and engage audiences using appropriate social media.
Kyle brings a wealth of experience to his new position as he has served in the US Navy working in the Chaplains Corps as a Religious Program Specialist and later as a Medical Service Corps officer in the US Army. His Bachelors degree is in Sociology from Washington State University, while his Masters and PhD are in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University. He has held tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the University of Arizona South Sierra Vista, Arizona, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Wyoming, and in his faculty role with Iowa State University. Also, Kyle has served as an important member of the Family Caregiving Community of Practice.
We are very fortunate to have attracted Kyle to the Project Leader role. We look forward to working with Kyle in support of the Military Families Partnership with the Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Military Community and Family Policy (MC & FP), and the United States Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA – NIFA).