Past Chair

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Kimberly Allen, Ph.D

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Director of Graduate Program

NC State University

Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences


Kimberly Allen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and Extension specialist at North Carolina State University where she teaches courses in family life and youth development and offers leadership on several state-wide youth and family extension programs. Dr. Allen has over 15 years experience working with youth and their families as an early childhood provider and educator, marriage and family therapist, parent educator, administrator, professor and family life coach.  During her tenure, Dr. Allen has lead numerous research projects that focused on curriculum and program development for underserved audiences and has presented lectures at national and international conferences.  Dr. Allen’s research focuses on youth development, online learning, parenting, relationship education, and family life coaching.