531 South College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Michelle S. Rodgers brought her visionary leadership to the University of Delaware (UD) in April 2012. As Associate Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension and Outreach she provides overall leadership for programs, personnel and the organizational development of UD Cooperative Extension.
She holds a B.S. degree in Home Economics Education from Indiana University of PA, and a Master’s degree in Rural Sociology and Ph.D. in Agricultural Education both from Penn State University. Scholarly interests include developing high performance teams, operational outreach partnerships, evaluation competencies, leadership and change theory, incorporation of technology as a delivery method, and strategies for building healthy communities.