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Autumn Guin, MS

Program Design & Evaluation Extension Associate, CYFAR PDTA Coach


520 Brickhaven Drive 124


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Community program development and program success coaching
  • Mixed-methods formative, summative, and developmental evaluation
  • Youth and family development
  • Non-formal education
  • Multicultural competence, inclusive practice, and programming with limited resource audiences


    Autumn Guin received her M.S. in Community Psychology in 2005 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Educational Research and Policy Analysis Program at NC State University with a Specialization in Educational Evaluation.

    Mrs. Guin began work with NC State and North Carolina Cooperative Extension in 2006 and now serves as the evaluation lead for the 4-H Curriculum Development Team at NC State University and as a National Coach for the Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Professional Development and Technical Assistance Center. She is a lifetime certified trainer for Ruby Payne’s Framework for Understanding Poverty, a program specifically designed to train educators to more effectively teach limited resource children. Mrs. Guin has more than 20 years of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation experience.

    Programs and Initiatives

    Selected Publications

    • Guin, A., Allen, K., & Barnes, J. (in press). Development and Pilot Evaluation of the Very Important Parents Program (VIP): An Intensive Parent Education Program for Teens. Family Science Review.
    • Barnes, J., Guin, A., & Allen, K. (2018). Training Needs and Online Learning Preferences of Early Childhood Professionals. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 39(2), 114-130.
    • Barnes, J., Guin, A., Allen, K., & Jolly, C. (2016). Engaging parents in early childhood education: Perspectives of childcare providers. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 44(4), 360-374.
    • Kirby, S. & Guin, A., Chilcote, A. (2015). Creating the next generation of residential energy stewards using the Energy Transformation Curriculum. Housing and Society. Available at:
    • Kirby, S., Guin, A., & Langham, L. (2015). Energy Education Incentives: Evaluating the impact of consumer energy kits. Journal of Extension [On-line], 53(1) Article 1RIB5. Available at:
    • Allen, K., El-Beshti, R., & Guin, A. (2014). An integrative Adlerian approach to creating a teen parenting program. Journal of Individual Psychology, 70(1), 6-20.
    • Guin, A. & Kirby, S. (2013). Residential energy conservation and consumers. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues.
    • Kirby, S., Guin, A., Langham, L., Chilcote, A. (2014). Exploring the Impact of the E-Conservation Residential Energy Audit Program. Housing and Society, 41(1), 71-88.
    • Silliman, B. & Guin, A. (2012). Tracking evaluation capacity with youth professionals. Journal of Youth Development, 7(1), 24-34.

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