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Amber Letcher

Amber Letcher

Title

Associate Professor & SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist

Office Building

Wenona Hall

Office

314

Mailing Address

Wenona Hall 314
Counseling & Human Development-Box 0507
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

CV

CV_Full_current at SDSU - 2016-2017_funded.pdf

Education

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
M.S., The Ohio State University, 2008
B.S., South Dakota State University, 2005

Academic Interests/Expertise

Adolescent Development, Social-Emotional Learning, Healthy Relationships, Sexual Risk Behavior, Substance Use

Extension Responsibilities

Amber Letcher supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as an Associate Professor & SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Researcher, College of EHS, 2016

Students' Association Teacher of the Year, College of EHS, 2016

Top 50 Reviewer for Family Relations, 2015, 2016

Outstanding Junior Faculty Researcher, College of EHS, 2015

Graduate Student Researcher of the Year ($500 Honorarium), 2011 – 2012

College of Education and Human Ecology Graduate Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2010-2011

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research Scholarship ($2,000), 2010 – 2011

Grants

Letcher, A., Ramsay-Seaner, K., & Scott, M. (2018). Expanding the homestead: Technical assistance for preventing opioid mis-use in the Dakotas. SAMHSA, $563,825. Role: PI.

Letcher, A., Ramsay-Seaner, K., & Scott, M. (2018). Protecting the homestead: Opioid mis-use prevention in the Dakotas. Rural Health and Safety Education, USDA-NIFA. $319,026. Role: PI.

Letcher, A., Ramsay-Seaner, K., & Scott, M. (2018). STEPping UP: Social-emotional learning for rural middle school youth. North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. $21,765. Role: PI.

Letcher, A., Born, S., & Ramsay-Seaner, K. (2017). Craving to quit: Tobacco cessation program. South Dakota Board of Health. $8,000. Role: PI. Funded.

Welsh, J. A., Daniels, A. M., & Letcher, A. (2016). Feasibility of the Tribal REDI program. Annie E. Casey Foundation. $150,000. Role: Co-I. Funded.

Letcher, A. (2015). National mentoring program 6: Reaching rural families in South Dakota. National 4-H Council. OJJDP. $57, 960. Role: PI.

Bruns, K., & Letcher, A. (2015). Use of the Interactive Screening Program. Education and Human Sciences Fund. SDSU. $5,625. Role: Co-I.

Letcher, A. (2014). Student immersion in evaluation research: Outreach to community organizations. Scholarly Excellence Fund. SDSU. $1,000. Role: PI.

Bjornestad, A., & Letcher, A. (2014). Called to serve: A women's wellness series. Women & Giving Program. SDSU. $1,500. Role: Co-I.

Letcher, A. (2013). Exploration of sexuality education in rural South Dakota. Scholarly Excellence Fund. SDSU. $4,902.50. Role: PI.

Kang, S. & Letcher, A. (2013). Does my marital relationship matter to my daughter?: Intergenerational transmission of relationship quality between mothers and daughters. Women and Giving Program. SDSU. $2,000. Role: Co-I.

Letcher, A. (2013). Dating practices of rural youth. Research and Scholarship Support Fund. $2,500. Role: PI.

Professional Memberships

Society for Research in Child Development
Society for Research on Adolescence
Phi Upsilon Omicron

Department(s)