Karen Thomas

  • Extension Educator, Food, Families & Health
Karen Thomas
200 Adams Avenue
Lower Level

Scranton, PA 18503-1695
Work Phone: 570-963-6842
Fax: 570-963-6853

Areas of Expertise

  • Food, Families and Health: PROSPER


  1. B.S. Home Economics Education, Penn State University
  2. M.S Food Science, Penn State University

Karen is a food, families and health extension educator in Lackawanna County. She holds a bachelor’s degree in home economics education and a master’s degree in food science from Penn State University.

Her primary focus is implementing evidence based prevention programs in Lackawanna County School Districts using the PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) model, and strength training and nutrition programs for older adults. She also provides support for the Lackawanna County 4-H youth development program and serves as the PROSPER state extension team co-leader.