Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:20pm
Senior Lecturer, Cornell University
My efforts at Cornell are centered on teaching and education. As a member of Development Sociology, I bring an educational and science based perspective into our humanities department. I work to build the Education Minor and the MAT in Agriculture Education through our collaboration with Ithaca College. I advise Agricultural Science major undergraduates and graduate students interested in Extension and Outreach as a part of their graduate programs.
I currently focus 100% of my time in teaching and do not have a current research project.
Outreach and Extension Focus
I am advising school districts interested in establishing new agriculture education programs by providing resources and facilitating the process of registering an FFA chapter and hiring staff.
I am actively involved in the Agricultural Outreach and Education program housed at Cornell that supports the NY Agricultural Education teachers and their students state wide. I advise the Collegiate FFA and am Alumni President of the Cornell Chapter of Alpha Zeta, the co-education agricultural fraternity on campus. I am asked to present to student and professional organizations across campus about aspects of curriculum development and lesson planning each semester.
My teaching is focused on the application of theory into community and school organizations. The Art of Teaching (EDUC 2410) is a survey course that serves students across the University as a gateway into the Education Minor and an introduction into the many facets of formal and non-formal education. I continue to work with agriculture educators across the state and support student knowledge of that through Youth Organizations and Leadership (EDUC 3350), Outreach, Extension and Instruction (EDUC 3510), and Program Planning (EDUC 3320).