Dennis Eaton, PhD.
Agricultural and Extension Education with Public Administration (Penn State University)
Dr. Eaton is an associate professor at the River Valley Community College in Claremont, New Hampshire. In his international career he was most recently hired by Rutgers University (New Jersey) as Contract Faculty for the Excellence in Higher Education for Liberia Development (EHELD) program. He was stationed for 15 months (February 2015 to April 2016) at Cuttington University in Suakoko, Liberia. Prior to this he was the National Manager of Natural Resources Management component of the Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan (January to October 2014). Before this he was involved in the Irrigation and Watershed Management Program (IWMP) as the Agronomist and Rain-fed Agricultural Management Specialist (October to December 2013) in Balkh province, Afghanistan.
In mid 2012 to most of 2013, Dr. Eaton was the Vocational Training and Nonformal Education Specialist (VTNFES) for the Food and Enterprise Development Program of USAID in Liberia, West Africa. His responsibilities included developing an agribusiness curriculum for two year vocational colleges and training instructors in best teaching practices. Previously, he was the University Development Specialist (UDS) at Balkh University Faculty of Agriculture from late 2011 to mid 2012. Dr. Eaton managed the Strengthening Afghan Agricultural Faculties (SAAF) Project in Mazar-i Sharif at Balkh University Faculty of Agriculture and the Advancing Afghan Agricultural Alliance (A4) Project in Jalalabad (Doronta) Nangarhar University Faculty of Agriculture. He also served as interim UDS at Herat University in 2009. In this program he conducted workshops in Agricultural Education, Youth Leadership and Agricultural Problem-solving Systems. He also helped plan and develop the university farms and agricultural science and computer laboratories.
Dennis, a resident of Acworth, New Hampshire and proprietor of the Captain Woodbury Guesthouse and the Acworth Village Gradens, is from Massachusetts, USA . He previously had 20 years agriculture teaching, agriculture vocational curriculum development, and teacher education experience in sub-Saharan Africa (Liberia, Tanzania, South Africa and Swaziland). His specialty is with Sustainable and Appropriate Technology Farming Methods with specialties in season extension (greenhouses), vegetable, horticulture, and poultry production. He has a small organic farm in New Hampshire and is married with three grown-up children and six grandchildren.