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Education educator

Mary Kathleen Munson, American education educator. Certified secondary school teacher, Kansas. Recipient United States Department of Agriculture Service award, 1990.


Munson, Mary Kathleen was born on January 7, 1943 in Junction City, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Gaylord Russel and Josephine May (Grammer) Munson.


Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Kansas State University, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education, Kansas State University, 1978; Master of Science in Social Sciences, Emporia (Kansas) State University, 1968.


Graduate teaching assistant, Emporia State University, 1966-1967; teacher, Atchison (Kansas) Public Schools, 1967-1968; teacher, Topeka Public Schools, 1968-1969; 4-H youth leader, Iowa State University Extension, Ames, 1969-1976; graduate teaching assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1976-1978; extension specialist 4-H/youth, associate professor, University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, Urbana, since 1978; interim assistant director, University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, Urbana, 1991. Consultant USDA, Washington, 1987, Connecticut Cooperative Extension, Storrs, 1987, Missouri Cooperative Extension, Columbia, 1987, 88, Michigan Cooperative Extension, East Lansing, 1988. Expert consultant on rural youth programs and sustainable development Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations), Uganda, 1994-1995.

Interim assistant director 4-H/youth, 1991.


  • Certified secondary school teacher, Kansas.


  • Other Work

    • Author, editor (series) Leadership: Skills You Never Outgrow, 1986-1987, educational package. Co-author, design team Training Trainers to Teach, 1989, 4-H Focus on Character and Camp Clover Educational Packages.


Elder worship and music committee, chairman assistant treasurer Westminster Presbyterian Ch, First Presbyterian Church, 2003-2006. Chair Evangelism Fellowship Company, 2003-2006. Member American Association of University Women, International 4-H Youth Exchange Association United States of America (treasurer 1969-1970, board directors 1968-1970, vice president 2003-2006), National Association Adult and Continuing Education, National Association Extension 4-H Agents (Distinguished Service award 1981, chairman national conference evaluation 1984, guest editor News and Views 1988, 4-H Park committee since 1988, 25 Year award, 1995, American Spirit award, 1997, Excellence in Team Work award, 2001), Illinois Association Extension Advisers Youth(youth programs committee since 1979, professional improvement committee since 1989, Disting Service award 1981), IFYE (orientation committee since 1979), Epsilon Sigma Phi (banquet committee 1982, Outstanding Program award, State Mid Career award, National Mid Career Award 1989, international committee 1988-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, gardening, bicycling, knitting, history, genealogy.


Gaylord Russel Munson

Josephine May (Grammer) Munson