Community and Leadership
Community and organizational development
Garkovich, L. 2011
A historical view of community development. Chapter 2, pp. 11-34. In J. D.
Robinson and G.P. Green, Eds. Introduction to Community Development: Theory,
Practice, and Service-Learning, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA
Garkovich, Lori, Kimberly Brown,
and Julie N. Zimmerman. 2009.“We’re not horsing around” Conceptualizing the
Kentucky Horse Industry as an Economic Cluster.” Community Development:
Journal of the Community Development Society, Vol. 39, No. 3: 93-113.
Garkovich, L. 2012.
Building solidarity and agency through a participatory visioning
process. Chapter 7, pp. 113-134. IN: N. Walzer and G. Hamm, eds.
Community Visioning Programs: Processes and Outcomes. Routledge,
Alison Davis (PI), Rick Maurer
and Lori Garkovich (co-PIs). Ready Communities Pilot and Program
Evaluation. USDA/NIFA Smith Lever Special Needs Grant. $65,536,
Community Communication research centers
on the roles of communications in community process and outcomes with special
emphasis on the effects of digital communication technologies. Current projects
included but not limited to: 1) citizen journalism practice for social capital
formation; 2) community-based communication campaigns for public health
improvement. For example, the Non-Profit Awareness Project (NAP) investigates
how citizen journalism can contribute to a public promotion campaign focused on
non-profit organizations. It is a novel approach to adopt the citizen journalism
practice as one of campaign strategies and has great potential to be applied to
a variety of community issues and increase civic engagement as well as public
awareness. We also examine the social influence of the new media technology on
communication campaigns that aim to enhance public awareness and civic
engagement. Currently, we are investigating the roles of online social media for
youth anti-smoking campaign and the potential of citizen journalism as a new
communication campaign strategy. We have initiated and been leading the Youth
Anti-Smoking Project (YAP), which examines how social media can be used for an
anti-smoking campaign targeting youth in Kentucky. Furthermore, we are
conducting a new youth anti-smoking project in rural counties of Kentucky to
test and expand the initial findings of YAP in more geographically defined
Recent Publications (Selected)
Nah, S., & Saxton, G. (2013). Modeling the
Adoption and Use of Social Media by Nonprofit Organizations.
New Media & Society,
Namkoong, K., McLaughlin, B., Yoo, W. H., Hull,
S., Shah, D. V., Kim, S. C., Moon, T. J.,
Johnson, C., Hawkins, R. P., McTavish, F. M., & Gustafson, D. H. (2013).
“The effects of expression on perceived bonding: How computer mediated social
support shapes cancer patients’ coping strategies.” Journal of National
Cancer Institute Monograph, 47, 169-174.
Namkoong, K., Fung, T. K., & Scheufele, D. A.
(2012). “The politics of emotion: Voter emotions, news media use and
participation during the 2004 U.S. presidential election.” Mass
Communication and Society, 15(1), 25-45.
Kropczynski, J. & Nah, S. (2011). Virtually
networked housing movement: Hyperlink network structure of housing social
movement organizations. New Media and Society, 13(5), 689-703.
Nah, S. (2010). A theoretical and analytical
framework toward networked communities: A case of the electronic community
information commons. Javnost – The Public, 17(1), 23-36.
Nah, S. (2010). Media publicity and civil
society: Nonprofit organizations, local newspapers, and the Internet in a
Midwestern community. Mass Communication and Society, 13(1),
Conference Papers (Selected)
Namkoong, K., Record, R., & Van Stee, S. K. (2013). Citizen journalism and civic
participation: Theory of reasoned action and its mediating effects. Poster
presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism
and Mass Communication (Political Communication Interest Group), Washington DC,
Namkoong, K., Van Stee, S. K., & Record, R. (2013).
Making journalism work by citizens: Unveiling
the effects of citizen journalism on social capital.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of
the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Civic
and Citizen Journalism Interest Group),
Washington DC, August 8-11.
Namkoong, K., Van Stee, S. K., & Record, R. (2013).
Citizens as opinion leaders: Exploring the
effects of citizen journalism on opinion leadership.
Poster presented at the annual meeting
of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Mass
Communication and Society Division),
Washington DC, August 8-11.
K., Nah, S., Record, R., & Van Stee, S. K. (2013).
Modeling a participatory campaign
communication: Communication mediation and anti-smoking behavioral intention.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in
Journalism and Mass Communication (Communication Theory and Methodology
Division), Washington DC, August 8-11.
Namkoong, K., Nah, S., Van Stee, S. K., & Record,
R. (2014). Persuasive Intentions for anti-smoking behaviors: Moderating roles of
social capital in a social media campaign. Paper submitted for presentation at
the annual meeting of the International Communication Association (Health
Communication Division), Seattle WA, May 22-26.
Namkoong, K., Shah, D. V., & Gustafson, D. H.
(2013). Social connections in an online cancer community: The effects of
individual-level of social capital on psychological health benefits. Paper
accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication
Association (Health Communication Division), Washington DC, November 21-24.
Namkoong, K., Shah, D. V., & Gustafson, D. H.
(2013). Connecting cancer patients online: Communication networks in a
computer-mediated social support group. Paper accepted for presentation at the
annual meeting of the National Communication Association (Human Communication
Division), Washington DC, November 21-24.
The agricultural education program prepares graduates for positions as
agriculture teachers at the secondary and community college level, as county
extension agents and as trainers in the agricultural industry. Completion of the
B.S. in Agricultural Education leads to teacher licensure in Agricultural
Education, grades 5-12. Careers such as these require a wide knowledge of
agricultural subject matter and the ability to communicate that information
effectively to others. Students in the agricultural education program experience
teacher training in a variety of context with opportunities to showcase their
skill sets domestically and internationally.
A high demand exists for highly qualified teachers and extension agents that are
diverse in their content knowledge of agriculture along with teacher preparatory
skills. Across the nation, including Kentucky, position announcements are going
unfilled because the supply cannot keep up with the demand. In addition, the
training industry is a $124 billion market in the US alone. Agriculture
industries are eagerly seeking graduates with proficient skills in teacher
preparation with a deep understanding of agriculture content.
The groups that need agricultural information are extremely diverse, as are the
settings in which this information is provided. Regardless of whether
information is provided in a formal classroom setting or to an individual in an
agricultural setting, the focus is on providing service to the agricultural
community in the form of accurate and up-to-date information about agriculture.
WE GROW: “Teacher Leaders”, “Agricultural Educators”, “Scholarly Teachers”, &
Vincent, S. K., Kirby, A. T.*, Faulkner, P. E., & Deeds, J. P. (2014). The
Evaluation of Multicultural Teaching Concerns among Pre-service Teachers in the
South. Journal of Agricultural Education, 55(1). 152-166. doi:
Hains, B. J., Tubbs, J.*, & Vincent, S. K. (2013). Embracing alter-identities:
Socio-Cultural development for graduate education. Journal of Agricultural
Education, 54(3) doi: 10.5032/jae.2013.03209
Vincent, S. K., Killingsworth, J. L., & Torres, R. M. (2012). Multicultural
teaching concerns: A comparison between disciplines at the secondary preservice
level. Journal of Agricultural Education, 53(4), 171-186.
Vincent, S. K., Ball, A. L., & Anderson II, A. C. (2012). College major choice
for students of color: Toward a Model of recruitment for the agricultural
education profession. Journal of Agricultural Education, 53(4), 187-200.
community education, community-based education, and community
learning and development are defined differently amongst professional
disciplines. Faculty within the department often define these concepts in the
encompasses all approaches to learning and development within a community
outside the formal education system.
Community-based education differs slightly from community education in that it
uses the unique aspects of the local communities as the contextual venue or base
- Learning is rooted in what
is local—the unique history, environment, culture, etc. of a particular
Encourages learners to develop a “sense of place”
Community learning and
the purpose is to develop the capacity of individuals and groups of all ages
develop capacity and solidarity through their actions, while improving their
quality of life. Central to this is their ability to participate in democratic
processes. Community learning & development is often a collaborative approach
between community members and internal/external supportive resources and
generally focuses on community issues.
Departmental faculty research these educational
processes in several community contexts. Examples are below:
& Hains, B. J. (accepted and forthcoming). Oral traditions: A contextual
framework for complex science concepts. Cultural Studies of Science Education
Hains, B. J., *Tubbs, J. & Vincent, S. K. (2013).
Embracing alter-identities: Socio-cultural
development for graduate education. Journal of
Agricultural Education, 54(3), 209-223. doi. 10.5032/jae.2013.03209
Hains, B. J.,
Hustedde, R. & Ricketts, K. G. (2013). 21st century crofting:
Strengths and opportunities for community development. Journal of
Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 3(3), 47-60.
Hains, B. J.,
Knobloch, N. A, & Hains, D. R. (2014). Emotional Regulation and Community
Development: Applications for Developers and their Communities.” International
Association for Community Development Conference. Glasgow, Scotland.
Training manual. Southern Rural
Development Center in partnership with FEMA. Lori Garkovich one of 6 co-authors.
Zimmerman, Julie N., Sunny (Seonok)
Ham and Sarah M. Frank*. 2008. “Does it or Doesn’t it? Geographic Differences
and the Costs of Living.” Rural Sociology. 73(3):463-486.
Zimmerman, Julie N. 2008.
Voices from the Past, Lessons for the Future: Learning from the
History of Sociology in Government.” Equal Opportunities
International (Now: Equality Diversity and Inclusion – An
International Journal). 27(2):132-147.
Zimmerman, Julie N. 2010. Review
of Sociology in America: A History edited by Craig
Calhoun and Diverse Histories of American Sociology
edited by Anthony J. Blasi. Rural Sociology
Zimmerman, Julie N. 2011. “A Long
and Winding Road: Assessing
The Rural Sociologist’s Past in Order to Inform its Future.”
Rural Sociological Society (RSS).
Opening Windows onto Hidden Lives: Women, Country
Life, and Early Rural Sociological Research. Zimmerman, Julie N.
and Olaf F. Larson. Rural Sociological Society. Rural Studies Series. Penn State
University Press: University Park, PA. December, 2010. Nominated:
Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award. American Sociological Association
History of Sociology Section. 2013
Zimmerman, Julie N. 2012. “
Of Technicalities and Actualities: When did the
RSS Begin and its First President Actually Serve?.” The Rural
Zimmerman, Julie N. 2012. “What
was happening when RSS began?” and “What Was Happening At the
Fiftieth RSS Anniversary?”
The Rural Sociologist. 32(3):10-14
Zimmerman, Julie N. 2012. “The
American Sociological Society’s Section on Rural Sociology,”
“Establishing the Rural Sociological Society,” “Creating the
Journal: Rural Sociology,” “Congress Strikes Again: The
Era of the ‘Big Chill,’ ” “Organizing the 1st World
Congress of Rural Sociology: The Beginnings of the International
Rural Sociological Association.” 5 Volumes with research-based
introduction and original documents. Selected Documents in
the History of the Rural Sociological Society. July 2012.
Zimmerman, Julie N. “Neuter or Nurture?
Meta-Narrative and Sociology’s Roots in Public
Zimmerman, Julie N. “A Rather
Spasmodic Attempt? The Rural Organization Service and the Entry
of Social Science into the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”
Zimmerman, Julie N. Oral History
Project. Rural Sociological Society. The RSS Oral History
Project is ongoing research documenting and assessing the
history of Rural Sociology and the Rural Sociological Society (RSS).
Hirschl, Tom and Julie N. Zimmerman.
2008. “Welfare.” Pp. 1082-1085 Gary Goreham
Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People.
Grey House Publishing: Millerton, NY.
Zimmerman, Julie N. 2008. Book
Review: Welfare Reform in Persistent Rural Poverty: Dreams,
Disenchantments, and Diversity. By Kathleen Pickering,
Mark H. Harvey, Gene F. Summers, and David Mushinski.
American Journal of Sociology. 114 (1): 245-247.
Setari, Anthony* and Julie N. Zimmerman.
Forthcoming. “TANF and SNAP participation
fluctuations during the Great Recession and implications for Family and Consumer
Sciences Cooperative Extension Services.” The Forum for Family and Consumer
Julie N. Women in the early years of the Rural Sociological Society:
Biographical and professional histories. 2013-present.
Zimmerman, Julie N. “What’s Rural
Got To Do With It? Rural Sociologists and the ASR
Rebellion in the American Sociological Association.”
Zimmerman, Julie N. “An
Unexpected Legacy: Women, Early Rural Sociological Research, and
the Limits of Linearity.”
Zimmerman, Julie N. Forthcoming.
“The American Community Survey: Resources for the Occasional
Data User.” Journal of Extension.
Jones, K. (2013). Reading,
Writing & Rewards: A Motivation for Learning. This program is in partnership
with the UK Office of Community Engagement and Fayette County Public Schools.
The program aims to investigate incentivized learning and the role of group
mentoring among elementary school youth.
Jones, K., Ashurst, K. Kurzynske,
J. (co-PI’s). Strong Dads, Resilient Families: Kentucky
Sustainable Communities Project. Children, Youth and Families at
Risk grant (USDA/NIFA, funder); 5/2013 – 5/2017; Total amount
awarded - $574,000.
and L. Garkovich. 2013. “Assessing factors influencing political
engagement in local communities,” Journal of Community Development Society,
Published online: 02 Aug 2013
Hancock, D. L., Dyk, P. &
Jones, K.R. (2012). Adolescent involvement in extracurricular
activities: Influences on leadership skills. Journal of
Leadership Education, 11(1). Available online at:
Patricia Dyk; Lissa Pohl; collaborated
with UK Healthcare nurse researchers, Carol Noriega, Janine
Lindgreen and Robyn Cheung on the two-year study, titled The
Effectiveness of Equine Guided Leadership Education to Develop
Emotional Intelligence in Expert Nurses.
Community engagement and empowerment
Garkovich, L. 2012. Building solidarity and
agency through a participatory visioning process. Chapter 7, pp.
113-134. IN: N. Walzer and G. Hamm, eds. Community Visioning
Programs: Processes and Outcomes. Routledge, NY.
Harris, Rosalind, Marcus Bernard, Maureen
Mullinax, Dreamel Worthen, Sokoya Finch, Vernonica Womak. 2012. “Attending to
Place, Race, and Community: Trans-local Partnering between Scholars and
Activists in Central Appalachia and the Black Belt South.” Journal of
Appalachian Studies 18(1-2):206-219.
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