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Tanya Dvorak

Principal Extension Specialist


203 C. E. Barnhart Bldg. Lexington, KY 40546-0276



Ph.D., Agricultural Education, Focus: Leadership and Extension Education, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

M.S., Agricultural Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

B.S., Agricultural Services and Development, Focus: Extension and Industry, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

I develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum and host educational workshops and events for youth. My background is in agricultural education (vocational agriculture production – grades 8-12 – and generalist – grades 4-8 - teaching certification) and Extension as a former 4-H and Youth Development Agent and State Specialist. I have 14+ years of experience working in the realms of formal, nonformal and informal education. I am a member of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Leadership Team. My work focuses on providing educational materials with a STEM and biotechnology focus for high school agricultural education teachers, through a Louisiana and Kentucky collaborative National Science Foundation EPSCoR II, R-2 Project.


Research Interests:

STEM Education

Agricultural Education

Cooperative Extension Education