Doctor of Philosophy, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND – August 2010
• Program of Study: Adult & Occupational Education – Dissertation title: Building Sense of Community in Rural North Dakota: Opportunities for Community Education Professionals
Masters of Education, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND – December 2004
• Program of Study: School of Education: Educational Leadership
Bachelor of Science, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND – December 1993
• Major: Home Economics Education - Minor: Health Education
NDSU Extension Associate Director - 2020 to present
NDSU Extension Assistant Director, Family & Community Wellness - 2018 - 2020
NDSU Extension Director, Center for Community Vitality - 2014-2018
NDSU Extension District Director - Northeast - 2011-2014
Community Development Specialist - NDSU Extension
Extension Agent/Pembina County - NDSU Extension
• Vettern, R. & Flage, L. (2018). Assessing results of 4-H mentoring with native American first-generation 4-H youths. Journal of Extension [On-line], 56(3) Article 3FEA8. Available online at https://www.joe.org/joe/2018june/a8.php
• Junod, A., Jacquet, J., Fernando, F., & Flage, L. (2018) Life in the goldilocks zone: Perceptions of place disruption on the periphery of the bakken shale, Society & Natural Resources, 31:2, 200-217, DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2017.1376138
• Fernando, F. N., Junod, A., Jacquet, J.A., Flage, Hearne, R. (2016). Housing Challenges and Policy Implications of Shale Oil Development in Rural Communities in Rural Housing and Economic Development. Routledge Press.
• Fernando, F.N., Junod, A., Jacquet, J.A., Flage, L., Goreham, G., and Kelly, G. (2015). Affordable Housing Policies for Essential Service Workers in Oil Impacted Communities of the Bakken Region. Report submitted to the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development.
• Fletcher, C., Warning, J., Heins, R., Olson, P., & Flage, L. (2012). Asset Building in Rural Communities: Exploring Barriers and Identifying Opportunities. Final Report Submitted to the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development.
• Kollock, D., Flage, L., Chazdon, S., Paine, N., & Higgins, L. (2012). Ripple effect mapping: A “Radiant” way to capture program impacts. Journal of Extension [On-line], 50(5) Article 5TOT6. Available online at http://www.joe.org/joe/2012october/tt6.php
• North Dakota Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Team Award for ND Soil and Water Leadership Academy – 2019
• North Dakota Epsilon Sigma Phi State Visionary Award – 2013.
• National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award – Multistate Effort – for Horizons Program 2011.
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