Patreese Ingram, Ed.D.

  • Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs
  • Professor
Patreese Ingram, Ed.D.
230 Agricultural Administration Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-7439

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural Competence


  1. B.S., Baldwin-Wallace College
  2. M.S., Michigan State University
  3. Ed.S., Michigan State University
  4. Ed.D., Western Michigan University

Research Interests:

  • Issues of Diversity
  • Curriculum Development 
  • Educational Leadership


1st Place Eastern Region/ 2nd Place National Communication Award Winner- Educational Publication- Presented to Ingram, P. & Scholl, J. at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference, Portland, Maine. September 23, 2010.

CSREES 2009 Partnership A ward - Multistate Efforts- Presented to Patreese Ingram for the Change Agents States for Diversity Initiative. For developing successful modes and systematic change strategies that support greater diversity and welcoming climates throughout the LandGrant University System. October 6, 2009

2006 College of Agricultural Sciences Diversity Achievement Award

2000 Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Award for Diversity

Courses Taught

YFE 438 Living in an Increasingly Diverse Society
AEE 460 Foundations of Leadership Development
YFE 496A Communicating Across Cultures

Extension Programs

  • Diversity Education
  • Character Education 
  • International Youth Programs

Extension Publications

An Overview of Diversity Awareness
Diversity Activities for Youth and Adults
More Diversity Activities for Youth and Adults
Guide to Exploring African American Culture
Diversity Discussion Starters
Proverbs to Promote Understanding Across Generations and Cultures
Exploring Clothes from Cultures Around the World

Selected Publications

Ingram, P. D., Chaudhary, A. K., Jones, W. T. (2014).  How do biracial students interact with others on the college campus? College Student Journal, 48(2), 297-311.

Ingram, P. D. & Chaudhary, A. K. (2014).  Self-identity of biracial children:  What role do parents play? Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2(2). Available at:

Ingram, P. D. 2013.  Teaching justice-solving social justice problems through university education.  Book review.  Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 17(2), 305-310.

Ingram, P. D., Bender, G., Kreifels, M.,& Balschweid, M. 2012.  Building the capacity of 4-H/Youth Development in Iraq.  Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice. 7(4), [Article 120704FA006].  Available at:

Kemirembe, 0. M., Radhakrishna, R. B., Gurgevich, E. A., Yoder, E., & Ingram, P. 2011. An evaluation of nutrition education program for low-income youth. Journal of Extension. 49(3) 3RIB5.

Charalambous-Snow, E. & Ingram, P. 2011.  Increasing communication effectiveness and efficiency between the Department of Agriculture and the Cypriot farmers they serve.  Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. 18(1), 73-86.

Mpofu, C., Ingram, P. & Radhakrishna, R.  2010. Perceptions of 4-H Extension  Educators and volunteer leaders toward the inclusion of youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder(s) in 4-H programs. Journal of Youth Development, 5(1), [Article 100501FA002]. Available at

Ingram, P.D., Smith-Hollins, C., & Radhakrishna, R. 2009.   Impact of yearlong 4-H Japanese internship experience on United States participants. Journal of International Agriculture and Extension Education, 16(1), 15-29.

Borys, A. & Ingram, P. D. 2009. Preparing agriculture students to work with a Spanish-speaking workforce.  NACTA Journal, 52(4), 13-19.

Ingram, P. & Scholl, J. 2008.  Using clothing to increase understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.  International Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 21, (June 2008) 45-49.

Webster, N. & Ingram, P. 2007. Exploring the challenges for Extension Educators in working in urban communities. Journal of Extension, 45(3) 3IAW3.

Ingram, P. 2006. The Change Agent States for Diversity Project: The catalyst team approach. Journal of Extension. 44(5) 5FEA1.

Ingram, P. 2006. The ups and downs of the workplace. Journal of Extension, 44(3) 3COM1.

Ingram, P. & Bertelsen, A. 2005. Hearing their needs: Voices of underrepresented populations. Journal of Extension, 43(5) 5FEA1.

Radhakrishna, R. B. & Ingram, P. D. 2005. Experiences of 4-H Japanese exchange program on participants: An evaluative study. Journal of Extension, 43(3) 3RIB3.

Ingram, P. 2005. An evaluation of the Change Agent States for Diversity project: An early snapshot. Journal of Extension, 43(1), 1FEA5.

Ingram, P. D., Dorsey, M., & Smith, S. (2004). Tips for designing publications for underrepresented audiences. Journal of Extension, 42(4) electronic journal.

Ingram, P. D. & Radhakrishna, R. (2002). Cooperative Extension response to a diversity education resource: Implications for extension programming. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 7(1 & 2), 145-155.

Ingram, P. D. (2002). A dynamic cross-cultural connection: The 4-H Japanese exchange program. News & Views, 55(2), 1, 6-7.

Ingram, P. D. (2000). Valuing a growing population: Bi-racial youth. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research To Practice, 92(3), 10.

Ingram P. D. & Moore, E. A. (1999). Attitudes toward diversity within Cooperative Extension: A two-state study. Equity & Excellence in Education, 32(3), 83-92.