College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach
224 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
|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|
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
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 Sciences, UGA 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.
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).