Debra M. Sellers, Ph.D

Debra M. Sellers, Ph.D. College of Human Sciences Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Iowa State University 105 MacKay Hall Ames, IA 50011 [email protected]
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Debra M. Sellers, Ph.D. College of Human Sciences Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Iowa State University 105 MacKay Hall Ames, IA 50011 [email protected]

Experience Current Position: Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences and Director of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (2013-present). Iowa State University, Ames, IA.  Primary Responsibilities: o Contribute to the overall vision and mission of the College of Human Sciences and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. o Lead and direct the Human Sciences Extension and Outreach community of approximately 100 faculty and staff on campus and across Iowa. o Provide responsible and ethical oversight of an $8.2 M budget, including federal and state funding, grants and contracts, and revenue generation. 

Key Accomplishments: o Created a financially secure unit while increasing faculty, staff, and student workers. o Implemented contemporary management and programming models, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, cross-marketing, and shared responsibility for revenue generation. o Co-founded the Integration Pilot Project and the Engaged Scholarship Funding Program (ESFP), designed to establish campus-county-community partnerships. The ESFP pilot in fall 2015 resulted in nine proposals with a total funding request of $457,833.



Areas of Interest: o Adaptive living for people with aging-related limitations or disabilities and their families, with an emphasis on supporting functional abilities through access to services and technology. o The transformative process of informal educational networks such as the Cooperative Extension Service to increase capacity, relevancy, and impact for the 21st century. o The effects of human-canine interactions on mutual health and well-being.

Previous Positions (selected): Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, (2011-2013). School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

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State Program Leader for K-State Research and Extension Family Studies and Human Services, (1-year term; 2011-2012). Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, (2006-2011). School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Instructor, (2004-2006). Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University-Cascades, Bend, OR. Courses taught:  HDFS 314: Adult Development and Aging  HDFS 360: Critical Thinking  HDFS 410: Practicum Experience in Human Services/Gerontology  HDFS 462: Professional Helping Skills  HDFS 465: Mental Health in Later Life  HDFS 465: Alternative Interventions/Animal Assisted Therapy  SOC 432: Sociology of Aging Adjunct Instructor, (2005). School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS. Course taught:  FSHS 700: Alternative Interventions/Animal Assisted Therapy Rehabilitation Staff Member, (2002-2004). Council Grove Health Care Center, Council Grove, KS. Adjunct Instructor, (2003). School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Course taught:  FSHS 510: Human Development and Aging Life Enhancement Specialist, (2001-2003). Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, Manhattan, KS. Instructor, (2001-2003). Weight Watchers International, Manhattan, KS. Graduate Research Assistant, (2002). Adult Development and Aging, K-State Research and Extension. School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Public Relations Coordinator/Director of the Assistive Technology and Resource Center, (1999-2001). TARC, Topeka, KS. Director of Rehabilitation/Corporate Therapeutic Recreation Consultant, (1993-1998). Beverly Enterprises, Fort Smith, AR (KS). Director of Social Services/Activities, (1991-1993). Putnam Memorial Nursing Home, Palatka, FL. Assistant Academic Dean/Assistant Director of High School Admissions/Instructor, (1990-1991). Phillips Junior College, Daytona Beach, FL. Courses taught:  Public Speaking  Time Management Sellers, D.

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Outreach Coordinator and Case Manager, (1989-1990). Volusia County Council on Aging, Daytona Beach, FL.

Education Doctor of Philosophy, Kansas State University, (2004). Lifespan Human Development. Emphasis: Gerontology. Dissertation: “The Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on the Quality of Life of Elders with Dementia.” Scholarships:  Lucille E. Reitz Scholarship in Gerontology, (2004). $500  Lifespan Human Development Research Award, (2004). $500  School of Family Studies and Human Services Dissertation Award, (2004). $500  Bella Marie Baldwin Memorial Scholarship, (2002). $500  Marjorie J. & Richard L.D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship, (2002). $3000 Associate in Applied Sciences, Barton County Community College, (1996). Occupational Therapy Assistant. Scholarship:  Beverly Enterprises Education Aid Award, (1996). $6000 Master of Science in Recreational Studies, University of Florida, (1993). Emphasis: Therapeutic Recreation. Thesis: “Therapeutic Recreation in Florida Adult Day Care Centers.” Bachelor of Arts, the University of Florida, (1988). English.

Certifications Attained Care Assessor (State Assessment for Long Term Care), Kansas Department on Aging, (2001). Facility Dog Team, Canine Companions for Independence®, (2000). Occupational Therapy Assistant, (1997). National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, #1013212. Nursing Assistant, (1996). Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, (1993). National Council for Therapeutic Recreation, #23803.

Awards and Honors Visionary Leadership Recognition, (2015). Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Mu, Iowa Chapter, and North Central Region, for “Extension professionals whose significant accomplishments have resulted in leading Extension forward in new directions…” Nominated, Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership, (2015). Nominated, Emerging Administrator Award, (2014). Board on Human Sciences, Inc. Sellers, D.

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Faculty Extension Excellence Award, (2012). College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University, for the Assistive Technology Program, $2,500. Faculty Development Award, (2011). Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Kansas State University, for Educators, Aging, and Transformation: Implications for the Cooperative Extension Service in the United States of America, 14th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece, $1,000. Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho Chapter Travel Study Grant, (2011), for Educators, Aging, and Transformation: Implications for the Cooperative Extension Service in the United States of America, 14th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece, $250. Katey Walker Extension Development Fund Award, (2011). Kansas State University, College of Human Ecology, for Natural Disasters…What about the Animals? Fall 2011 Human-Animal Bond Conference, $200. Team Award, (2009). K-State Research and Extension, for the Adult Development & Aging Program Focus Team. Distinguished Team Award, (2009). Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho, Kansas Chapter, for the Adult Development & Aging Program Focus Team/K-State Research and Extension. Katey Walker Extension Development Fund Award, with Jane Mertz Garcia, (2008). Kansas State University, College of Human Ecology, for the Interactive Resource Directory for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, $375. Horizon Award, (2008). Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho, Kansas Chapter, for early career professionals showing noteworthy enthusiasm, performance and accomplishment. Big 12 Fellowship Program, (2008). Office of the Provost, Kansas State University, for Healthy Caregiving. $2,278. Elected as a Representative (2007) for the eXtension National Launch, Ag Outlook Forum, in Washington, D.C. in February 2008 by the eXtension National Family Caregiving Community of Practice. Faculty Travel Award, (2005), for the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University-Corvallis. Efficiency Departmental Award, (2004). National HealthCare Corp., KS/MO Region. Innovative Programming Departmental Award, (2004). National HealthCare Corp., KS/MO Region. Selected for the Canine Companions for Independence® national calendar as a facility team that best represents the philosophy and mission of the organization (2003).

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Community Awareness & Public Relations Award (2001). State of Kansas Chapter of the National Association for Retarded Citizens, for advocacy efforts. Voted one of Manhattan, Kansas’ most admired people by The Manhattan Mercury for representing the ideals of the community (2001).

Grants and Contracts Project Director. (2016-2018). Program enhancements for Dubuque County and Extension Region 11. Dubuque County Agricultural Extension District. $109,276. Project Director (2015-2019). Program enhancements for Black Hawk County Extension. Black Hawk County Agricultural Extension District. $67,775. Project Director. (2015-2018). Program enhancements for Extension Region 20. Henry County Agricultural Extension District. $167,453. Project Director. (2015-2017). Answerline services for the University of Minnesota Extension. University of Minnesota. $86,644. Project Director. (2015-2017). Answerline Services for South Dakota Extension clients. South Dakota State University. $32,749. Project Director. (2015-2016). Multi-county program enhancement for Families Extension in East Central Iowa. Johnson County Agricultural Extension District. $25,704. Project Director (2015-2016). Human Sciences in Humboldt County. Humboldt County Agricultural District. $4,800. Project Director (2015-2016). Leadership for Wayne County Growing Strong Families. Wayne County Agricultural District. $5,044. Principal Investigator, IA (2014-2019). West Virginia University and Iowa State University sustainable community project (CYFAR). U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. $659,145 (IA). Project Director (2014-2015). Leadership for Wayne County Growing Strong Families. Wayne County Agricultural District. $4,723. Project Director. (2014-2015). Program enhancements for Extension Region 20. Henry County Agricultural Extension District. $92,870. Project Director. (2014-2015). Program enhancements for Dubuque County and Extension Region 11. Dubuque County Agricultural Extension District. $35,061. Project Director. (2014-2015). Multi-county program enhancement for Families Extension in East Central Iowa. Johnson County Agricultural Extension District. $24,356. Sellers, D.

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Project Director. (2013-2015). Answerline services for the University of Minnesota Extension. University of Minnesota. $83,000. Project Director. (2013-2015). Answerline services for South Dakota Extension clients. South Dakota State University. $32,108. Project Director. (2013-2014). Leadership for Wayne County Growing Strong Families. Wayne County Agricultural District. $4,587. Project Director. (2013-2014). Program enhancements for Extension Region 20. Henry County Agricultural Extension District. $90,394. Project Director. (2013-2014). Program enhancements for Dubuque County and Extension Region 11. Dubuque County Agricultural Extension District. $34,375. Project Director. (2013-2014). Multi-county program enhancement for Families Extension in East Central Iowa. Johnson County Agricultural Extension District. $25,704. Administrator (2013-2014). The Extension connection: Advancing dementia care for rural and Hispanic populations. University of Iowa. $50,615. Co-Principal Investigator with J. Kahl (2013). Kansans optimizing health. Kansas Department of Health and Environment. $25,000. Principal Investigator (2011-2012). Kansans optimizing health. Kansas Department of Health and Environment. $38,824. Principal Investigator (2011). Natural disasters…What about the animals? Fall 2011 human-animal bond conference. eXtension Family Caregiving for Aging and Disabled Adults Community of Practice. $585. Principal Investigator (2011). Natural disasters…What about the animals? Fall 2011 human-animal bond conference. eXtension Companion Animals Community of Practice. $200. Co-Principal Investigator with S.D. Kirby (2011). The LiveAbility house research project. eXtension Family Caregiving for Aging and Disabled Adults Community of Practice. $500. Co-Principal Investigator with A.B. Crocker & S.D. Kirby (2010). SageStories. eXtension Family Caregiving for Aging and Disabled Adults Community of Practice. $1500. Co-Principal Investigator with J.M. Garcia (2010). Traumatic brain injury: Promoting public knowledge. U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program. $142,830.

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Co-Principal Investigator with J.M. Garcia (2010). TBIoptions: Community resources for traumatic brain injury. Kansas Social and Rehabilitative Services, Disability and Behavioral Health. $24,834. Principal Investigator (2010-2011). Kansans optimizing health. Kansas Department of Health and Environment. $34,435 Principal Investigator (2010). Kansans optimizing health. Kansas Department of Health and Environment. $17,000. Co-Principal Investigator with J.M. Garcia (2009). TBIoptions: Community resources for traumatic brain injury. Kansas Social and Rehabilitative Services, Disability and Behavioral Health. $57,384. Principal Investigator (2009). Kansans optimizing health. Kansas Department of Health and Environment. $22,329. Chair and Subject Matter Expert in Adult Development and Aging (2009). Family caregiving leadership funds, 2009-2010. eXtension Family Caregiving for Aging and Disabled Adults Community of Practice. $23,500. Principal Investigator (2009). eXtension family caregiving: Mastery of aging well. Oregon State University. $10,000. Investigator and Subject Matter Expert in Adult Development and Aging (2008). Family caregiving and health. eXtension Family Caregiving for Aging and Disabled Adults Community of Practice. $4,892. Principal Investigator (2008). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology. Kansas Department of Health and Environment. $4,000. Principal Investigator (2008). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology. The Arthritis Foundation, Kansas Chapter. $1,750. Principal Investigator (2008). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology. Assistive Technology for Kansans Project. $1,000. Investigator and Subject Matter Expert in Adult Development and Aging (2007). Family caregiving and health. eXtension Family Caregiving for Aging and Disabled Adults Community of Practice. $4,371. Principal Investigator (2007). SageAdvice: Understanding ageism. University Small Research Grant program, Kansas State University. $3,500. Principal Investigator (2007). SageAdvice: Understanding ageism. Center on Aging, Kansas State University. $1,600. Principal Investigator (2007). SageAdvice: Understanding ageism. College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University, matching grant. $500.

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Principal Investigator (2007). SageAdvice: Examination of ageism in an alternative culture. School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University. $1,000. Principal Investigator (2007). SageAdvice: Examination of ageism in an alternative culture. College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University, matching grant. $500. Principal Investigator (2003). Celebrating hearts across time. The Kansas Health Foundation and PATH, Kansas State University, $1,374. Awardee, (2001). Animal assisted therapy for people with developmental disabilities. Anonymous sponsor, $1,500.

Refereed Publications Garcia, J., Sellers, D., Hilgendorf, A., & Burnett, D. (2013). Evaluation of a health education program about traumatic brain injury. Health Education Journal, 72(6). doi: 10.1177/0017896913510512. Sellers, D. & Markham, M. (2012). Raising awareness of assistive technology in older adults through a community-based, Cooperative Extension program. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 33(3), 287-301. Sellers, D. & Garcia, J. (2012). Traumatic brain injury: Exploring the role of Cooperative Extension in Kansas communities. Journal of Extension [On-line], 50(2). Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2012april/iw4.php Kirby, S. & Sellers, D. (Invited book chapter). (2011). The LiveAbility House: A collaborative adventure in discovery learning. In S. Hai-Jew (Ed.), Constructing Self-Discovery Learning Spaces Online: Scaffolding and Decision Making Technologies, (25-48). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Kirby, S. & Sellers, D. (2010). The LiveAbility House: Real-life application in a virtual reality. In K. B. Anacker (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Housing Education and Research Association [On-line], 158-167. Available at http://housingeducators.org/MEMAREA/HERAMEMpastpapers.shtml Sellers, D., Bolender, B., & Crocker, A. (2010). Beliefs about aging: Implications for future educational programming. Educational Gerontology, 36(10-11), 1022-1042. (Special Issue: Worldwide Educational Gerontology). Sellers, D. (2009). So, how old is too old: A forced reflection on the meaning of old age. Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts, 3(2), 140-143. Sellers, D. (2009). The global practitioner. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging (medical journal of the American Geriatrics Society), 17(2), 31-32. Sellers, D., Crocker, A., Nichols, A., Kirby, S., & Brintnall-Peterson, M. (2009). Creating the eXtension family caregiving community of practice. Journal of Extension [On-line], 47(5). Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2009october/a1.php Sellers, D.

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Sellers, D. (2008). Building Extension’s capacity through knowledge of global aging issues. Journal of Extension [On-line], 46(1). Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2008february/comm1.shtml Sellers, D. (2008). Together. Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts, 2(1), 48-49. Sellers, D., & Milton, M. (2007). The effects of a grandfather’s disease process and death on the formation of personal identity in a granddaughter. Journal of Aging Studies, 21(3), 229-238. Sellers, D. (2006). The evaluation of an animal assisted therapy intervention with elders with dementia in long-term care. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 30(1), 61-77. (Selected by Routledge to represent this journal for the 2010 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting).

Refereed Conference Presentations Garcia, J., Sellers, D., Hilgendorf, A., & Burnett, D. (November, 2013). TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge about Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster session at the 2013 American Speech-LanguageHearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. Sellers, D. & Garcia, J. (2013). Traumatic Brain Injury: Bridging Gaps in Knowledge through Expansion into a New Area of Educational Programming. Poster session at Galaxy IV - Bridging the Centuries: A New Era for Extension, Pittsburgh, PA. Garcia, J. M., & Sellers, D. (2013). Online Resources to Enhance the Health and Well-Being of People who Experience Traumatic Brain Injury. Seminar presented at the Annual Convention of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Topeka, KS. Sellers, D., Markham, M., & Crouch, C. (2013). Fashion an Easier Lifestyle with Assistive Technology: A Cooperative Extension Program. 2013 Conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL. Crocker, A., Sellers, D., Behnke, A., & Fondren, A. (2012). Silos Aren’t Just on Farms… Unifying Outreach Efforts to Benefit America’s Families. SPUR ON the Evolution of Extension, Oklahoma City, OK. Sellers, D., Crocker, A., Kirby, S., & Lambur, M. (2012). Educators, aging, and transformation: Implications for the Cooperative Extension Service in the United States of America. 14th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece. Garcia, J. M., & Sellers, D. (2011). Impacting knowledge and perceptions about traumatic brain injury within Cooperative Extension. 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, CA. Sellers, D., Crocker, A., Bailey, S., & Nichols, A. (2011). Engaging in the eXtension family caregiving community of practice. 2011 National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Session, Albuquerque, NM.

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Sellers, D., Kirby, S., & Phillips, L. (2010). The LiveAbility House: Exploring an immersive environment. eXtension National Conference, Austin, TX. Gibson, J., Crocker, A., & Sellers, D. (2009). eXtension family caregiving. Extension Human Sciences Network Conference, New Orleans, LA. Sellers, D. (2009). [Invited video presentation]. Empowering Cooperative Extension system employees (The Scholarship of eXtension); included in: eXtension strategic roadmap and more, by Henning, J., Hinton, K., Cotton, D., and Schuchardt, J. National Extension Directors/Administrators Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Brintnall-Peterson, M., Crocker, A., Kirby, S., & Sellers, D. (2008). The experience of content groups within a community of practice. 2008 National Community of Practice Conference, Louisville, KY. Brintnall-Peterson, M., Crocker, A., & Sellers, D. (2008). eXtension: State-specific demographic fact sheets on family caregiving. 2008 Ag Outlook Forum, Washington, DC. Golden, R., Cutler, S., Factor, A., Powers, M., Ross, N, Levy, V., & Sellers, D. (2008). [Invited]. Aging in China: What America can learn. 2008 Conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging, Washington, D.C. Milliken, J.B., Bourne, J.R., Cotton, D., Sellers, D., & Wallace, C. (2008). [Invited discussant]. ELearning: The changing face of education. Plenary session, The 2008 Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), Chicago, IL. Sellers, D. (2008). Intentional harmony: Managing work and your partner. Governor’s Conference on Aging Services, Topeka, KS. Sellers, D., Bane, S., Nichols, A., Thomason, D., & Weber, D. (2008). Caregiving is everyone’s business. Galaxy III, Indianapolis, IN. Higgins, M. H. & Sellers, D. (2007). Nutrition for older adults: Ideas for effective education. Workshop at the 2007 Priester National Health Conference, Kansas City, MO. Sellers, D. (2007). [Invited keynote]. Aging: Why bother? Annual Cascades Gerontology Conference, Bend, OR. Sellers, D. (2007). A piece of the global puzzle: Aging in China. Poster session at the National Extension Family Life Specialists Conference, Atlanta, GA. Sellers, D. (2007). [Invited]. COMMUNITY: Beijing. Annual Cascades Gerontology Conference, Bend, OR. Sellers, D. (2005). Animal-assisted therapy and elders with dementia. Poster session at the National Recreation and Parks Association Congress and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

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Sellers, D. (2005). [Invited]. The effects of animal assisted therapy on the quality of life of elders with dementia. Workshop at the Oregon State University Annual Conference in Gerontology, Corvallis, OR. Sellers, D. (2005). Evidence-based practice: Animal-assisted therapy. Poster session at the 13th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Conference, Chicago, IL. Kelley, S., Finneran, L., Rivers, A. S., Sellers, D., & Wenckus, W. (2002). Broadening our horizons with animal assisted therapy: A rainbow of experiences. Member of symposium at the National Association for Drama Therapy 23rd Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Sellers, D. (2001). Canine companions and people: A partnership for life. Workshop at the 6th Annual International Therapeutic Recreation Symposium, Tampa, FL. Sellers, D. (2001). Facility dogs in the special education classroom. Workshop at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo, Kansas City, MO.

Engaged Scholarship and Creative Activity Original Projects Wellness and Wellbeing: What about Me? (Pilot Phase: fall 2015-summer 2016). Sellers, D., Gatewood, J., Baumgartner, C., Best, J., Cooper, K., Griesdorn, T., Santiago, A., & Zalenski, P. A holistic approach to wellness and wellbeing for adults of all ages, with an emphasis on personal application. Seven consecutive sessions. TBIoptions: Advancing Your Professional Knowledge Garcia, J. & Sellers, D. (2014). https://ksuconferences.com/noncredit-programs. Offered as an online course covering introductory level content about traumatic brain injury (TBI) for two hours of continuing education credit. TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge Sellers, D. & Garcia, J. (2012). http://TBIoptions.ksu.edu/Knowledge. Designed to increase the public’s knowledge of traumatic brain injury and the importance of community in enhancing the health of survivors and family members. State and online educational programs created. TBIoptions: Connecting to Resources Sellers, D. & Garcia, J. (2008). http://TBIoptions.ksu.edu. Created to link survivors of traumatic brain injury and their family members to potentially helpful agencies and services within their local communities and to foster community inclusion. Highlighted (sidebar) in An Informal Report to the Kansas Legislature, 2011. SageStories Sellers, D. & Crocker, A. (2010). The healthy caregiver: SageStories. http://www.aging.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=187. An experimental, online, digital narrative curriculum focusing on caregiving issues, including assistive technology.

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The Healthy Caregiver Sellers, D. & Crocker, A. (2010). http://www.aging.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=185. An interactive decision tool created to link caregivers with resources to maintain or improve personal health and well-being. The LiveAbility House Sellers, D. & Kirby, S. (2009). The LiveAbility house/virtual reality learning experience. Second Life®, [On-line]. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Morrill/31/204/24. Sellers, D. & Kirby, S. (2009). The LiveAbility house/interactive learning lesson. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/The_LiveAbility_House. A virtual demonstration home created to integrate knowledge of assistive technology and universal design. Featured in Ordinary Women Extraordinary Service to Family, Community, and North Carolina, A Special Project of the North Carolina Family and Consumer Sciences Foundation and the North Carolina Extension and Community Association Foundation (pp. 206 & 209). Fashion an Easier Lifestyle with Assistive Technology Sellers, D. (2008). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology state program. http://www.aging.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=87. Sellers, D. (2009). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology online learning. http://www.aging.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=175. Sellers, D. (2009). Easing life tasks with assistive technology/interactive learning lesson. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/Easing_Life_Tasks_with_Assistive_Technology. Designed to help participants gain knowledge of different assistive technology devices, find out how to purchase assistive technology, and discover how assistive technology can help fashion an easier lifestyle. Adopted by University of Hawaii Manoa Cooperative Extension, Maui. Adapted and Adopted Projects Master of Memory (adapted) Crocker, A.B. (2013). http://www.aging.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=202. A 6-week program from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on memory and learning, memory strategies, nutrition, medications, medical conditions, and exercise for the body and mind. Powerful Tools for Caregivers (adopted) Legacy Caregiver Services. (2013). http://www.aging.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=201. A 6-week program from Legacy Caregiver Services addressing different caregiving situations through exercises and activities. Falling Less in Kansas (adopted) Radebaugh, T., et al. (2012-2013). http://www.aging.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=200. A collaborative research effort among Wichita State University and several partners, for people who want to learn how to reduce the chances of falling. Wichita State University partnered with K-State Research and Extension to support the dissemination of the program in Kansas. Sellers, D.

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Legally Secure Your Financial Future (adapted) Bischoff, M., et al. (2008-2013; revised 2011). http://www.aging.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=78. A national template program aimed at generating personal action to communicate and prepare necessary documents to support desires for advance directives, dependent children, and assets. Kansans Optimizing Health (adopted) Lorig, K., et al. (2008-2013). http://www.aging.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=95. An evidencebased program developed at Stanford University for people with arthritis, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, asthma and other chronic diseases. In partnership with Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This program was highlighted (sidebar) in An Informal Report to the Kansas Legislature, 2010 and 2011. Intentional Harmony: Managing Work and Life (adopted) Wiley, A. (Current for KS in 2007-2012; discontinued). http://www.aging.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=77. A University of Illinois Research & Extension program designed to help employed individuals create harmony in their work and personal life. Publications Sellers, D. M. & Garcia, J. (2012). TBIoptions: Promoting knowledge.  Promoting knowledge about traumatic brain injury (TBI). eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/65022/promoting-knowledge-about-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi  Fact Sheet. MF3041: Create a supportive community for people who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Fact Sheet. MF3042: Create positive differences for people who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Fact Sheet. MF3043: Create change through knowledge about traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Form. My plan for making a difference.  Form. Community resource data.  Leader’s Guide.  1-Panel Poster (three versions). Sellers, D., Crocker, A., & Dittman, E. (2011). Healthy caregiving. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/55555/healthy-caregiving Sellers, D. (May, 2010). May is older Americans month. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/May_is_Older_Americans_Month Sellers, D. & Garcia, J. (2010). TBIoptions: Connecting survivors and families to community resources.  Fact Sheet. MF2935: Making a difference in people’s lives.  Postcard. MF2936: Making a difference in people’s lives.  3-Panel Poster.

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Sellers, D. & Kahl, J. (2010). Kansans optimizing health.  Fact Sheet. MF2896: Kansans optimizing health.  Postcard. MF2897: Kansans optimizing health.  3-Panel Poster. Sellers, D. (2009. Revised 2011). Easing life tasks with assistive technology. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/Easing_Life_Tasks_with_Assistive_Technology Sellers, D. & Bane, S. (2009. Revised 2011). Entering into pet ownership. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/Entering_Into_Pet_Ownership Sellers, D. (2008). Neighbors needing help. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/Neighbors_Needing_Help Sellers, D. (2008). Postcard. MF-33: We know families (aging). Sellers, D., & Dittman, E [student]. (2008). Advance directives in Kansas.  Fact Sheet. MF2815: Advance directives in Kansas. Revised 2012.  Fact Sheet. MF2816: Durable power of attorney for health care in Kansas. Revised 2012.  Fact Sheet. MF2817: Living wills in Kansas. Revised 2012.  Fact Sheet. MF2818: Do not resuscitate directives in Kansas. Discontinued 2012.  Postcard. MF2819: Plan your future. Discontinued 2012.  3-Panel Poster. MF2820P: Plan your future. Revised 2012.  1-Panel Poster. MF2846P: Advance directives for health care in Kansas. Discontinued 2012. Sellers, D., & Dittman, E [student]. (2008). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology.  Fact Sheet. MF2837: Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology.  Leader’s Guide. MF2838: Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology.  Postcard. MF2839: Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology.  3-Panel Poster. MF2840: Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology. Sellers, D., Garcia, J. & Dittman, E [student]. (2008. Revised 2011). Understanding aphasia. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/Understanding+Aphasia Sellers, D. (2007. Revised 2011). Assistive technology and adaptive equipment. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/Assistive+Technology+and+Adaptive+Equipment Sellers, D. (2007. Discontinued 2011). eXtension family caregiving.  Fact Sheet. MF2808: eXtension family caregiving. Adopted by Iowa State University Extension.  3-Panel Poster. MF2808P: eXtension family caregiving. Adopted by Iowa State University Extension. Sellers, D. (2007. Revised 2011). Health and family caregiving. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/Health_and_Family_Caregiving

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Sellers, D. (2007. Revised 2011). Health benefits of pets. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/Health+Benefits+of+Pets Sellers, D. (2007. Discontinued 2011). Info on the Go.  MF2792: Caregiver grandparents.  MF2790: Falls prevention.  MF2789: Older adult services.  MF2791: Parkinson disease. Sellers, D. & Crocker, A.B. (2007). Medical professionals explained. eXtension, [On-line]. http://www.extension.org/pages/Medical+Professionals+Explained Sellers, D. (2003). Message from a graduate. New Beginnings: Canine Companions for Independence® North Central Region Newsletter. Sellers, D. (2002). Alzheimer’s Association viewpoint: Dementia screening tests. Hand in Hand: New Perspectives for the Elderly and Caregivers K-State Research and Extension Adult Development and Aging Newsletter. Sellers, D. (2000). Some facts about mental retardation and developmental disabilities; TARC’s journey through the decades; TARC enters new millennium with major initiatives. TARC, Inc. Annual Report. Presentations (By invitation unless noted) Sellers, D. (2015). What’s Happening in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach? Family and Consumer Sciences Home and Community Spring Meeting, Ames, IA. Sellers, D. (2013). How K-State Research and Extension Can Help Your Clients and Families. Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, State Webinar. Sellers, D. (2013). TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge.  eXtension, in partnership with The Wounded Warrior Program, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, National Webinar.  Beyond Rehab: Succeeding at Life. A Conference on Brain Injury, Overland Park, KS.  PATH Program Meeting, Ottawa, KS.  Community Forum, Paola, KS.  Community Forum, Troy, KS.  Community Forum, Atchison, KS.  Community Forum, Salina, KS.  Community Forum, Hutchinson, KS. Sellers, D. (2013). How K-State Research and Extension Can Help You, Your Clients, and Families. The Older Kansans Information and Referral Services Association, Salina, KS. Sellers, D. (2012). Assistance dogs in the community. Four and Score Club, Council Grove, KS. Sellers, D.

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Sellers, D. (2012). The Lions’ project for Canine Companions for Independence®. Wilsey Lions’ Club, Wilsey, KS. Sellers, D. (2012). Traumatic brain injury: Promoting knowledge. Vernon College and the Area Agency on Aging at North Texas Conference, Wichita Falls, TX. Sellers, D. (2012). Canine Companions for Independence®: Help is a four-legged word™. 4-H State Dog Conference, Junction City, KS. Sellers, D. (2012). Canine Companions for Independence®: Help is a four-legged word™. Assistive Technology for Kansans Expo, Wichita, KS. Sellers, D. (2012). The human-animal bond. Guest video, BIOL 697, CS 890 and DMP 895: Introduction to OneHealth, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2012). Canine companions and military service members: The human-animal bond at work. Grand Rounds, Behavioral Health Clinic, Irwin Army Hospital, Fort Riley, KS. Sellers, D. (2012). Advancing public knowledge of traumatic brain injury: Creating change in Kansas. Teaching, Learning, & Technology Showcase 2012, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2012). Advance directives for health care. Estate Planning Workshop, Hutchinson, KS. Sellers, D. (2012). Animal assisted therapy: A personal perspective. PSYCH 599: Introduction to Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2012). Cold noses + warm hearts = transformed lives. Muttfest, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2011). (Volunteered). Animal assisted therapy: A personal perspective. Virtual presentation in Second Life®. Sellers, D. (2011). Animal assisted therapy: A personal perspective. PSYCH 599: Introduction to Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2011). (Internally peer-reviewed). “Begin with the end in mind” takes on new meaning. K-State Research and Extension Annual Conference, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2011). The human-animal bond. Lecture Series at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, Sponsored by the Center on Aging at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2011). Triple dynamite: Age, attitude and adaptability. (Keynote). Aging with Attitude Regional Expo, Chanute, KS. Sellers, D. (2011). The life and times of Jeb, the facility dog. The Human-Animal Bond Fair, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University Open House, Manhattan, KS.

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Sellers, D. (2011). The LiveAbility house: Virtual environment; Real world application. Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase 2011, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2011). Assistance dogs and people with disabilities. Manhattan Sertoma Club & Manhattan Kiwanis Club, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2011). The three P’s. K-State Research and Extension Agent Orientation, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2010). Assistance dogs and people with disabilities. Manhattan Lions Club, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2010). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology. 2010 United Associations Conference, Wichita, KS; also Actively Aging Conferences, Hugoton & Scott City, KS. Sellers, D. (2010). K-State for all! Canine Companions for Independence®, Overland Park, KS. Sellers, D. (2010). TBIoptions: Connecting survivors and families to community resources. Life after Brain Injury: A Seminar for Survivors and Families, Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, Wichita & Overland Park, KS. Sellers, D. (2010). The LiveAbility house. eXtension Virtual State Fair: A Cooperative Extension Sampler, in Second Life®. Sellers, D. (2010). The three P’s. K-State Research and Extension Agent Orientation, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D., Kahl, J., & Taylor, S. (2010). K-State Research and Extension can help your clients and their families. Kansas Occupational Therapy Association, Manhattan, KS. Jackson, S. & Sellers, D. (2009). Intentional harmony: Managing work and life. 2009 United Associations Conference, Wichita, KS. Sellers, D. (2009). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology, K-State Research and Extension Community Meetings, Pratt & Kingman, KS; also Northeast Area Office Professional Training, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2009). Second Life® and Cooperative Extension. College of Human Ecology Spring 2009 Faculty Forum, Second Life® Users’ Meeting, and Instructional Design and Technology Roundtable, Manhattan KS. Sellers, D. (2009). Therapeutic effects of the human-animal bond. K-State Research and Extension Wellness Luncheon, College of Agriculture, Information and Educational Technology, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. & Crocker, A. (2009). Tour of eXtension family caregiving. University of WisconsinExtension Aging in Our Communities In-service, Stephens Point, WI. Sellers, D. (2009). The three P’s. K-State Research and Extension Agent Orientation, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2008). Animal-assisted therapy. Full Circle Conference on Aging, Oakley, KS. Sellers, D.

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Sellers, D. (2008). Careers in aging. Careers in Aging Series Sponsored by the KSU Center on Aging, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2008). Falls prevention.  Community Meeting, Concordia, KS.  Wellness Council, Clay Center, KS.  Russell Senior Center, Russell, KS.  Lincoln Senior Center, Lincoln, KS.  Mankato Community Center, Jewell, KS. Sellers, D. (2008). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology. Northwest Kansas Stroke and Neurological Support Group, Hays, KS. Sellers, D. (2008). Fashion an easier lifestyle with assistive technology, FCS August Agent Update, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2008). Intentional harmony: Managing work and your partner. K-State Research and Extension Luncheon Community Meeting, Marysville, KS. Sellers, D. (2008). Kansas Cooperative Extension: A resource for you. Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2008). The future of Extension: Interactive media & immersive environments. K-State Research and Extension Program Enhancement Conferences, Northeast Area, Manhattan, KS & Southeast Area, Wichita, KS. Sellers, D. (2008). The three P’s. K-State Research and Extension Agent Orientation, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2007). Aging in China. On-line guest lecture, GERON 620: Global Perspectives on Elder Care, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2007). Are you in or are you out: The challenge to design and utilize a statewide educational program to address aging issues. The Joint Kansas & Iowa Occupational Therapy Associations State Spring Conference, Overland Park, KS. Sellers, D. (2007). Falls prevention.  Full Circle Conference on Aging, WaKeeney, KS.  PATH (Personal Actions to Health), Pittsburg, KS.  Coffey County Annual Elderfest, Burlington, KS.  11th Annual Senior University of Pottawatomie County, Westmoreland, KS. Sellers, D. (2007). People with disabilities and service dogs. ID651: Design for Supportive Environments, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2007). The science and practice of animal-assisted activity with the elderly. United Associations Conference, Wichita, KS. Sellers, D.

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Sellers, D. (2006). Defining the baby boom generation. Sisters Community Action Team, Sisters, OR. Sellers. D. (2006). Lavatories and rocking chairs: Working with people with dementia-related behaviors.  Evergreen In-Home Services, Bend, OR.  Central Oregon Home Care & Hospice, Bend, OR. Sellers, D. (2004). Animal assisted therapy in long term care. Council Grove Business Expo, Council Grove, KS. Sellers, D. (2004; two semesters). Environmental barriers for people with service dogs. ID651: Design for Supportive Needs, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2004). The effects of animal-assisted therapy on quality of life of elders with dementia: Research in progress. Galichia Center on Aging, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2004). The study of gerontology in the state of Oregon. Senior Care Network, Bend, OR. Sellers, D. (2004). Careers in the allied health fields. Boys and Girls Club, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2004). Service dogs. Council Grove High School, Council Grove, KS. Sellers, D. (2004). Service dogs. Dwight Elementary School, Dwight, KS. Sellers, D. & Strand, E. (2004). Putting the FUN in functional: Community reintegration. National HealthCare Corporation, Springfield, MO. Sellers, D. (2003; two semesters). Service dogs. ASI 303: History and Attitudes of Animal Use, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2003). Service dogs. American Association of Retired Persons & Manhattan Rotary Club, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2002). People with disabilities. Enterprise Elementary School, Enterprise, KS. Sellers, D. (2002). Canine Companions for Independence®. Lions Club, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2002). Animal assisted therapy and intergenerational programming. FSHS 510: Adult Development and Aging, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. & Kelley, S. (2002). The intergenerational creative arts project. Community Forum at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sellers, D. (2001). Canine Companions for Independence®. Optimist Club, Topeka, KS. Sellers, D. (2001). The art of public speaking. Community Forum at TARC, Inc., Topeka, KS.

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Sellers, D. (2001). Service dogs in the classroom. School District 501 Training for Teachers and Staff, Topeka, KS. Sellers, D. (2000). Fun with dogs. Bright Circle Preschool, Topeka, KS. Sellers, D. (2000). Therapy dogs and people with developmental disabilities. Training for Foster Grandparents, Topeka, KS. Sellers, D. (2000). Many paths, one journey: Training in diversity. Community Forum at TARC, Inc., Topeka, KS. Sellers, D., McDonald, C., McDonald, L., Frye, S., Davenport, C., Lira, R., & Redeker, C. (1999). City of Topeka/TARC assistive technology grant project. The Assistive Technology Conference 1999, Topeka, KS. Sellers, D. & Dunaway, L. (1999). Disability awareness. Topeka Parks and Recreation Training for Staff, Topeka, KS. Supported in part through funds provided by the city of Topeka. Sellers, D. & Dunaway, L. (1998). Programming for young adults. Kansas Activity Directors Annual State Conference, Emporia, KS. Sellers, D. (1997). The older adult. REC 369: Intervention in Therapeutic Recreation, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. Sellers, D. (1997). Group programming for adults with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Kansas Activity Directors Annual State Conference, Emporia, KS. Sellers, D. (1996). Recreation programming in long term care. Training for Planned Health Services, Topeka, KS. Sellers, D. (1991). Arts and crafts/The great American teach-in. E.H. Miller School, Palatka, FL. Newsletters Community Chat, a weekly resource for ISUEO faculty and staff with an interest in Human Sciences (2013-present). Family Studies and Human Services Update, a periodic on-line resource (2009-2011). (Replaced Age Buzz in 2009).  eXtension.  Healthy caregiving.  May is older Americans month.  Traumatic brain injury: An emerging older adult issue. Age Buzz, a periodic on-line resource (2006-2009).  Adult learning (Adopted for use by The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, Chicago, IL). Sellers, D.

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 Advance directives in Kansas.  Aging and animal-assisted therapy.  Let’s talk about Parkinson’s disease.  SageAdvice: What it is and how it works for you.  What’s up on campus?  Why care about global aging. Sellers, D., Garcia, J., & Dittman, E. [student].  Appreciating aphasia.  Detangling dysarthria. Sellers, D. & Regan, K. [student].  Answers on assistive technology. James, B. [student] & Sellers, D.  Caregiver grandparents. Rarick, T. [student] & Sellers, D.  Preparing elder-friendly materials. Media Topics Sellers, D.  Adult learning.  Assistive technology makes life easier.  Beyond cake and ice cream: Myths about aging.  Dogs: A person’s best therapy.  eXtension family caregiving.  Family caregiving.  Family checkup.  Forget whistling -- This professor walks while working.  Global aging.  Intentional harmony: Managing work & life.  K-State to host assistance, guide dog exhibition.  Negativity surrounding aging.  Northwest Kansas conference to focus on healthy aging (featured keynote speaker).  Preventing falls in the elderly.  Services available to older adults.  TBIoptions: Promoting Knowledge.  The baby boomer generation.  What can we learn from China? Sellers, D. & Anderson, J.  K-State for all! Sellers, D. & Doll, G.  K-State working to minimize generational differences. Sellers, D. & Garcia, J.  Collaboration yields support network. Sellers, D., Garcia, J., & Deegan, M.  TBIoptions: Identifying local resources. Sellers, D.

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Sellers, D. & Pihl, N.  Caregiving. Sellers, D. & Robbens, S.  Advance health care directives. Sellers, D., Vader, P., & Charles, L.  Canine companions for independence® Elmore, R., Sellers, D., & Payne, P.  Pets, natural disasters to be subject of free K-State seminar. Olsen, C., Johannes, E. & Sellers, D.  Holiday or not: Take time to enjoy family. Olsen, C. & Sellers, D.  Don’t let relationships gather dust. Winters, C. & Sellers, D.  Kansans optimizing health. Media Outlets Books Dreamers Don’t Quit by N. Cobos Love Heels by P. Dibsie Therapy Pets: The Animal-Human Healing Partnership by J. Crawford & K. Pomerinke Other Print Materials AARP: The Magazine Colby Free Press Council Grove Republican Grass & Grain Holton Recorder Kansas City Star K-Statement K-Stater Lindsborg News-Record Manhattan Mercury Pratt Tribune The Collegian Topeka Capital-Journal Internet abc27.com baretnews.com cjonline.com cnbc.com dnaiindia.com doctorozwebsite.net infozine.com kansascitypost.com medindia.net Sellers, D.

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newswise.com prnewswire.com sayCampusLife.com sunherald.com wkow.com Television/Radio Channel 7 (Hays, KS) Channel 21 (Bend, OR) Channel 13 (Topeka, KS) Channel 49 (Topeka, KS) KAIR (Atchison, KS) KHCA (Manhattan, KS) WRMY (Sarasota, FL)

Service Professional Invited member, Iowa Family Impact Seminar (IFIS) Advisory Committee (2014-present). Member, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho Chapter, Kansas State University, (2006-2013); Member, Alpha Mu Chapter, Iowa State University (2013-present).  Membership Chair, Alpha Mu Chapter, (2014-2015).  Elected Secretary, Alpha Rho Chapter, (2010-2012). Member, eXtension Family Caregiving Community of Practice (2008-2014).  Executive steering committee member (2011-2012).  Peer reviewer (2006-2014).  Past national chair (2010).  Elected national chair (2009).  Executive committee member (2008).  National committee on scholarship member (2008).  Health content committee chairman (2006-2008). Invited reviewer, United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Small Business Innovation Research Program, Rural & Community Development (2009-2010). Invited reviewer, Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts (2009). Reviewer, American Society on Aging, Aging in America Annual Conference (2009). Committee member, Priester National Extension Health Conference (2006-2007). Committee member, National Extension Family Life Specialists Conference (2007 & 2009). Sellers, D.

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Member, AARP, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, American Society on Aging, Association for Gravestone Studies, Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, Gerontological Society of America, National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, and Pet Partners. University Nominated and appointed, Iowa State University Strategic Planning Sub-Committee, Economic Development and Service to Iowa, (2015). Elected member, Gerontology Advisory Board, Iowa State University, (2014-present); Membership Committee (2015-present). Member, Presidential Budget Advisory Committee, Iowa State University, (2013-2015). Member, Vice President of Research Search Committee, Iowa State University, (2013). Elected Faculty senator, Division of Cooperative Extension, Kansas State University, (2011-2013). Member, Academic Affairs Committee of Faculty Senate, Kansas State University, (2012). Member, University Library Committee, Kansas State University, (2012). Member, K-State for All (Disability Awareness) planning committee (2008-2012) and Coordinator, Assistance Dog Exhibition. Kansas State University, (2010 & 2011). Invited Member, New Faculty Institute Coordinator Search Committee, Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning, Kansas State University, (2008). College/Cooperative Extension Chair, Senior Director of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Search Committee, Iowa State University, (2014). Member, Human Resources Coordinator Search Committee, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University, (2014). Co-Chair, King and Moulton Pathways to College Initiative/ISU 4U Promise for Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University, (2013-present). Invited Member, Dementia and Personhood Conference Planning Committee, Center on Aging, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University, (2013). Tenure Mentor, Family Financial Planning Extension Specialist, School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, (2012-2013).

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Chair, Family Financial Planning Extension Specialist Search Committee, School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University, (2012). Invited Member, K-State 2025 Extension Committee, College of Agriculture/K-State Research and Extension, (2012). Invited Member, K-State 2025 Faculty and Staff Environment Committee, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University, (2012). Invited Member, Website Design Team, K-State Research and Extension, (2011-2012). Member, Academic Standards Committee, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University, (20082011). Co-chair, Program Focus Team in Adult Development and Aging, K-State Research and Extension, (2006-2009 & 2011-2013). Invited Member, Instructional Designer Search Committee, Department of Communications, K-State Research and Extension, (2008). Member, Planning Committee for the Family & Consumer Sciences Agent August Update, K-State Research and Extension, (2008). Faculty Advisor, Student Gerontology Association, Oregon State University-Cascades, (2004-2006). Student Doctoral Committee, Outside Chair  1 student. (2012). Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs. Doctoral Committee, Member  1 student. (2012-2013). Family Studies. Master’s Committee, Member 3 students. (2016-current). Human Development and Family Studies. Graduate Research Assistants  2 students. (Summer 2016).  1 student. (Spring 2016).  1 student. (Fall 2011-Fall 2012).  2 students. (Summer 2011- Fall 2011).  1 student. (Spring 2008 - Fall 2009).  1 student. (Fall 2006). Interns and Honors Students  1 student. (Fall 2011). Practicum for FSHS 981.  1 student. (Fall 2008). Honors Project. Sellers, D.

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1 student. (Fall 2007). Intern for FSHS 580. 1 student. (Fall 2006). Independent Project.

Student Workers  2 students. (Summer 2009).  3 students. (Spring 2008).  1 student. (Spring 2007). Community Volunteer, The Waterford at Ames Assisted Living, Ames, IA, (2013-2015). Canine Companions for Independence® Volunteer and Puppy Raiser, (2000-present). Member, Iowa Community Transformation Grant Advisory Committee, Iowa Department of Public Health, (2013-2014). Invited Member, Chronic Disease Content Expert Group, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, (2012). Invited Member, State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board, Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services, (2010-2012). Invited Member, State Healthy Aging Policy Workgroup, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, (2010). Invited Member, State Arthritis Task Force, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, (20072010). Lions’ Club, Council Grove, KS, (2006-2009).  1st Vice-President, (2008-2009).  2nd Vice-President, (2007-2008). Invited Member, Advisory Committee, Riley County Seniors’ Service Center Senior University, Manhattan, KS, (2008). Volunteer, Council Grove Health Care Center, Council Grove, KS, (2006-2008 & 2010-2013). Board Member, Central Oregon Council on Aging, Bend, OR, (2005-2006). Advisory Board Member, Central Oregon Council on Aging, Bend, OR, (2004-2005). Committee Member, Central Oregon Annual Gerontology Conference, Bend, OR, (2004-2006). Volunteer, Awbrey House Assisted Living Facility, Bend, OR, (2004-2006).

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Volunteer, Big Lakes Developmental Center, Manhattan, KS, (2004). Participant, United Way Speaker Bureau, Topeka, KS, (2000-2001). Committee Member, Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, Palatka, FL, (1992).

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