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  • Kate Guerdat has worked in the field of Youth Development for over 15 years. With areas of experience spanning topics such as youth organizational systems, workforce development, and program design, Kate enjoys opportunities in which promote access for diverse audiences. Upon completing her Bachelor’s degree at Fordham University in Community Psychology, Kate’s early career included teaching Kindergarten to youth with behavioral and emotional challenges and working with inner city vulnerable populations in afterschool programs. With a move south for a pursuit of a Master of Science in Recreation Management; Therapeutic Recreation at UNC Chapel Hill, Kate worked as a Counselor and Case Manager for Therapeutic Foster Care children and families. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Kate began her career with North Carolina State University, NC 4-H as the Extension Associate for Program Delivery.
    During her time with NCSU, Kate completed her Doctorate in Human Resource Development and Workforce Education. Upon completion of her doctorate in 2010, Kate maintained her Extension appointment with 4-H while joining the faculty of the Youth and Family Studies Graduate program, teaching as well as overseeing the Online Graduate Certificate program. In an effort to get closer to her New England roots, Kate and her family relocated to New Hampshire in late 2012 as she accepted the role of Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Manchester Community College of New Hampshire. Following her passion for youth and family development, Kate transitioned into her role with UNH Cooperative Extension in February of 2016 as the State 4-H Specialist/Extension Associate Professor in Recreation Management and Policy. In 2019, Kate became the State 4-H Program Leader, providing leadership and support to the NH 4-H program. Kate has maintained her faculty role within the Recreation Management degree program and hopes to support their efforts in the development of a Non-Profit Management Graduate Certificate.
    When not engaging in youth and family development work, Kate enjoys time with her family in the great outdoors as well
    exploring the country seeking out adventures.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2011 An Exploratory Examination of Ethics & Learning in Organizations: Determining HRD's Role2012 AHRD International conference proceedings.2011
    2008 Where is innovation in HRD research?Human Resource Development Quarterly.  19:1-5. 2008
    Exploring Competencies for Manufacturing Education Partnership CentersJournal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement


    Year Title
    Impacts of Engineering in 4-H Afterschool Programs

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    Relativist ethical perceptive and workplace incivility: An exploration of relationships2009 AHRD International conference proceedings.

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    Teaching Activities

  • Research and Evaluation Taught course 2021
  • Fund Development& Grantwriting Taught course 2020
  • Fund Developmnt & Grantwriting Taught course 2020
  • Non-Profit Admin & Leadership Taught course 2020
  • Grantsmanship, Eval & Research Taught course 2018
  • Non-Profit Admin & Leadership Taught course 2018
  • Grantsmanship, Eval & Research Taught course 2017
  • Grantsmanship, Eval & Research Taught course 2017
  • Grantsmanship, Eval & Research Taught course 2016
  • Education And Training

  • B.A., Fordham University
  • Ed.D. Adult and Continuing Education, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., North Carolina State University
  • Full Name

  • Kate Guerdat