Current work, research and interests
Judith Conway has more than 20 years of experience working with youth and professionals in the youth development field in both K-12 and out-of-school time programs. She has been with the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development since June 2008. Located in the central region of the state since 2012, Judith has focused her work on curriculum and instructional design to assist young people and adults understand how service-learning can help foster civic engagement. Her past work as a peer mentor for service-learning with the Minnesota Department of Education has generated an interest in moving the service-learning pedagogy to an out-of-school time focus.
Serving on the statewide citizenship team, she helps to build citizenship experiences for youth at the state and national level, such as National 4-H Conference and Citizenship Washington Focus. She has conducted trainings for community youth workers in a wide range of youth development topics, embracing both the distance learning and face-to-face philosophies. She has also recently been a member of the planning team for the Diversity and Inclusion Shared Learning Cohort. From 2008-2011, Judith was in SW Minnesota where she focused on volunteer and partnership development and continues to embrace that opportunity today.
Academic degrees and experienceM.A. and B.A., Youth Development, Concordia University
Administrative Community Education Director Licensure, Minnesota State University-Mankato
Extension Regional Office, Farmington