Current work, research and interests
Heidi works with a team of educators and 4-H program coordinators in the northeast region of Minnesota and has specific regional functions related to volunteer systems, youth worker training, and supervision. She also serves on the state volunteer systems team (co-chair) and youth worker training team.
Heidi has worked in Extension and 4-H youth development for over 20 years in three states and in South Korea. She serves as a member of the Professional Development Committee and Volunteerism Task Force of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents and enjoys fostering youth development and community development by teaching staff to work with volunteers and teaching volunteers to work with young people.
Heidi's research interests focus on adult learning and include learning strategies for creating strong learning environments and welcoming and inclusive environments for young people.
- Ph.D in education with an emphasis on adult and Extension education, Cornell University.
- M.S. in communication with an emphasis on intercultural and development communication, Cornell University.
- B.A. in French and anthropology/sociology, Goucher College.
- University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, 2007-present.
- Cornell and the University of Maryland 4-H/Army Project in South Korea, 2001-2007.
- Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York, 1992-2000.
Haugen, H., Stevenson, A., & Meyer, R. (2016, February). Participant Comfort with and Application of Inquiry-Based Learning: Results from 4-H Volunteer Training. Journal of Extension, 54 (1).
Haugen, H., Jirik, P., & Meyer, R. (2012, updated 2013). Recruiting Volunteers and Partners for Minnesota 4-H Science. 4-H staff and volunteer development tool for finding and recruiting 4-H volunteers and community partners for 4-H Science team-based programs.
Clarke, K., Haugen, H. L., Meyer, R., Piehl, B., & Pokorney, N. (2010). Exploring Your Environment: Ecosystems Services. 4-H curriculum on environmental science: focus on understanding of Earth's resources.
Clarke, K., Haugen, H. L., Meyer, R., Piehl, B., & Pokorney, N. (2010). Exploring Your Environment: Earth's Capacity. National 4-H curriculum on environmental science: focus on stewardship of Earth's resources.
Clarke, K., Haugen, H. L., Meyer, R., Piehl, B., & Pokorney, N. (2010). Exploring Your Environment: Facilitator's Guide. 4-H curriculum on environmental science: guide for adult mentors supporting youth learners.
Haugen, H., & Harrington, B. (2008). Minnesota 4-H Youth Development Program Outcomes: Leadership and Civic Engagement. University of Minnesota Extension.
Cochran, J., Borba, J., Skubinna, T., Fleming, K., & Haugen, H. (2007). Review of Extension Mentoring Materials and Programs. Available from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Professional Development Committee: Mentoring Task Force.
Haugen, H. L. (2000, November). How Extension educators view knowledge generation. Paper delivered for panel on Building Bridges: Practitioner Knowledge Construction and the Academy, at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Honolulu, HA.
Haugen, H. L., Trowbridge, C. T., & Smith, J. W. (2000, May). "Assessing technology support needs: From 'best guess' to learning and support partnership." Proceedings of the National Extension Technology Conference, College Station, TX.
Haugen, H. L. (2000, March). "Epistemology at work: Extension educators and their ways of knowing." Proceedings of the Eastern Regional Adult Education Research Conference, Penn State, University Park, PA.
Haugen, H. L. (2000, March). "Challenges within qualitative research in progress." Proceedings of the Eastern Regional Adult Education Research Conference, Penn State, University Park, PA.
Swanson, J. A., Mead, J. P., & Haugen, H. L. (1997, October 30-November 1). Using internet resources to strengthen community programs and collaborations for children, youth, and families at risk. In A. S. Robertson (Ed.), Proceedings of the Family, Technology, & Education Conference (pp. 203-215). Champaign, IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and ERIC Clearinghouse.
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