Karen Vines – 2018 eXtension NAEPSDP Fellow for Program Development

Karen Vines
Karen Vines, Virginia Tech

“Increased use of engaged program delivery models in Cooperative Extension”

Karen is an assistant professor and continuing professional education specialist with a split teaching and extension appointment in the Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education department at Virginia Tech. Karen teaches the introduction to Cooperative Extension class and the online graduate nonformal teaching and learning course. She also provides professional development workshops on program planning to agents in Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Karen’s dissertation completed in 2017 focused on increased use of engaged program delivery models in Cooperative Extension. Through her research, she confirmed that in order to increase engagement in Cooperative Extension we need to think differently about how we develop and implement programming.  She plans to use the program design/development fellowship to share and learn from others about how program design and development must change as Extension remains relevant for the future.

Member Institution:

Virginia Tech


Blacksburg, VA, USA

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Final Report

  • Coming in 2019!

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