Kate Welshons joined the Extension Center for Family Development November 2014. Kate began her work as a community education specialist with the popular Parents Forever™ program. In June 2017, she transitioned to the role of online learning specialist. In this role, Kate focuses on academic technology, instructional design, and adapting research-based curricula and educational tools for an online learning environment.

Kate holds a Master of Public Health degree and a Master of Social Work degree, both from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Areas of focus: instructional design, online course development, program evaluation, continuous quality improvement, educational disparities, learning strategies