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Washington State University
Mary Katherine Deen

Mary Katherine Deen

Retired 509-682-6956 Wells Hall 1060, Wenatchee 1300 5TH ST.

Curriculum Vitae (docx)


  • Ph.D. Adult Education, University of Idaho, 1997
  • Master of Adult and Continuing Education with Specialization in Family Relations, Washington State University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Science in Home Economics with Specialization in Child Development and Family Studies, South Dakota Sate University, 1976

Professional Experience

Family and 4-H Youth Development Specialist, WSU Extension

Extension Diversity Director, WSU Extension

National 4-H Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship Certificate Program Project Director

USDA/Army School Age Specialist, WSU Extension in Heidelberg Germany

Academic Programs Instructor – Adult and Youth Education, WSU, Pullman
AgHE205 Human Relations

4-H Youth Development Specialist, WSU Cooperative Extension

Extension Associate, Nez Perce County, Lewiston, ID

4-H Program Assistant, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Membership Coordinator, Camp Fire Inc., Lewiston, ID

Field Director, Camp Fire, Inc., Lewiston, ID

Pre-School Teacher, Pullman, WA

Pre-School Program Coordinator, Waterville, WA

Teacher, Wenatchee Valley Community College Outreach Program, Waterville, WA

Assistant Director/Teacher, Child Care Service for Migrant Families, Chelan, WA

Professional Memberships

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Washington Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Society for Prevention Research

Selected Publications

Weybright, E.H., Trauntvein, N., & Deen, M. (in press). “It was like we were all equal”: Maximizing youth development using youth-adult partnerships [Special Issue]. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.

Deen, M., Hrncirik, L., Wright, K., & Berahino, C. (under review). Empowering youth and communities through 4-H School Gardening Programs: Results of focus groups in Burundi, Africa. Journal of International Agriculture and Extension Educators.

Smith, S.R., Wright, K., Hrncirik, L., & Deen, M. (submitted). Using the Cultivating Learning with School Gardens curriculum in Burundi, Africa. Journal of Extension.

Weybright, E.H., Hrncirik, L., White, A., Cummins, M., Deen, M., & Calodich, S. (2016). “I felt really respected and I know she felt respected too”: Using youth-adult partnerships to promote positive youth development in 4-H youth. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension.

Deen, M., Parker, L.A., Hill, L.G., Huskey, M., & Whitehall, A.P. (2014). Development and implementation of a successful cultural competency training for extension and outreach professionals. Journal of Extension, 52(1).

Bailey, S., & Deen, M. (2007). 4-H youth development apprenticeship program: A pilot of a new certification in youth development. Journal of Extension, 45(6).

Loeser, D., Bailey, S., Benson, R., Deen, M. (2004). Measuring impacts with youth audiences: Adapting a life-skills instrument for use with third to fifth grade youth. Journal of Extension, 42(4).

Bailey, S., & Deen, M. (2002). A framework for introducing program evaluation to extension faculty and staff. Journal of Extension, 40(2).

Bailey, S., & Deen, M. (2002). Development of a web-based evaluation system: A tool for measuring life skills in youth and family programs. Family Relations, 51(2), 138-147.

Deen, M. (2000). Differences in the solution-oriented conflict style of selected groups of 4-H youth development volunteer leaders. Journal of Extension, 38(1).