The mission of Maryland Extension is to extend research-based knowledge to state citizens for both personal and public decision-making. The Family Science Department includes three faculty members with appointments through Maryland Extension in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR). Our Maryland Extension faculty are members of and tenured in the Department of Family Science, unlike most Maryland Extension faculty who are members of AGNR units. Still, their outreach, research, and teaching functions are similar to those of other Extension Specialists.
The Maryland Extension faculty in Family Science specialize in the following areas: