Autumn Guin

Autumn Guin

MS Extension Associate Program Design & Evaluation 919-515-9152 Website

Areas of Expertise

  • Community program development
  • Mixed-methods formative, summative, and developmental evaluation
  • Youth and family development
  • Non-formal education
  • Youth and family technological literacy
  • Multicultural competence and inclusive practice


Autumn Guin received her M.S. in Community Psychology in 2005 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Educational Research and Policy Analysis Program at NC State University with a Specialization in Educational Evaluation.

Mrs. Guin began work with NC State and North Carolina Cooperative Extension in 2006 and now serves as the evaluation lead for the 4-H Curriculum Development Team at NC State University and the CYFAR SCP evaluator and technology specialist. She is a certified trainer for Ruby Payne’s Framework for Understanding Poverty, a program specifically designed to train educators to more effectively teach limited resource children. Mrs. Guin has more than 15 years of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation experience.

Programs and Initiatives

  • 4-H Very Important Parent Program (link)
  • 4-H ‘Microbiology: I am a Human Ecosystem’ Curriculum
  • 4-H BP Bioenergy Curriculum
  • 4-H Health Rocks! Program
  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty – Lifetime Certified Trainer

Selected Publications

  • Allen, K., El-Beshti, R., & Guin, A. (2014). An integrative Adlerian approach to creating a teen parenting program. Journal of Individual Psychology, 70(1), 6-20.
  • Guin, A. & Kirby, S. (2013). Residential energy conservation and consumers. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues. (link)
  • Kirby, S., Guin, A., & Langham, L. (in press). Energy Education Incentives: Evaluating the Impact of Consumer Energy Kits. Journal of Extension.
  • Kirby, S., Guin, A., Langham, L., Chilcote, A. (2014). Exploring the Impact of the E-Conservation Residential Energy Audit Program. Housing and Society, 41(1), 71-88.
  • Silliman, B. & Guin, A. (2012). Tracking evaluation capacity with youth professionals. Journal of Youth Development, 7(1), 24-34.

Contact Information

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
NC State University
512 Brickhaven Drive 220H
Campus Box 7606
Raleigh, NC 27695-7606