Montana State University

Community Development

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172240
Bozeman, MT 59717-2240

Community Development Specialist:
Paul Lachapelle
Tel: (406) 994-3620
Fax: (406) 994-6692
Location: Wilson Hall 2-117
commdev@montana.edu

Paul R. Lachapelle

Paul R. LachapellePaul Lachapelle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Montana State University-Bozeman and serves as the Extension Community Development Specialist. Working in partnership with the Local Government Center, his responsibilities involve providing research, technical assistance and training on various community development topics in communities across the state. Specifically, he provides resources and programs in many areas including community strategic visioning, local governance, and leadership development training.

Paul earned his Ph.D. at the University of Montana's College of Forestry and Conservation in 2006 with a focus on natural resource policy and governance. He has conducted research and taught in both Montana and internationally with applied research, development work and language training in Nepal as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Other research and training includes work with Inuit in several arctic national parks with Parks Canada in the Canadian Territory of Nunavut, review and consultation of forest management and community development projects in Guinea, West Africa through the U.S. Forest Service International Programs, and research on the role of community governance in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Paul is author of many peer-reviewed journal articles on local governance and strategic planning.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Community development, local governance, public participation, deliberative democracy, policy analysis, qualitative research methods, tourism, leadership training, natural resource policy.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA - Missoula, MT

College of Forestry and Conservation
Ph.D. Forestry (2006)

School of Forestry
M.S. Resource Conservation (2000)

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT - Burlington, VT

School of Natural Resources
B.S. (Honors) Environmental Studies (1997)

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Treadwell, P., Lachapelle, P., and Howe, R. 2013. Extension learning exchange: Lessons from Nicaragua. Journal of Extension. [On-line], 51(5) Article 5IAW6. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2013october/iw6.php (PDF 70KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. and S.F. McCool. 2012. The role of trust in community wildland fire protection planning. Society and Natural Resources.25(4): 321-335. (PDF 128KB)

Allen, R. and Lachapelle, P.R. 2012. Can leadership development act as a rural poverty alleviation strategy? Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society. 43(1): 95-112. (PDF 556KB)

Lachapelle, P.R.
, T. Dunnagan, and J. Real Bird. 2011. Applying innovative approaches to address health disparities in native populations: An assessment of the Crow Men’s Health Project. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society. 42(2):240–254 (PDF 114KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. 2011. The use of social networking in community development. CD Practice. 17:1-8. (PDF 887KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. 2011. Leadership and civic engagement outcomes from Horizons: Understanding the potential for increased citizenship. Montana Policy Review. 15(1):17-21. (PDF197KB)

Barnes, J. and P.R. Lachapelle. 2011. The National Board Basics Curriculum Project: A leadership capacity building tool for boards. Journal of Extension. [On-line], 49(3) Article 3TOT4. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2011june/tt4.php (PDF 334KB)

Christopher, S.  R. Saha, P. Lachapelle, D. Jennings, Y. Colclough, C. Cooper, C. Cummins, M. Eggers, K. FourStar, K. Harris, S. Kuntz, V. LaFromboise, D. LaVeaux, T. McDonald, J. Real Bird, E. Rink, L. Webster. 2011. Applying indigenous community-based participatory research principles to partnership development in health disparities research. Family & Community Health: The Journal of Health Promotion and Maintenance. 34(3):246-255. (PDF 100KB)

Lachapelle, P.R., M. Emery, and R.L. Hays. 2010. The pedagogy and practice of community visioning: Evaluating effective community strategic planning in rural Montana. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society. 41(2):176-191. (PDF 201KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. and E.A. Shanahan. 2010.  The pedagogy of citizen participation in local government: Designing and implementing effective board training programs for municipalities and counties. Journal of Public Affairs Education. 16(3):401-419. (PDF 111KB)

Lachapelle, P.R., E. Austin, and D. Clark. 2010. Community strategic visioning as a method to address poverty: An analysis from select rural Montana communities. Journal of Extension. 48(1) Article 1FEA1. (PDF 134KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. 2008. A sense of ownership in community development: Understanding the potential for participation in community planning efforts. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society. 39(2):52-59. (PDF 129KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. and S.F. McCool. 2007. Claiming "ownership": A response to Manning and Ginger. Society and Natural Resources. 20(2):193-198. (PDF 76KB)

Watson, A., B. Glaspell, N. Christensen, P. Lachapelle, V. Sahanatien, F. Gertsch. 2007. Giving voice to wildlands visitors: Selecting indicators to protect and sustain experiences in the Eastern Arctic of Nunavut. Environmental Management. 40:880-888. (PDF 150KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. and S.F. McCool. 2005. Exploring the concept of "ownership" in natural resource planning. Society and Natural Resources. 18(3):279-285. (PDF 96KB)

Lachapelle, P.R., P.D. Smith and S.F. McCool. 2004. Access to power or genuine empowerment? An analysis of three community forest groups in Nepal. Human Ecology Review. 11(1):1-12. (PDF 96KB)

Lachapelle, P.R., S.F. McCool, and M.E. Patterson. 2003. Barriers to effective natural resource planning in a "messy" world. Society and Natural Resources. 16(6):473-490. (PDF 152KB)

Books

Weaver, K. L. and P.R. Lachapelle. 2010. Governing Montana at the Grass Roots: Local Government Structure, Process and Politics (3rd ed.). Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. 333 pages. (LINK)

Book Chapters

Lachapelle, P.R., and E. Austin. 2014. Community Participation. In: Alex C. Michalos (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 1073-1078) New York: Springer Publishing. (PDF 104KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. (In press). Perspectives in community development. In: R. Phillips and R. Pittman (Eds.) An Introduction to Community Development 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.

Lachapelle, P.R., T. Dunnagan, and J. Real Bird. 2013. Applying innovative approaches to address health disparities in native populations: an assessment of the Crow Men's Health Project. In: R. Ogilvie (ed.) Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health. (pp. 107-121). New York: Routledge. (PDF 4.39 MB)

Lachapelle, P.R., M. Emery, and C. French. 2012. A Framework for Teaching and Implementing Community Visioning. In: N. Walzer (ed.). Community Visioning Programs: Processes and Outcomes. (pp. 74-94). New York: Routledge. (PDF 3.73 MB)

French, C. and P.R. Lachapelle. 2012. The Importance of Intangible Outcomes. In: N. Walzer (ed.). Community Visioning Programs: Processes and Outcomes. (pp. 95-112). New York: Routledge. (PDF 3.29 MB)

Lachapelle, P.R. 2009. Stacking the deck. In: Menzel, D. (ed.) Ethics Moments in Government: Cases and Controversies. (pp. 204-206). New York: Taylor and Francis. (PDF 1.07MB, BOOK LINK)

Lachapelle, P.R. and S.F. McCool. 2003. Planning Outdoor Recreation. In: J. Jenkins and J. Pigram (eds.) Encyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation. pp. 370-373. London: Routledge. (PDF 482KB)

McCool, S.F. and P.R. Lachapelle. 2000. Recreational uses of mountain forests. In: M. F. Price and N. Butt, (eds.) Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development: A State of Knowledge Report for 2000. (IUFRO Research Series no. 5). pp. 330-337. New York, NY: CABI Publishing. (PDF 596KB)

MSU Extension Publications

Lachapelle, P.R. and D. Clark. 2013. Montana Public Lands Guide: 2013. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. 43 pages. (LINK)

Lachapelle, P.R. (Editor) 2011. Montana Local Government Board Handbook: A Guide to Serving on Boards, Districts, Commissions and Committees. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. 83 pages. (LINK)

Lachapelle, P.R., K. Anderson, and W. Wedum. 2011. Strategic Visioning for Community Development. MSU Extension MontGuide MT201107HR. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. 4 pages. (PDF 282KB)

Lachapelle, P.R., C. Costakis, and D. Clark (Editors). 2011. Community Resiliency and the Built Environment: Innovations and Policy Issues in Montana. Montana Policy Review. 15(2). (PDF 2.1MB)

Lachapelle, P.R. and D. Clark (Editors). 2011. Montana Horizons: Program Outcomes and Policy Implications. Montana Policy Review. 15(1). (PDF 745KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. 2010. Citizen participation and interaction.  In: K. Weaver (ed.). Montana Municipal Officials Handbook. (pp. 175-182) Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. (PDF 157KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. and B. Graham. 2010. Montana Horizons Program: Transforming Communities from Striving to Thriving. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension 17 pages. (PDF 4.47MB)

Lachapelle, P.R. 2010. City of Bozeman Ethics Handbook. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. 14 pages. (PDF 207KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. and C. Flaherty. 2009. Montana Horizons Program: Transforming Communities from Striving to Thriving. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension 21 pages. (PDF 1.28MB)

Lachapelle, P.R. 2009. The Crow Men’s Health Project. In: Empowering Montana Native Families and Communities. (p. 7) Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. (PDF 1007KB)

Lachapelle, P.R. and M. A. Anderson. 2008. Serving on County Boards, Districts, Commissions and Committees: A Handbook for Members, Local Government Officials and Citizens. Pub. No. 4500. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. 47 pages. (LINK)

Lachapelle, P.R. and T. Mastel. 2008. Using Focus Groups for Community Development. MSU Extension MontGuide MT200807HR. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. 4 pages. (PDF 250KB)

MultiMedia

Lachapelle, P.R. and J. Pioro (compilation). In press. 2010 Rural Community Conference Proceedings. DVD-ROM. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. (ORDER LINK, SITE LINK)

Lachapelle, P.R. and J. Real Bird. 2009. Crow Men’s Health. DVD. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension.  10:22 min. (ORDER LINK, SITE LINK)

Lachapelle, P.R. and B. Graham (compilation). 2009. 2009 Rural Community Conference Proceedings. DVD-ROM. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension (ORDER LINK, SITE LINK)

Conference Proceedings

Lachapelle, P.R. and D. Clark. 2009. Community visioning as a method of collective learning and community development: An analysis from select rural Montana communities. Abstract in Proceedings of The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Galaxy III Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Sept. 15-19, 2008. (PDF 1.61MB, PROCEEDINGS LINK)

Roney, S.A., J.D. Johnson, and P.R. Lachapelle. 2008. A longitudinal analysis of tourism impacts in Silver Valley, Idaho USA. Proceedings of the International Association for the Scientific Knowledge (IASK), Global Management 2008 Conference. Porto, Portugal, Oct 13-15. (PDF 174KB, PROCEEDINGS LINK)

McCool, S.F. and P.R. Lachapelle, F. Gertsch, H. Gosselin, and V. Sahanatien. 2007. Dimensions of recreational experiences in arctic national parks: implications for stewardship. In: Watson, A.; Dean, L.; Sproull, J., comps. Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress Symposium; 2005 September 30-October 6; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-000. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. (PDF 421KB)

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Simon Leuci, M., C. French, D. Tootle, P. Lachapelle, S. Chazdon, S. Jakes, and W. Whitmer. 2013. A Grassroots Collaboration for a National Framework of CRED Program Impact Indicators. Presented at The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Galaxy IV Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September 15-20.

Lachapelle, P.R. and N. Lansford. 2013. Local Government Extension Training: Building Competencies across Disciplines. Presented at The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Galaxy IV Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September 15-20.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2013. Land-Grant University Mission in the Twenty-first Century. Presented at Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment Conference: Boom and Bust in America: Parables from Butte, Montana, Three Forks, MT, August 19-23.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2013. International Development: A Roundtable for Practitioners and Educators, Panel session presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 45th Annual International Conference, Charleston, SC, July 21-24.

Green, J., P.R. Lachapelle, and J. Hoeling. 2013. The Community Development Society’s Scholarly Publications: Meet the Editors, Panel session presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 45th Annual International Conference, Charleston, SC, July 21-24.

Hustedde, R., P.R. Lachapelle, and M. Peterson. 2013. How Can Community Development Practitioners Respond to Postmodernism? Panel session presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 45th Annual International Conference, Charleston, SC, July 21-24.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2012. Nicaragua Extension Study Trip, Presented at Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) National Conference, Mobile, AL, Oct. 7-10, 2012.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2012. Democracy Promotion 101: Training Newly-elected Officials about Citizen Engagement in Montana, Panel session presented at Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA), Coral Springs, FL, Oct. 3-6, 2012.

Walzer, N., P.R. Lachapelle, S. Gulick, C. Loden, M. Wall, G. Hamm. 2011. Implementing strategic approaches to community change. Panel session presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 43rd Annual International Conference, Boise, ID, July, 28-31, 2011.

Peterson, M. and P.R Lachapelle. 2011. Creating Opportunities in Challenging Times - Breakthrough Strategies to Leverage and Transform Assets. Workshop presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 43rd Annual International Conference, Boise, ID, July, 28-31, 2011.

Emery, M., P.R Lachapelle, B. Andreozzi, D. Hauser-Lindstrom and D. Kollock 2011. Community coaching: A study on the impact of coaching on communities and coaches. Panel session presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 43rd Annual International Conference, Boise, ID, July, 28-31, 2011.

Lachapelle, P.R. and W. Wedum. 2011. The use of social networking in community development. Presented at National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), Charleston, SC, March 7-9, 2011.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2011. Evaluating the impact of local government ethics trainings: Analysis of differences between clerks, mayors and attorneys. Presented at National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), Charleston, SC, March 7-9, 2011.

Lachapelle, P.R., D. Clark, and E. Webb. 2010. Horizons Roundtable: Lessons learned from six years of programming. MSU Extension Annual Conference. Bozeman, MT, Oct. 18-20, 2010.

Lachapelle, P.R., D. Clark, and E. Webb. 2010. Board Leadership Training Curriculum. MSU Extension Annual Conference. Bozeman, MT, Oct. 18-20, 2010.

Lachapelle, P.R. and J. McNutt. 2010. Social Media and Community Development. Presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 42nd Annual International Conference, New Orleans, LA, July, 25-28, 2010.

Lachapelle, P.R. and D. Clark. 2010. Local Government Profiling System: Developing an Interactive On-line Tool for Citizens and Public Officials. Presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 42nd Annual International Conference, New Orleans, LA, July, 25-28, 2010.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2010. Science, politics, and the art of citizenship. Keynote Speaker, 2010 Montana State University Earth Science Colloquium. Bozeman, MT. April 9, 2010.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2010. Innovative Approaches to Community Change: The Montana Horizons Program. Workshop on Innovative Community Change. Organized by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. Bloomington, MN, April 14-15, 2010.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2010. The Crow Men's Health Project: A collaborative research initiative between the Crow Indian Reservation and Montana State University. Presented at National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, Bloomington, MN, April 12-14, 2010.

Lachapelle, P.R. and D. Clark. 2010. The Ethics Training Program for local government officials, employees and board members: An assessment of program design and implementation. Presented at National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, Bloomington, MN, April 12-14, 2010.

Lachapelle, P.R. and D. Clark. 2010. Local Government Profiling System: Developing an interactive on-line tool for citizens and public officials. Presented at National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, Bloomington, MN, April 12-14, 2010.

Arnold, S., T. Brewer, S. Hamlen, C. Kaiser, P.R. Lachapelle, A. Sarchet, and M. Reed. 2009. What the heck is a Program?  Exploring Program Development needs in MSU Extension.  MSU Extension Annual Conference. Bozeman, MT, Oct. 20-22, 2009.

Clark, D. and P.R. Lachapelle. 2009. Use of an interactive scenario planning game to demonstrate the future impacts of decisions. MSU Extension Annual Conference. Bozeman, MT, Oct. 20-22, 2009.

Lachapelle, P.R. and D. Clark. 2009. The Montana Horizons Program: Challenges faced and lessons learned. Mobilizing Rural Communities Conference, Rural Dynamics, Inc. Billings, MT, Oct. 7-9, 2009.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2009. Evaluating Community Visioning in Rural Montana. Presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 41st Annual International Conference, Memphis, TN, July 27-29, 2009.

Lachapelle, P.R. and J. Barnes. 2009. The Pedagogy of Board Participation and Performance: An Assessment of Training Materials and Techniques. Presented at Community Development Society (CDS) 41st Annual International Conference, Memphis, TN, July 27-29, 2009.

Lachapelle, P.R. and J. Barnes. 2009. Strengthening Board Governance in Rural Communities: The National Board Basics Curriculum Project. Presented at National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, San Diego, CA, April 20-22, 2009.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2008. Teaching Impact of Local Government Board Trainings.  Presented at MSU Extension Creative Activity and Research Forum, Montana State University Extension Annual Conference, Bozeman, Montana, October 6-9. 

Roney, S.A., J.D. Johnson, and P.R. Lachapelle. 2008. A longitudinal analysis of tourism impacts in Silver Valley, Idaho USA. Presented at International Association for the Scientific Knowledge (IASK), Global Management 2008 Conference. Porto, Portugal, Oct 13-15, 2008.

Lachapelle, P.R. and D. Clark. 2008. Community visioning as a method of collective learning and community development: An analysis from select rural Montana communities. Presented at The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Galaxy III Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Sept. 15-19, 2008.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2008. Citizen-based techniques to address poverty in agricultural and ranching communities: Case studies from rural Montana. Presented at The 14th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), Burlington, VT. June 10-14.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2008. Curriculum development and implementation of local government board trainings: Examples from county and municipal educational programs in Montana. Poster presentation at The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Galaxy III Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Sept. 15-19.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2008. Strategic community visioning as a method of collective learning, planning and action: An analysis from select rural Montana communities. Poster presentation at The Community Development Society (CDS) 40th Annual International Conference (CDS), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. June 22-25.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2007. The role of Extension in 21st Century community development and conservation. Presented at Grasslands 2010 Meeting: Toward a New Grassland Economy: Merging Land Use, Rural Development and Nature Conservation in the Northern Great Plains. The Grassland Foundation and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Pray, MT. Oct. 29-30.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2006. Outcomes and opportunities from trust in natural resource planning. Presented at The 12th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), Vancouver, BC, Canada. June 4-7.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2005. The International Seminar on Protected Area Management. Poster presentation at The 8th World Wilderness Congress, Anchorage, AK. Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2005. Auyuittuq and Quttinirpaaq National Parks, Canada, Nunavut Research Summary. Presented at Parks Canada Visitor Indicators Workshop, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, June 27-29.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2004. Constituencies and protected area management: Comparing social aspects of protected area management of Southern Africa and the U.S. Presented at The Treehouse Conference, Kruger NP, South Africa, July 13-15.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2004. Understanding visitor and Inuit landscape orientations in Auyuittuq National Park of Nunavut, Canada. Presented at The 10th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), Keystone, CO. June 2-5.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2004. Understanding different orientations (visitor and Inuit) toward wild lands in Nunavut, Eastern Arctic of Canada. Presented at The 5th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (IASSA), Fairbanks, AK. May 19-23.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2001. Understanding power, equity and conflict in community forestry: an analysis of three Forest User Groups in Kabhre Palanchok District, Nepal. Presented at Fulbright Speakers Series, United States Information Service, American Center, Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept 4.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2000. Barriers to effective natural resource planning in a ‘messy’ world. Presented at The 8th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), Bellingham, WA. June 17-22.

AWARDS / HONORS

Educational Piece-Team Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (National); recognizing outstanding efforts for materials that educate through accurate, concise information, for 2013 Montana Public Land Guide (2014)

Excellence in Community Development Work-Team Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, (Southern Region); recognizing outstanding programs conducted in any aspect of community development work, for Community Foundation Education program for the National CRED Indicators Work Group (2014)

Excellence in Community Development Work-Team Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, (Western Region); recognizing outstanding programs conducted in any aspect of community development work, for Community Foundation Education Program (2014)

Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Service Award, Montana chapter of ESP (2012)

Educational Package – Team Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (Western Region); Recognizing outstanding efforts for materials that educate through accurate, concise information, for Local Government Center publications (2012)

Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award, Community Development Society; In recognition of a superior contribution to the field of community development and the Society (2011)

Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) Award of Excellence–Multi-State Program; Recognizing Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results, and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 Western states and Pacific Island US Territories, for Horizons Program in 107 high poverty, small, rural and reservation communities in Montana, Idaho and Washington (2011)

Media Presentation Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals; Recognizing outstanding efforts for educational/promotional information that is accurate, concise and holds the audience’s attention, for monthly Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (MACDEP) E-newsletter (2011)

Educational Piece Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (Western Region); Recognizing outstanding efforts for materials that educate through accurate, concise information, for Montana Public Land Guide (2011)

Excellence in Community Development Work–Team Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, (Western Region); recognizing outstanding programs conducted in any aspect of community development work, for Montana Horizons poverty-reduction program (2011)

Trailblazers Award, Community Development Society; For Social Networking Initiative with the Community Development Society (2010)

Provost’s Excellence in Outreach Award, Montana State University; Recognizing the impact of outreach efforts within the state. (2010)

Western Extension Director’s Award of Excellence; Recognizing Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results, and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 Western states and Pacific Island US Territories, for Board Leadership Curriculum. (2010)

Media Presentation Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals; Recognizing outstanding efforts for educational/promotional information that is accurate, concise and holds the audience’s attention, for the Ethics in Local Government: A Training for City Employees, Elected Officials and Board Members of Bozeman, Montana Program (2010)

Educational Piece Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (Western Region); Recognizing outstanding efforts for materials that educate through accurate, concise information, for publication “Montana Horizons Program: Transforming Communities from Striving to Thriving” (2010)

Diversity Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (Western Region); recognizing outstanding efforts and accomplishments in achieving and sustaining diversity in the extension organization, community development programs and/or audiences, for Crow Men’s Health Project (2010)

Excellence in Community Development Work–Team Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, (Western Region); recognizing outstanding programs conducted in any aspect of community development work, for Montana Horizons poverty-reduction program (2009)

Educational Piece Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, (Western Region); recognizing outstanding efforts for materials that educate through accurate, concise information, for publication “Using Focus Groups for Community Development” (2009)

Educational Package Award, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, Recognizes outstanding efforts for materials that educate through accurate, concise information (2008)

Outstanding Student Leader Award, University of Montana, Recognizing outstanding leadership and community service (2005)

Student Achievement Award, University of Montana, Diversity Advisory Council, Outstanding personal achievement and for campus citizenship fostering an awareness of and appreciation for cultural diversity (2005)

Bertha Morton Scholarship, University of Montana, Recognizing the top five percent of University of Montana’s graduate students in academic performance, research and creative activities (2004)

George E. Bright Memorial Fellowship, University of Montana, Recognition of exceptional service to the school and academic achievement (2003)

Undergraduate Research Award, University of Vermont, Campus-wide undergraduate competition recognizing outstanding senior research (1996)

Environmental Program Honors Award, University of Vermont, Faculty award, Outstanding senior research in recognition of excellence in scholarship (1996)

Environmental Studies Achievement Award, University of Vermont, School of Natural Resources, Outstanding student achievement (1996)

Ronald D. Suiter Scholarship, University of Vermont, Academic excellence (1996)

National Park Service VIP Outstanding Service Award, Research in Yosemite National Park (1996)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

President, Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (MACDEP)

Member, Editorial Board, Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society

Member, Community Development Society (CDS)

Member, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)

Member, International Association for Community Development (IACD)

Member, Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP)

Member, Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA)

Member, Leadership Council, National Community Resource and Economic Development (CRED)

Member, World Commission on Protected Areas: North America (WCPA)


Updated 5/11/14