Assistant Extension professor
Current work, research and interests
Samantha Grant works as an Extension educator for program evaluation and is based at the Rochester regional office. As part of her work, she has designed and implemented evaluations for youth workers and with youth in the Minnesota 4-H program. She also has led initiatives to reach new and underserved audiences through the 4-H program. Her research focuses on building and evaluating high-quality learning environments for all youth.
Academic degrees and experience
- M.A., human development with emphasis on prevention program design and evaluation, Washington State University.
- B.A., psychology, Augsburg College.
Gupta, A., Grant, S., Lorek Strauss, A. (in press). 4-H & forestry afterschool clubs: A collaboration to foster stewardship attitudes and behavior in youth, Journal of Extension, pending publication.
Grant, S. & Vogel, E. (2009). 4-H program quality assessment: Can volunteers improve quality?, International Journal of Volunteer Administration, XXVI (3,) 32-41.
Werner, N.E. & Grant, S. (2009). Mothers’ cognitions about relational aggression: Associations with discipline responses, children’s normative beliefs, and social competence, Social Development, 18(1), 77-98.
Werner, N.E., Senich, S., Przepyszny, K.A. (2006). Mothers’ responses to preschoolers’ relational and physical aggression. Applied Developmental Psychology, 27, 193-208.
Extension Regional Office, Rochester