NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Karyn Malinowski, an accomplished specialist in equine sciences, has been appointed dean of outreach and extension programs for Cook College and senior associate director for extension at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.
new job, Dr. Malinowski
will have direct oversight of outreach and extension programs of Cook College
and the NJAES, which are key components in the delivery of the Land Grant mission of service to the people of the state.
Through a large network of faculty, other professionals and volunteers, Cook College
's outreach and extension programs deliver research-based education and assistance to hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents each year. Dr. Malinowski is a specialist in equine sciences, animal sciences professor and director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center.She has been a faculty member at Cook College since 1978. She served as interim chair of the extension specialist department in 1993.Her
research and extension programs concentrate on improving the well being and quality of life of the equine athlete while ensuring the vitality and viability of the equine industry, both statewide and nationally. She has taken a lead role in building the equine science program at Cook College.
In addition, she
has long been active in cultivating funding for research and extension programs from horse industry sources as well as research companies.
...An alumna of Rutgers, Dr. Malinowski earned her bachelor's degree in animal science, a master's degree in animal science, and a doctorate in zoology, and was the first female equine extension specialist in the United States. Dr. Malinowski
is the recipient of many awards, including Outstanding
Equine Educator Award from the Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society
, 2001, Marjorie Van Ness Award from the American Horse Council
, 2001, Research Excellence Impact Award from Cook College
and NJAES, 2000, and Woman of Distinction from the Delaware-Raritan Girl Scout Council