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Pamela Payne

Associate Professor, State Specialist


Pamela Payne is an associate professor with Extension and the University's College of Education & Human Development (COEHD). Her research focuses on the needs of the communities she serves. She has studied relationships, parenting, youth, community engagement and more. She loves to teach University courses on those topics, as well as on professional and life-span development, field experience, understanding military families, and more. Her projects focus on program areas important to both Extension and COEHD, such as 4-H Youth Development, Youth Horticulture Education, Marriage and Relationship Education, and Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Programs.

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BA University of Arizona 2001
MA Pepperdine University 2003
PhD University of Arizona 2010


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Hope for Family Resilience Program

The Hope for Family Resilience Program set out to support families through education, programs, and resources that provide a foundation for using both the heart and head for building the family on deeper knowledge, trust, reliability, and commitment.

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Blog Posts
What Even is Domestic Violence? Beyond the Bruises
In the age of media saturation, society's desensitization to violence poses a silent threat, especially within the sphere of domestic life. It’s time to peel back the layers on what we think we know about domestic violence and reveal its complex reality.
Payne, P. and Thomas, C. 2024, University of Nevada, Reno, Ask the Professor Blogs