Dr.Amy HarderAssociate Professor

117B Bryant Hall, PO Box 112060
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-2569
amharder@ufl.edu

Education

  • Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Agricultural Education, 2007
  • Colorado State University, M.Agr., Extension Education, 2001
  • Colorado State University, B.S., Equine Science, 2000

Research Areas

  • Academic Development of Extension Agents
  • Competency Development for Extension Agents
  • Extension Program Development
  • Development of human capacity in domestic and international extension
  • Development of organizational capacity in domestic and international extension

Recent Publications

  • Moore, A., & Harder, A. (accepted). Capacities of extension personnel within the pluralistic system of post-conflict Liberia. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Harder, A., Andenoro, A., Roberts, T. G., Stedman, N., Newberry, M., III, Parker, S. J., & Rodriguez, M. (2015). Does study abroad increase employability? NACTA Journal, 59(1). Retrieved from: http://www.nactateachers.org/volume-59-number-1-march-2015/2266-does-study-abroad-increase-employability.html
  • Benge, M., Harder, A., & Goodwin, J. (2015). Solutions to burnout and retention as perceived by the county extension agents of the Colorado State University Extension system. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(1), 1-16.
  • Harder, A., Gouldthorpe, J., & Goodwin, J. (2015). Exploring organizational factors related to extension employee burnout. Journal of Extension, 53(2). Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2015april/a2.php
  • Ganpat, W., Harder, A., & Moore, A. (2014). Envisioning the future of extension and advisory services in the Caribbean. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 21(3), 19-31. doi: 10.5191/jiaee.2014.21302
  • Strong, R., Ganpat, W., Harder, A., Irby, T. L., & Lindner, J. R. (2014). Exploring the use of information communication technologies by selected Caribbean extension officers. Journal of Agricultural and Extension Education, 20(4). doi: 10.1080/1389224X.2014.927373
  • Harder, A., Gouldthorpe, J., & Goodwin, J. (2014). Why work for Extension? An examination of job satisfaction and motivation in a statewide employee retention study. Journal of Extension, 52(3) Article 3FEA5. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2014june/a5.php
  • Conner, N., Roberts, T. G., & Harder, A. (2013). Competencies and experiences needed by entry level international agricultural development practitioners. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 20(1), 19-32. doi: 10.5191/jiaee.2013.20102

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Achievement Award - Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education
  • 2013 Early Career Award, Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity, Southern Region
  • 2014 AIAEE Fellow, Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education

Courses Taught

  • AEC 3313: Role and Development of Cooperative Extension
  • AEC6300: Methods of Planned Change
  • AEC 6316: From America to Zimbabwe, An Overview of International Extension Systems
  • AEC6905: Developing and Conducting Needs Assessments in Domestic & International Extension Settings

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Agricultural Education
  • National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals