Allison Nichols has been the Evaluation Specialist for West Virginia University Extension Service since November 2000 and is an Extension clinical professor. She provides training to Extension county faculty and specialists in evaluation techniques and strategies, coordinates the evaluation components of several grant-funded programs, and coordinates the submission of the annual report of accomplishments to the USDA. Allison is currently the awards chairperson of the Extension Education Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association and the northeast representative for Excellence in Extension. She serves as the evaluator on eXtension’s family caregiving resource area and is a member of the eXtension evaluation community of practice. She has received a national research award from the National Extension Family and Consumer Science Association for her evaluation efforts on “Germ City,” and has been a member of the National 4-H Camping Research Consortium since 2005.
Before joining Extension, she was the Evaluator/Researcher/Development Officer for Generations Together, an intergenerational studies program at the University of Pittsburgh and the program manager of the WVU Center on Aging, Research Unit where she coordinated training programs and research projects in gerontology and Alzheimer’s disease. She has published in the areas of program implementation, program evaluation, service-learning, gerontology, and intergenerational studies.
Allison holds a Bachelor of Science from Cairn University, a Master’s in Communications from Wheaton College, Illinois, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University.
Allison Nichols, Ed.D.
Extension Clinical Professor
Extension Specialist – Evaluation
814 Knapp Hall
Morgantown, WV 26506