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School of Human
Environmental Sciences

102 Erikson Hall,
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
tel: (859) 257-3887

Carole Gnatuk, Ed.D.
Carole Gnatuk

Extension Specialist

(859) 257-5083

West Virginia University, 1996
Higher Education/Early Childhood Education

Iowa State University, 1966
Child Development

Kansas State University, 1964
Family & Child Development

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Dr. Gnatuk began her work with Kentucky Cooperative Extension in 1999, after earlier professional experience with Cooperative Extension in West Virginia and Oregon and three years on the faculty of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University. She has also been an early childhood educator in Kansas, Iowa, and West Virginia. Hobbies include ensemble singing, playing clarinet and piano, hiking, sewing, quilting, reading, and travel. She is fluent in Spanish, having lived for eight years in Venezuela and Spain. She is married to a Presbyterian minister and is the mother of two adult children.

Research and Extension areas of interest
  • Parenting Behavior: parent-child relationships, young parents, fatherhood, separated and single parents, child abuse/neglect prevention
  • Family Life and Healthy Weight
  • Child Development
  • Early Literacy Development
  • Relatives Raising Children
  • Supporting Military Families
  • Healthy marriage and couple relationships
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