Current work, research and interests
Samantha Grant serves as the evaluation director at the Center for Youth Development and is based in 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 brings a solid youth worker background to her evaluation as she has led initiatives to reach new and underserved audiences through the 4-H program. Her evaluation work focuses on helping staff deliver high quality learning environments for youth. She gets energy from utilization focused evaluation and from presenting data effectively through visual reports and presentations.
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