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Susan Jakes

Associate State Program Leader CRD, Extension Assistant Professor ANR/
Street Address: 212 Patterson Hall
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7653
Mailing Address: Campus Box 7653
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7653

Job Description Susan Scherffius Jakes is the Associate State Program Leader for Community Development and an Extension Assistant Professor with NC Cooperative Extension and an Adjunct Professor in Psychology at NC State University. She received a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from NC State University. She currently serves as the principle investigator on USDA sponsored research to practice projects in Childhood Obesity and in strengthening regional economies. She also has projects in creativity based community and economic development. In her work as a community development program leader Susan partners with communities to design programs that promote systems and community change, particularly in the areas of leadership, appreciative organizational development, non-profit governance, collaboration and partnership with vulnerable populations.

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