University of Vermont

Understanding Youth Development


faculty name

Roger Rennekamp, Ph.D.

In the his role as professor, department head, and state 4-H program leader in the College of Education at Oregon State University, Dr. Roger Rennekamp provides administrative leadership to a statewide youth development program that reaches 150,000 through approximately 120 paid staff and 5000 volunteers. As both an administrator and academic leader, Dr. Rennekamp oversees the day-to-day conduct of 4-H youth development practice in the State of Oregon and coordinates the academic and scholarly activities of faculty members who have appointments in the Department of Youth Development Education. Throughout his career, Roger has been a strong advocate for enhancing the professional status of youth work through professional development and scholarship.

Prior to coming to Oregon in 2005, Dr. Rennekamp held the rank of professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky. Roger's duties within the Department included serving as evaluation specialist for the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Dr. Rennekamp earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education from the Ohio State University, his Master's Degree in Biology from Morehead State University and his Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Kentucky with an emphasis in Environmental Science.

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