Lisa A. Lauxman
Lisa is a National Program Leader in the Center of International Programs, within the Office of the Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lisa provides national leadership emphasizing non-formal educational learning experiences domestically and internationally and fostering strategic opportunities. Lisa works with the land-grant universities’ Cooperative Extension leveraging resources to build connections, competencies and capacity.
Her areas of expertise and research are youth in agriculture, employability, positive youth development, non-formal learning, youth voice and youth engagement strategies, civic engagement, and youth and adult partnership and leadership.
Before coming to NIFA in February 2010, Dr. Lauxman was on an Inter-Personnel Assignment (IPA) from the University of Arizona. Dr. Lauxman’s career spans over thirty years in the cooperative extension land-grant system serving in two counties, one in Kansas and in Arizona, at the state level, and was active in NAE4-HA serving as President.
She has a Ph.D in Educational Psychology with a minor in Psychology for Program Evaluation Research Methodology and an M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of Arizona, an M.B.A from Emporia State University, and a B.S. in Home Economics Extension from Kansas State University.