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 earned an M.S. in Community Psychology in 2005 and a Ph.D. in 2020 from the Educational Research and Policy Analysis Program at NC State University with a Specialization in Educational Evaluation. Dr. Guin began work with NC State and North Carolina Cooperative Extension in 2006. She currently serves as an Instructor in the Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Graduate Program, as the Program Design & Evaluation Specialist for North Carolina 4-H’s Healthy Living and STEM Programs, and as a National Coach and Evaluation Consultant 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 children within limited-resource contexts. Dr. Guin has 22 years of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation experience. Areas of Expertise: Community program development; Mixed-methods formative, summative, and developmental evaluation; Youth and family development; Non-formal education; Program Success Coaching; Youth and family technological literacy; Multicultural competence and inclusive practice; Programming with limited resource youth and families; Adverse childhood experiences; Resilience; Grant-writing; and Professional Development for Educators
Programs and Initiatives
- Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Program
- 4-H Very Important Parent Program
- 4-H Empowering Youth and Families Program
- 4-H ‘Microbiology: I am a Human Ecosystem’ Curriculum
- 4-H Health Rocks! Program
- A Framework for Understanding Poverty – Lifetime Certified Trainer
- Gonzalez, M., Guin, A., Allen, K., Chilcote, A., Toriello, P., Mead, E. (2020). Best Practices for Engaging Communities of Color in Opioid Prevention Programs. Journal of Extension. [On-line], 58(3). Available at: https://www.joe.org/joe/2020june/tt5.php
- McCarthy, K. J., Perkins, D. F., Roberts, M., Potter, S., Guin, A. G, Carroll, J. B., Deringer, N. C., & Borden, L. M. (2020) Evaluation of a Coach-Based Technical Assistance Model: An Evolving Focus on Coachability and Goal Setting. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 8(2), 28-50.
- Gonzalez, M., Guin, A., Allen, K., Chilcote, A., Toriello, P., Mead, E. (in-press). Best Practices for Engaging Communities of Color in Opioid Prevention Programs. Journal of Extension.
- McCarthy, K. J., Perkins, D. F., Roberts, M., Potter, S., Guin, A. G, Carroll, J. B., Deringer, N. C., & Borden, L. M. (in-press) Evaluation of a Coach-Based Technical Assistance Model: An Evolving Focus on Coachability and Goal Setting. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension.
- Guin, A., Allen, K., Barnes, J. (2018). Development and pilot evaluation of the Very Important Parents Program (VIP): An intensive parent education program for teens. Family Science Review, 22(3), 103-123.
- 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08882746.2015.1121687
- 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: http://www.joe.org/joe/2015february/rb5.php
- 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.