First Fellow Announced in New NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellowship Program

Introducing the First 2017 NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellow

The eXtension Foundation and the National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP) have named Julie Huetteman, PhD, as recipient of the first 2017 Program Evaluation NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellowship.

Dr. Huetteman is currently Coordinator, Extension Strategic Initiatives, at Purdue Extension, where she supports over 500 faculty, specialists, and educators across campus and the state of Indiana for program and project evaluation with in-person and virtual consultations for their planning, design, protocols, and reporting.

Dr. Huetteman’s strong foundation in program evaluation is grounded in her undergraduate and graduate studies in health education and the progression of her career which has included a variety of strategic planning, needs assessment and evaluation projects. Examples include a multi-state research and extension project, county-based community networking, Indiana resident input via community forms, marketing training, program planning, 4-H common measures and staff performance.

Throughout 2017 Dr. Huetteman will serve as a key informant to the 2017 i-Three Issue Corps, providing professional development and one-on-one consulting with Issue Corps members on measuring and reporting impacts on their projects. “My interests in this fellowship are to further that collaborative effort by supporting Cooperative Extension peers active in the i-Three Issue Corps projects,” she said in her application.

The NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellowship Program was created in July 2016 as a partnership between the two organizations. Altogether, the program anticipates funding four fellowships in 2017: two focusing on program evaluation and two focusing on program design/development. Learn more about the NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellowships at https://extension.org/about/naepsdpextension-fellowship/ or http://www.naepsdp.org/eXtension-Fellowship.