Caroline E. Crocoll
Prior to her National Science Liaison position, Dr. Caroline Crocoll served as the Director of the USDA NIFA Division of Family & Consumer Sciences since 2010, and Acting Director of the Division of Youth & 4-H overseeing strategic leadership of both Divisions in their respective research, education, and extension portfolios in partnership with the Land-Grant University system across the nation. Oversight of programs included the Smith-Lever Special Needs Grants Program; Farm Safety and Youth Farm Safety; eXtension; Children, Youth and Families at Risk; Rural Health and Safety Education; Farmer Stress Assistance Network; Ag Risk Management Education; AgVets: Farm Business Management and Benchmarking; Regional Rural Development Centers; the Extension Disaster Education Network Grants Program; Youth and Family Military Support Programs; and hundreds of active research and extension capacity programs. She has a strong background in agricultural extension and is dedicated to creating and facilitating a national and unified theme for human sciences and 4-H youth development programs that promote quality of life and community prosperity. She is certified in Family & Consumer Sciences through the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and has been awarded the NIFA A.J. Dye Diversity Award, Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honorary Member Award, and National Friend of NEAFCS Award. Dr. Crocoll is a past Chair of the Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences, past Foreign Agricultural Service and State Department Embassy Science Fellow, Corporation for National and Community Service National Service Fellow, and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute focusing on Leadership in a Democratic Society. Dr. Crocoll will represent NIFA primarily in the areas of human sciences and 4-H.