Karen A. Vines
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Continual institutional improvement through strategic, routine and strategic assessment and evaluation as a key to decision-making focused on customer and societal needs.
College Relations, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University, January 1, 2012 - Present - Previous review use and implementation of registration management and CRM systems for extension programs. Also exploring use of social media for extension program promotion and community-building.
Assessment and Planning Associate, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University, September 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012 - Assess progress made in achieving goals of the 2008-2013 strategic plan.
Extension eLearning Coordinator, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University, July 1 - September 1, 2011 - Continue growth in development of online extension programs.
Experiential Learning and Extension eLearning Coordinator, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University, June 2010 - July 1, 2011 - Developed draft experiential learning structure for use in the college setting (link below.) Provide support and encouragement for development of online extension programs.
Distance Education Coordinator and Academic Advisor, Coordinator of the Equine Science Minor and College AG LEAP program, Department of Dairy and Animal Sciences, Penn State University, June 2001 - June 2010. Expanded the minor, guided curriculum revision and provided leadership for development of an introductory online course.
Distance Education Coordinator - Beef & Dairy, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, March 2000 - June 2001. Develop websites and online tools for use by producers.
County Extension Educator, Agriculture/Natural Resources, Franklin County, Purdue University, January 1996 - March 2000
County Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Development, Clay and Caldwell Counties, University of Kentucky, January 1991 - December 1995
County Extension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Suffolk, Virginia Tech, January 1990 - December 1990
Penn State Courses Completed:
- Planning, Budgeting and Strategic Management in Higher Education (3 cr)
- Curriculum in Higher Education (3 cr)
- Higher Education Students (3 cr)
- Organizational Theory (3 cr)
- History of American Higher Education (3 cr)
- Leadership in Higher Education (3 cr)
- Legal Issues in Higher Education (3 cr)
- STAT 500 & 501 (6 cr)
- Independent Study Project: Economic Issues Impacting Higher Education in Fall 2010 (2 cr)
- Educational Policy and Politics (3 cr)
- Research Design (3 cr)
- Principles of Community Economic Development (3cr)
Currently enrolled in Program Development and Evaluation in Youth, Families and Communities (3 cr - AYFCE 550)
M.S. (1989) Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech (forage:livestock team)
B.S. (1987) Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky
Publications, Presentations & Awards
A. M. Swinker, K. S. Vanderman, D. M. Kniffen, B. E. Gill, A. L. Graeff, M. I. Gerber, PAS, and K. A. Vines. Case Study: A Survey Overview of United States Equine Show and Event Managers on the National Equine Identification System. 2009. PAS. 25: 774 – 778.
Equine show and event manager survey of resistance to the implementation of national equine identification. A. Swinker, K. Vanderman, K. Vines, and B. Gill. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 86, E-Suppl. 2, p. 432.
Effective Use of Two-Way Interactive Videoconferencing. (2006) K. Vines and P. Shuffstall. http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/FreePubs/pdfs/XT0093.pdf.
Nitrogen Fertilization or Legumes in Tall Fescue Pastures Affect Soil and Forage Nitrogen. (2006) K. Vines, V. Allen, M. Alley, J. Fontenot and D. Wester. Forage and Grazinglands. http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/sub/fg/research/2006/legumes/
Vice President's Award for Innovation "Pathfinder Award" (2003) Presented by Dr. James Ryan, Vice president for Outreach and Cooperative Extension
Careers in the Equine Industry. (2008) K. Vines. http://www.das.psu.edu/research-extension/equine/careers
On-line DHI Record Analysis Training (2002) http://extension.psu.edu/dhia (Registration opening August 15)
Milking for Quality (2000) http://milkquality.org/
IQ+Beef (2000) http://www.iqbeef.org/
No Longer Active: Interactive Beef Calendar (2000), Dairy Farm Planning Resource Guide (2003), Nutrient Management Web-site, Dairy Advisory Teams Website
Membership in Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Association of County Agricultural Agents and National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA, http://nacaa.com), Member - 2001 - present
Pennsylvania Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, President - 2008, Member - 2002 - present
NACAA - Chair of Extension Development Council overseeing work of the Administrative Skills, Ag Issues and Public Relations, Early Career Development, and Teaching and Educational Technologies committees, 2009 - 2011
NACAA Chair of Teaching & Educational Technologies Committee - 2006-2009
Pennsylvania Joint Council of Extension Professionals, President - 2009
National ESP Emerging Leadership subcommittee of the Professional Development Committee, 2008 Chair - 2005-2008
Fall 2002 - Spring 2011 - Advisor to Collegiate Horsemen's Association at Penn State
FA 2009/SP 2010 - Developed and taught EQ SC 107, Introduction to Equine Sciences and the Equine Industry
AG 150S Instructor - 2002 - 2009
FA 2008/FA 2009 - Collaborated with Dave Wells at New Kensington on AG 150S special section connecting the two campuses
Leadership Provided for Committees and Organizations
Horse User's Group - Chair of Teaching Committee - 2002 - 2010
Cooperative Extension's Change Agent's State for Diversity Committee - member - 2002 - 2006
Purdue Beef Team - 1997-2000, founding member and co-chair
Franklin County Citizen's Input Committee - 1998 - founding advisor, resulted in development of the 2003 Franklin County Comprehensive Plan
Ways to Grow Program for New, Alternative crop producers - 1997- 2000, founding co-advisor
Mary Stewart Entrepeneurial Center Board (Batesville, IN) - 1998 - 2000, founding member
Franklin County (IN) Community Foundation - 1998 - 2000, founding member
Franklin County Area Plan Commission - 1996-2000, member; 1999-2000, vice-president
Tri-County Beef Cattle Association (Western KY) - 1995 - founding advisor
Caldwell County (KY) Farmers Market - 1994 founding advisor
Green Thumbs Garden Club (Clay County, KY) - 1991 founding advisor
Clay County (KY) Bicentennial Committee - 1991 - founding member
Clay County (KY) Festival Committee - 1992 - founding member