Cheryl Eschbach

Extension Specialist

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Office: 517-353-1898
Agriculture Hall 446 West Circle Drive Room 11
East Lansing, MI 48824


  • MSU Extension Specialist, Program Evaluation



Ph.D.   Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University, 2006.

M.S.    Family Sciences and Gerontology, Oregon State University, 2003.

B.A.     Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology, Oakland University, 2000.


Doll, J., Eschbach, C., & DeDecker, J. (2018). Using dialogue to engage agricultural audiences in cooperative learning about climate change: A strategy with broad implications. Journal of Extension [online], 56(2), Article 2FEA2. Available at:

Dwyer, J., Contreras, D., Eschbach, C., Tiret, H., Newkirk, C., Carter, E., & Cronk, L. (2017, Sep/Oct). Cooperative Extension as a Framework for Health Extension. Annals of Family Medicine. Published letter.

Dwyer, J., Contreras, D., Eschbach, C., Tiret, H, Newkirk, C, Carter, E., and Cronk, L. (2017). Cooperative Extension as a framework for health extension: The Michigan State University Model. Academic Medicine, 92:1416-1420. 

Eschbach, C. L., Weber, R., Tobe, E., Hale, L. and Washington, V. (2016). Evaluating an outcomes-based standardized homeownership education program. Family Consumer Science Research Journal, 45: 138–149. doi:10.1111/fcsr.12189

Pish, S., Clark-Jones, T., Eschbach, C., and Tiret, H. (2016). Anger management program participants gain behavioral changes in interpersonal relationships. Journal of Extension [online], 54(5) Article 5FEA3. Available at:

Eschbach, C. L., Sirrine, J. R., Lizotte, Erin, and Rothwell, N. L. (2016). Participatory data collection technique for capturing beginning farmer program outcomes. Journal of Extension [online], 54(4) Article 4TOT3. Available at:

Sirrine, J R., Eschbach, C. L., Lizotte, Erin, and Rothwell, N. L. (2016). The New FARM Program: A Model for Supporting Diverse Emerging Farmers and Early-Career Extension Professionals. Journal of Extension [online], 54(4) Article 4FEA1. Available at:

Layman, C., Doll, J., & Peters, C. (2013). Using stakeholder needs and deliberative dialogue to inform climate change outreach efforts. Journal of Extension [online], 51(3) Article 3FEA3. Available at:  

Rodgers, M., Hillaker, B., Haas, B., & Peters, C. (2012). Taxonomy for assessing evaluation competencies in Extension. Journal of Extension [online], 50(4) Article 4FEA2. Available at:

Peters, C. L., & Bolkan, C. R. (2009). Measuring meaningful time experiences in intergenerational relationships. Michigan Family Review, 13, 21-31.

Katzev, R., Allen, J., & Peters, C. L. (2009). The effects of a humanities reading program on economically and educationally disadvantaged individuals. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39 (8), 1974-1990.

Peters, C. L., Zvonkovic, A. M., & Bowman, S. (2008). Job travel and work experiences of women employed in the Cooperative Extension Service. Journal of Extension [online], 46(4) Article 4FEA4. Available at:

Peters, C. L., Rennekamp, D., & Bowman, S. (2008). An online reporting system for evaluating parenting education programs. Journal of Extension [online], 46(3) Article 3TOT2. Available at:

Peters, C. L., Hooker, K., & Zvonkovic, A. M. (2006). Older parents’ perceptions of ambivalence in relationships with their children. Family Relations, 55, (Special Issue on Family Gerontology), 539-551.

Peters, C. L. (2005). Review of “Intergenerational ambivalences: New perspectives in parent-child relations.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 67(2), 538-540

 Bryant, B., Zvonkovic, A., Raskauskas, J., and Peters, C. (2004). Clarifying the world of work for our youth: Vocations, careers, and jobs. University of California Davis Monograph.