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Allisen Penn, Ed.D.


Allisen Penn, Ed.D.

Associate Dean Extension and Outreach

UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences


Allisen Penn is the Associate Dean and State Program Leader for Extension and Outreach in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia.  She leads the college to fulfill the land-grant university mission to provide Georgia's residents, businesses, and communities access to quality educational experiences and the institution's knowledge base.  Allisen works with leaders of the other UGA colleges and units to successfully apply research to meet the state's priority needs through Extension faculty located in all 159 counties.  She is also a co-chair for the Georgia Clinical Translational Science Alliance Community Engagement function to address health and wellness needs, particularly in rural and underserved populations, by strengthening and expanding research collaboration with faculty from various disciplines.


Allisen has over 30 years of experience in the Land-Grant University Cooperative Extension System with the Universities of Arkansas, Tennessee, and Georgia.  She has programmatic expertise in family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, outreach and engagement, and leadership and staff development. Allisen received a doctorate in Higher Education Faculty Development from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A Master of Education in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics (BSHE) from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. 


Allisen Penn, Ed.D.
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