Dr. Bryan Hains - Director

Dr. Hains is the Director and Co-Founder of the Community Innovation Lab. He is an Associate Professor of Community & Agricultural Education in the Department of Community & Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on the intersection of human emotion and cognition and its impact on human learning.

 
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Dr. Kristina Hains

Dr. Hains is a lab Co-Founder and Associate Professor of Leadership Development in the Department of Community & Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on developing leadership in domestic and international communities.

 

 

Dr. Dan Kahl

Dr. Kahl is a Cooperative Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky. He is a trained facilitator for strategic planning, public forums, team building and community coaching.  His interests include community engagement strategies, and the development and maintenance of shared leadership in communities.

 

Janela Salazar - Graduate Research Assistant

Miss Salazar is a graduate of Universidad de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico with a B.S. in Communication and Information Sciences. She is currently pursuing a M.S. in Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky. Proud of her origins, she wishes to focus her research on the sense of community, way of living and preservation of culture and identity within the Hispanic Community that resides in Lexington, KY.