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Mary Pilat

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Associate Professor – Extension Education
765.494.6871
765.496.1152
Agricultural Administration Building Room 225
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Dr. Pilat's field of expertise in Education and Human Development focuses on adolescent development within a community context. Her work centers around social justice issues faced by youth in today's society such as teenage pregnancy, juvenile justice, interpersonal violence prevention (i.e. CARe: Communities Against Rape Initiative), and substance abuse (i.e. SATURN) among others. Through a 100% extension and service appointment, Dr. Pilat seeks to: engage appropriate organization partners; tap new funding sources; create innovative programs; analyze and implement existing youth oriented programs; each under-served populations experiencing personal crisis and social stigma. These programs are being conducted nationally and internationally.

Committees:
School of Education, Education for Work and Committee
CARe: Communities Against Rape Initiative


Other:
Office of Women's Health Advisory Board; Indiana Advisory Committee for the Institute for Women's Policy Research Project; Indiana University School of Medicine Alcohol Research Center Advisory Panel for Evidence Based Educational Programs about Substance Abuse for Indiana Policy Makers, Indiana State Department of Health Block Grant Advisory Board and Mid-American Regional Public Health Leadership Institute.

Education:
MS, State University of New York at Oswsego, Education
CAS, State University of New York at Oswego, Instructional Admin & Curriculum
PhD, Vanderbilt University, Education & Human Development

Awards & Honors

(2008) College of Agriculture Millionaire's Club. Purdue University Colege of Agriculture.