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Allisen Penn

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Office of the Dean, Extension and Outreach

Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Higher Education - Educational Leadership University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Counseling University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Bachelor of Science (BSHE) Home Economics University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Research

Leadership development of leaders in Land Grant Institutions.  Core Competency development of Family and Consumer Sciences professionals and Land Grant University leaders.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
University of Tennessee Extension Regional Program Leader 2010-2019
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service Assistant Professor and Leadership Specialist 2002-2010
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service Associate District Director 1997-2002
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service County Extension Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H (Miller, Sebastian, Lee and Johnson Counties) 1987-1997

Areas of Expertise

Family and Consumer Sciences; Core Competencies; Coaching; Counseling; Leadership Development

Job Description

As the FACS Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach, Dr. Allisen Penn is responsible for leading the college in fulfilling its land-grant university mission of providing Georgia’s residents, businesses and communities access to quality educational experiences and the institution’s knowledge base. Dr. Penn is a proven leader who brings extensive experience and skills to support Extension and outreach programming. She works closely with leaders from the College of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesUGA Extension, the Office of the Vice President of Public Service and Outreach and other colleges and units for the successful application of research to priority needs of the state. She also leads through the Georgia Clinical Translational Science Alliance to address health and wellness needs, particularly in rural and underserved populations, by strengthening and expanding research collaborations with faculty from a variety of disciplines.

Journal Articles

Franck, K.L., Penn, A., Wise, D., and Berry, A. (2017).  "Strenthening Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Professionals Through a Competency-Based Professional Development System."  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 109(3).,18-22.

Franck, K.L., Berry., A.A., Penn, A., and Wise D.K. (2017) "Preparing Future Professionals for Holistic Family and Consumer Sciences Programming." Journal of Extension, 55(6).

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