University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
 

 DIRECTORY  FOR COMMUNITY & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Meet the People
that make
a difference ! 

 

 Department Chair:

http://www.uky.edu/ag/cld/images/pic_faculty_hansen2.jpgGary L. Hansen
Chair & Extension Professor

Community & Leadership Development
509 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7586
E-mail:
ghansen@uky.edu
 

Gary Hansen is Extension Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Community and Leadership Development. His current work focuses on the role of communication in community development and change and is grounded in the theoretical approach of Pierre Bourdieu and Lewis Friedland’s theory of the communicatively integrated community. Previous work has focused on such topics as youth risk behavior, jealousy, and the marital adjustment process. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Iowa State University with specialty areas in social psychology and family sociology.

Patricia Hyjer Dyk
Associate Professor

Community & Leadership Development
709 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-3228
Fax: 859-257-1164
E-mail:
pdyk@uky.edu  

Tricia Dyk as the Director of the Center for Leadership Development, oversees leadership development opportunities including the undergraduate Turner Leadership Academy and Explorations in Leadership programs.  We are launching research this fall to evaluate the effectiveness of Equine Guided Leadership Education.  In addition to leadership topics focusing on emotional intelligence and youth leadership development, my research focuses on health and economic well-being of low-income rural mothers, brain drain in rural Kentucky, and Turning the Tide on Poverty – evaluating the effectiveness of community–based engagement across the rural South.

 

Tanya Franke-Dvorak
Lecturer

Community & Leadership Development
714 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-4625
Fax: 859-257-1164
E-mail:
tanya.franke-dvorak@uky.edu

Tanya C. Franke-Dvorak is a lecturer in the Department of Community and Leadership Development and is also an Extension Specialists for Program and Staff Development with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. She creates curriculum for and teaches Extension, leadership and non-formal education courses. Dr. Franke-Dvorak also develops and hosts in-service trainings for Extension agents across the state. Her graduate degrees are in Agricultural Education with emphasis in Leadership and Extension Education.

 

 

Contact for Agricultural Education:

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CLD/Information/Photos/Staff%20Pics%202010-2011/Close%20Dr.%20E.jpgRebekah Epps
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education  

Department of Community and Leadership Development
708 Garrigus Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40546
Phone: (859) 257-3275
Fax: (859) 257-1164
Email: rebekah.epps@uky.edu 

Rebekah Epps is an assistant professor in the Career and Technical Education Program. Her research interests include teaching and learning with an emphasis on curriculum development and assessment, teacher retention and student achievement.  

 

Contact for Community and Organizational Development:

Lorraine (Lori) Garkovich
Professor

Community & Leadership Development
706 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7581
Fax: 859-257-4354
E-mail:
lgarkov@uky.edu 

Lori Garkovich received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in Sociology with a specialization in Rural Sociology and Social History. When Lori Garkovich wears her research hat, she focuses on agricultural, land use and community change. When she wears her State Extension Specialist hat she focuses on community/organizational visioning and strategic planning as well as leadership development. When she wears her instructional hat she focuses on undergraduate courses on community/group dynamics and methods.

 

http://www.uky.edu/ag/cld/images/grace.jpgGrace Gorrell
Instructor

Community & Leadership Development
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-619-7211
E-mail: ggorrell@uky.edu


Grace Gorrell  has worked for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture for over 29 years.  She served as a County Extension Agent for 4-H in Shelby and Fayette Counties, as the Assistant Director for Agriculture Alumni and Development and as the Assistant Director for the Center for Leadership Development.  She is retired from UK but continues to  teach a Leadership Studies class to undergraduates at UK . She started Lead With Grace in 2008 to be able to offer her leadership training programs to a wider audience and assist in coordinating leadership conferences..

Contact for Community-based Education:

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CLD/Information/Photos/Staff%20Pics%202010-2011/Hains%20in%20Classic.jpgBryan Hains
Associate Professor of Agriculture Education

507 Garrigus Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7578
Fax: 859-257-1164
E-mail: bryan.hains@uky.edu 


Bryan Hains
earned his B.S. in Ag. Ed. and M.S. in Integrated Resource Management at Colorado State University, and his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University. He is a teacher educator and has been actively engaged in STEM education through his leadership in creating the Innovation in Agri-life Sciences, a journal for high school teachers and students to publish their agri-science research projects. His research interests pertain to the biological processes of learning. Specifically, the role emotions play in cognition and motivation.

 

Director of Graduate Studies::

http://www.uky.edu/ag/cld/images/pic_faculty_harris.jpgRosalind Harris
Associate Professor

Community & Leadership Development
705 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7584
Fax: 859-257-4354
E-mail:
rharris@email.uky.edu  

Rosalind Harris holds a B.S. in Tropical Agriculture and an M.P.H. in Environmental Health from the University of Hawaii.  She holds a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University.  She has a joint appointment in the Departments of Community and Leadership Development (CLD) and Sociology, is a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and is the Director of Graduate Studies for CLD. She offers courses in globalization and global inequality, gender inequality and globalization and research methods. Her scholarship, research and outreach focuses on grassroots organizations and universities that are working in partnership in order to more effectively address persistent poverty and its consequences within the Black Belt South. In this work her scholarship draws heavily upon the emerging fields of public sociology and public scholarship. 

 

httP://www.uky.edu/ag/cld/IMAGES/pic_faculty_hustedde.jpgRonald J. Hustedde
Extension Professor

Community & Leadership Development
506 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-3186
Fax: 859-257-1164
E-mail:
rhusted@uky.edu  

Ron Hustedde specializes in rural community economic development with a focus on leadership development and rural entrepreneurship.  He writes about community development processes, public conflict resolution.  He is writing a lengthy manuscript about the pedagogy for building rural entrepreneurial leaders.  He is also exploring the future of community and leadership development graduate education in North America and elsewhere. 

 

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Jay Jackman, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Executive Director, National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE)

309 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-2224
E-mail:
jjackman.naae@uky.edu

  

http://www.uky.edu/ag/cld/images/pic_faculty_jones.jpgKenneth R. Jones
Associate Extension Professor
Director of the Program and Staff Development

Community & Leadership Development
708 Garrigus Building
University of Kentuckyy
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7193
E-mail:
krjone3@uky.edu  

Kenneth Jones is an associate professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development. His research interests include assessing youth-adult relationships within community contexts, understanding the role of youth-adult partnerships in nurturing youth leadership, positive youth development, and program development at the community level.   Dr. Jones is also the Director of the Program and Staff Development unit for the UK Cooperative Extension Service. In this role, his duties include providing statewide direction for program development and evaluation and training of county-based and state-level Cooperative Extension staff and faculty.  

 

Daniel Kahl
Assistant Professor and Extension Community Development

 

Community & Leadership Development
513 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-2542
E-mail:
Daniel.kahl@uky.edu 

 

In addition to class instruction, Dr. Kahl works closely with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) to support the development of Community and Leadership programming for the UK Cooperative Extension Service. Dan holds a B.S. in Education from Iowa State University, a M.S. in Leadership Studies from Fort Hays State University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from Kansas State University.

   

http://www.uky.edu/ag/cld/IMAGES/pic_faculty_maurer.jpgRichard C. Maurer
Extension Professor of Community & Leadership Development

306 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7582
Fax: 859-257-1164
E-mail:
richard.maurer@uky.edu   

Richard Maurer conducts community and economic development programs with the Cooperative Extension Service and the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK). He teaches undergraduate courses on community.

  

Kang Namkoong
Assistant Professor

Community & Leadership Development
504 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-4657
E-mail:
kang.namkoong@uky.edu

Kang Namkoong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development and the associate director of Community Communication Research Group. His research focuses on the interrelationships among communication, community, and health, especially examining the effects of new communication technologies on individual and public health outcomes and the influence of community-based campaign communications on health disparities.


Contact for Community Communication:

http://www.uky.edu/ag/cld/images/pic_faculty_nah.jpgSeungahn Nah
Associate Professor

Community & Leadership Development
514 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-1509
E-mail:
seungahn.nah@uky.edu

Seungahn Nah is an Associate Professor of Community Communications in the Department of Community and  Leadership  Development  and the Director of the Kentucky Citizen Media Project: The Lexington Commons. His research centers on the interrelationships among communication, community, and democracy with special emphasis on the roles of digital communication technologies in community and democratic processes and outcomes, such as citizen journalism, social capital formation, the public sphere, public deliberation, political and civic engagement, and nonprofit organizations and social movements.  His current projects include but are not limited to: 1) citizen journalism, civic media, and democracy through a series of national and international surveys; 2) nonprofit and social movement organizations and their adoption and use of digital communication technologies and social media; 3) community-based participatory campaign communication on civic and health issues; 4) social network analysis of community and economic organizations.

 

Lissa Pohl
Assistant Director
Center for Leadership Development

Community & Leadership Development
710 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-699-0025
E-mail:
Lissa.Pohl@uky.edu 

Lissa Pohl holds a B.S. Degree in Nutrition from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington (1985) and a Masters Degree in Psychology with a focus on Transformational Leadership from The Union Institute & University in Montpellier, Vermont (2006). Lissa has worked as an independent consultant with many non-profit and small businesses here in the Bluegrass – Commerce Lexington’s Leadership Lexington and Leadership Central KY, KY Bankers Association, KCCJ’s Youth Leadership Program, and Georgetown College’s Leadership and Ethics programs.

CLD Director of Undergraduate Studies &

   Contact for Leadership Development:

 

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CLD/images/ricketts.jpgKris Ricketts
Associate Extension Professor

Department of Community and Leadership Development
514 Garrigus Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-3767
Fax: 859-257-1164
E-mail:
k.ricketts@uky.edu

Kristina Ricketts is an Assistant Professor and Leadership Development Specialist for Extension at the University of Kentucky.  Her responsibilities include developing curriculum, teaching leadership courses, providing leadership development activities for Extension agents and stakeholders, and doing effective evaluation and research. Dr. Ricketts’ research interests include global citizenship, international leadership skill development, and the establishment of effective evaluation strategies for Extension and community leadership programs. 

  

Ali Meyer Rossi
Lecturer

Department of Community and Leadership Development
703 Garrigus Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-3767
Fax: 859-257-1164


Ali Meyer Rossi
’s primary focus is to coordinate and teach in the GEN100 program.  GEN100: Issues in Agriculture, Food, and Environment orients new students to the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment here at the University of Kentucky, gets them excited about and engaged in CAFE opportunities, and provides them with some of the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in their college experience. Dr. Rossi earned her M.S. in Sociology at UK, and a Ph.D in Rural Sociology at Penn State. Her research interests include sustainable food and agriculture systems, globalization and social justice, and student success and engagement.  

  

Darryl A. Strode
Extension Specialist Senior– Adjunct Faculty

Community & Leadership Development
305 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-3404
Email:
dstrode@uky.edu

Darryl Strode holds a BA and an MA in Sociology from Western Kentucky University.  He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Strode serves as Extension Specialist and adjunct faculty member in Community and Leadership Development where he teaches undergraduate courses in rural sociology and new media. 

 

 

HTTP://WWW.UKY.EDU/AG/CLD/images/pic_faculty_tanaka.jpgKeiko Tanaka
Associate Professor

Community & Leadership Development
704 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7574
E-mail:
ktanaka@uky.edu  

 

Dr. Tanaka is an Associate Sociology Professor in Agriculture & Natural Resources. Her scholarly work focuses on sustainable agriculture and community food systems in both the US and abroad. Her current research topics include the efforts by beginning farmers to build a sustainable farming system, the development of global awareness and competency among educators, and the role of federal grant programs in building the community capacity for addressing food security issues. Dr. Tanaka works with various local organizations and groups in the area of “community food work.” She teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses in rural sociology and sociology of food and agriculture.  As a core faculty member of the undergraduate curriculum in Sustainable Agriculture, she also teaches SAG 201: Cultural Perspectives of Sustainability.   

 

 CTE Director of Undergraduate Studies:

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CLD/Information/Photos/Staff%20Pics%202010-2011/CLoseup%20Vincent.jpgStacy K. Vincent
Assistant Professor of Agriculture Education

CTE Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Community and Leadership Development 

Department of Community and Leadership Development
505 Garrigus Building
Lexington, KY 40546
Phone:(859)-257-7588
Email:
stacy.vincent@uky.edu 

Stacy K. Vincent is a graduate of the University of Missouri in Agricultural Education, but was born and raised in Kentucky. His research interest lies in the impact of agricultural education within multiple cultures, more specifically, multicultural competence in agriculture teachers, the understanding of social cultures in secondary education, and agricultural education’s impact on lowering the dropout rate. Dr. Vincent provides courses in Career and Technical Education and will serve as a guest lecturer in Research Methodology. Dr. Vincent taught high school for seven years in Bardstown, Kentucky and served as a lecturer at Murray State University for two years prior to working on his doctorate.  

  

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 Randy Weckman
Associate Professor

Community & Leadership Development
503 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-3937
Fax: 859-257-1164
E-mail:
rweckman@email.uky.edu   

 

Randy Weckman is retired associate professor of agricultural communications.  He continues to teach undergraduate classes in the Community Development and Leadership Department.   

  

http://www.uky.edu/ag/cld/images/pic_faculty_zimmerman.jpgJulie N. Zimmerman
Full Professor

Community & Leadership Development
707 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215

Phone: 859-257-7583Fax: 859-257-4354
E-mail:
jzimm@uky.edu  

Julie N. Zimmerman is an Associate Professor, Rural Sociology, in the Department of Community and Leadership Development.  She holds a joint appointment with the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences and is a faculty member in the Sociology Graduate Program.  As a part of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension System, Dr. Zimmerman’s program, Kentucky: By The Numbers (http://www.ca.uky.edu/snarl/), focuses on making socio-economic and demographic data accessible and useable for local decision making.  She also conducts historical research documenting and assessing the history of rural sociology and its role in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  In her most recent book, Opening Windows onto Hidden Lives: Women, Country Life, and Early Rural Sociological Research, she and co-author Olaf Larson explore the unexpected inclusion of rural and farm women in the research conducted by the USDA’s Division of Farm Population and Rural Life. And, since 2009, she has served as the Historian for the Rural Sociological Society (RSS).

 

Ruth Durham
Administrative Staff Associate

Community & Leadership Development
510 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7587
E-mail:
cenrutha@uky.edu 

Ruth Durham joined the Community and Leadership Development Department, as Administrative Support Associate I on April 23, 2003. She works with all members of the department, as she handles both the human resources and accounting for CLD. Her main supervisor is department chair, Dr. Gary Hansen.

 

Bonnie Gay
Administrative Staff Associate

Community & Leadership Development
511 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-7579
E-mail:
bonnie.gay@uky.edu 

Bonnie Gay joined the Community and Leadership Development Department, as Administrative Support Associate I in September, 2009. She works primarily with the grants and contracts in the department; and is the processor of online ordering for the department as well as editing the procards.  Bonnie also provides back up to Ruth Durham for departmental needs. Her main supervisor is department chair, Dr. Gary Hansen. 

 

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Linda Berry
Staff Support Associate

Community & Leadership Development
300 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-1145
E-mail:
linda.berry@uky.edu  

Linda Berry joined the Community and Leadership Development Department, as Staff Support Associate, on April 17, 2006. She offers clerical support to many faculty members in the department, with most of her duties focusing on the Agricultural Education Program and its Assistant Professors. She also serves as Staff Support Associate for the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).

  

http://www.uky.edu/ag/cd/images/bg.gifBruce A. Gage
IT Admin


Community & Leadership Development
508 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: 859-257-8933
E-mail:
bgage@uky.edu 

Bruce Gage joined the department as a Research Associate in 1980.  He holds a B.S. in Psychology, M.S, in Marriage and the Family, and is ABD (indefinitely!) for a Ph.D. in Sociology.  Over the years, he has had a number of roles in the department including all aspects of IT, web authoring, methodological and statistical consulting, and graphic design. Today he serves the department, NLI, KECI, and NAAE in all these roles.

 

 

 
   

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