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Casey Mull

Extension Administration 

  • 4-H Youth Development Program Leader and CES Assistant Director

Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication 

  • Clinical Associate Professor
765.494.8435
Agricultural Administration Room 226
Agricultural Administration Building
615 W State Street
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907-2053

Faculty Profile
Casey, or “Dr. Casey” as 4-H’ers call him, provides leadership to the Indiana 4-H program, which serves youth in each of Indiana’s 92 counties. Casey began his Extension career in 2009 as a State Specialist working with military-connected audiences and a dual appointment as a 4-H/Air Force Youth Specialist. He has trained or presented to more than 3,500 individuals from 36 states and territories. He has coordinated programs that served 8,076 individuals from 53 states and territories and six countries. 
In addition to serving on multiple teams to create national assessment tools, he has facilitated workshops about using data creatively and simply to support hundreds of people nationwide. He has secured more than $10.4 million in grants, gifts, and donations. He has authored or co-authored 40 publications including two book chapters, six peer-reviewed articles, and 21 curricula or guides. His leadership of military teen leadership camping experiences led him to join the Air Force Reserve. He currently serves as deputy chief, public affairs in the 94th Airlift Wing at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
 
Education
PhD, Adult Education, Learning and Organizational Development, University of Georgia, 2014
MPA, Public Administration, Public Budgeting and Finance, University of Georgia, 2008
BS, Business, Wake Forest University, 2006 

Professional Service
President, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, 2017-2018
President, Joint Council of Extension Professionals, 2018-2019
Publications Co-Chair, Journal of Youth Development, 2020-2021
Reviewer, Journal of Extension, 2020-2023

Research Interests
Scholarship of and in Cooperative Extension, 4-H, and community engagement; program evaluation; survey development; and boundary-spanning. Other research and Extension interests include relational contracting, social media marketing strategies, program development, and camping.

Grants & Projects
4-H/Military Technical Assistance and Professional Development Initiative. USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2019-2023.
4-H/Air Force Partnership Project. USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2019-2021.
Air Force Financial Readiness Program Evaluation. USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2019-2021. (Technical Advisor). 

Awards & Honors

(2019) Excellence in Ag Literacy Award. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

(2019) Excellence in Urban 4-H Programming Award. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

Selected Publications

Borden, L. M., Conn, M., Mull, C. D., & Wilkens, M. (2020). The Youth Development Workforce: The People, the Profession, and the Possibilities. 15(1), 1-8. doi:10.5195/jyd.2020.930

James, C., Howell, N., & Mull, C. D. (2019). Plickers for success: A technological tool for advancement in data collection. Journal of Extension.

Mull, C. D., & Jordan, J. W. (2014). 4-H professionals spanning boundaries. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 23(3).

Sandmann, L. R., Jordan, J. W., & Mull, C. D. (2014). Measuring boundary spanning behaviors in community engagement. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 18(3), 83-96.

Stewart, R., Bales, D., Berg, A., & Mull, C. D. (2019). Extension programs are not a one size fits all: Child passenger safety in culturally diverse audiences. Journal of the National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Tompkins, C. D., Mull, C. D., Howell, N., & Bledsoe, L. (2020). Encompassing a sense of belonging with youth: Art-based exploration in urban gardening. National Youth-At-Risk Journal, 4(1).

Borden, L. M., Ballard, J., Michl-Petzing, L., Conn, M., Mull, C. D., & Wilkens, M. (2020). To infinity and beyond: Launching an integrated, cohesive field of youth development. Journal of Youth Development, 15(1).

Mull, C. D., Sandmann, L. R., & Valentine, T. (n.d.). Examining the boundary-spanning behaviors of community based adult educators. Manuscript in preparation.

James, C., & Mull, C. D. (2020). Cloverleaf communication apprehension: Influential extent of the 4-H project achievement process. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Berg, A., Bales, D., & Mull, C. D. (2020). Perceptions of scholarship among county-based extension faculty. Manuscript submitted for publication.

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