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Autumn Guin, PhD, BCC

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Evaluation Consultant


4181 Broughton Hall


Dr. Guin currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor 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. Dr. Guin teaches Family Life Coaching, co-directs multiple grant funded programs, and coaches professionals across the country who are developing programs for underserved youth, families, and communities. Dr. Guin holds a B.S. in Psychology, an M.S. in Community Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis with a specialization in educational evaluation and educator professional development. She is a Board Certified Coach and has 24 years of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation experience.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Coach & Evaluation Consultant, Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk Professional Development and Technical Assistance Team
  • Co-PI, Co-Director, 4-H Empowering Youth and Families Program
  • Co-PI, Program Design and Evaluation Specialist, NC 4-H Healthy Living Programs
  • Co-Chair, Research and Evaluation Subgroup, PLWG Advancing the 4-H Thriving Model Taskforce

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • AEHS 545: Family Communication and Coaching
  • AEHS 547: Family Life Coaching

Contributing Websites

Professional Honors/Offices/Recognitions

  • 2021: State Award for Excellence in Healthy Living Programming, NC Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals
  • 2021: Susan Barkman Award for Research and Evaluation, NC Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals
  • 2021: Research Friend of Extension Award, NC Cooperative Extension

Selected Publications

  • Greenaway, H., Guin, A., Gonzalez, M., Kotzian, S., Chilcote, A., Toriello, P. (submitted). Program Models in the Time of COVID: Design, Development, and Implementation. Journal of Extension.
  • Ferarri, T. M., Guin, A. H. (May 2021). Advice for Writing a Journal Article – Journal of Youth Development Editors Weigh In. The Pulse, May 2021. National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialists. Available at:
  • Guin, A. (2000). Professional Development for North Carolina 4-H Educators Who Teach Science: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of 4-H Science Curricula Training [Doctoral dissertation, North Carolina State University]. Available at:
  • 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, 58(3). Available at:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Skidmore, M., Brennan, A., Brown, R., Cuthbertson, C. Dellifield, J., Elswick, A., Ruffin, N., Klemme, R., Kowalkowski, B., Lindsay, A., Rennekamp, R., Shipley, A., Sulzer, S., Chilcote, A. Crist, G., Guin, A., Gabel, C., Hockaday, C., Perkins, D., Spears, L., Spoth, R., Wright, M., & Young, D. (2018). Report to the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy from the Extension Opioid Crisis Response Workgroup.
  • 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:

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BS Psychology Fayetteville State University

MS Community Psychology North Carolina State University

PhD Educational Research and Policy Analysis North Carolina State University

Area(s) of Expertise