Patricia Whitener

Greenville County 4-H Youth Development Agent
County Coordinator
4-H Youth Development Program Team, Greenville County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: 301 University Ridge Ste 4300 Greenville,SC 29601
Phone: 864-365-0627
Fax: (864)232-4738

Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Doctoral student

Graduate Student Youth Development Leadership
Clemson University

MS Wildlife Fisheries Biology
Clemson University 2013

BS Environmental and Natural Resources
Clemson University 2011

 Courses Taught

BIOL7330 is a continuing education summer graduate course for in-service teachers. I assist Clemson University professor, Dr. John Hains, and SCDNR and Duke Power biologists in organizing and teaching the course "Natural History and Ecology of Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station and the surrounding Jocassee Gorges".


As an agent with the Cooperative Extension service, my focus is on 4-H Youth Development. My responsibilities include working closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. Together, we provide expertise in topics including animal agriculture and veterinary science, natural resources and the environment, gardening, leadership and citizenship, personal growth and development, and science, engineering, and technology. In addition to school enrichment programming that focuses on STEAM learning, Greenville County hosts several summer day camps and is partnering with numerous other organizations to build sustainable school and community gardens. I am committed to diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism in all that I do and within the systems and organizations, I serve. I am driven to educate, connect, and inspire guided by values of love & integrity.

 Research Interests

Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Youth Development Leadership under the College of Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences.

 Extension and Outreach



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