Who, Me, an Author? Tips for Publishing Your Extension Work
Theresa Ferrari, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
The Ohio State University
SESSION DESCRIPTION: Publishing in journals provides an opportunity for Extension professionals to share their program, research, and teaching efforts with others and to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession. For many Extension professionals, however, the publication process can seem overwhelming and just the thought of it is enough to bring on writer’s block. An initial question often asked is: What can I write about? With time for writing at a premium, one of the keys is to work smarter by considering the publication potential presented by everyday Extension practice. This webinar will set participants up for success as authors by reviewing publication opportunities, the writing process, and how to overcome common mistakes.
PRESENTER BIO: Theresa Ferrari is an Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, at The Ohio State University. She has varied experience as an author, reviewer, and editor of scholarly publications. She represents NAE4-HA on the board of Extension Journal, Inc. and is the chair of the Editorial Committee, which has oversight for publishing the Journal of Extension. She served as co-editor of the Journal of Youth Development’s September 2018 special issue on Youth Health & Well-Being and is currently the Section Editor for Resource Reviews in that publication. As a thesis and dissertation advisor, she has successfully coached graduate students through the writing process.