Biographical information: Annie Jones, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Associate Director University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension March, 2015 Annie Jones is Associate Dean and Associate Director for the University of Wisconsin-Extension – Cooperative Extension, an organization that engages with people, organizations and communities throughout the state to respond to locally identified and prioritized educational needs. Cooperative Extension has a presence in all 72 counties of the state, in three tribal nations and on eight University of Wisconsin campuses. County-based faculty and educators work hand-in-hand with university specialists, community members, elected officials and other partners to create lasting impact and transformation on complex issues like: Building stronger economies Safeguarding resilient and productive environments Ensuring food safety, food security and health Developing thriving youth, families, organizations and communities Prior to serving as Associate Dean and Associate Director, Dr. Jones served Cooperative Extension as Special Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Directions and as Professor and Community Development Educator in Kenosha County. Dr. Jones earned her Ph.D. in Human and Organization Development from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA where she also earned an M.A. in Human Development. She earned an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from UW-Whitewater and her B.A. in Geography and Social Sciences from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.