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Jen Agans

Penn State University
Assistant Professor
State College PA
Jen Agans received her Ph.D. from the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University in Medford MA and is now an Assistant Professor in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on the ways in which participation in movement activities (e.g., sport, dance, circus) can contribute to positive outcomes for young people. Jen has been involved in youth circus for many years, performing as a teen with the Hilltop Circus, the Flying Gravity Circus, and Circus Smirkus, and serving as a coach and camp director at the Silver Lining Circus camp for the past 10 years. She also serves on the AYCO Board.