Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Professor of Agricultural Education


  • Ed.D., Agricultural and Extension Education, Mississippi State University
  • M.Ed., Agricultural & Extension Education, Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Agricultural Education, University of Tennessee-Martin.

Teaching Specialties

  • Agricultural Education
  • Career Education
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Leadership
  • Adult Education

Research Interests

  • Agricultural Literacy
  • Leadership Education
  • International Agriculture
  • Curriculum
  • Effective teaching


  • Alpha Tau Alpha
  • American Association of Agricultural Educators
  • Association for Career and Technical Education
  • National Association of Agricultural Educator
  • Phi Delta Kappa


Born and raised on a farm in Tennessee, attended University of Tennessee at Martin and began teaching taught agriculture at the age of 20. I taught for five years at the secondary level, before attending graduate school at Mississippi State University (MSU) where I worked as a graduate research/teaching assistant. Prior to graduation I accepted a position as a "Visiting Lecturer" at Montana State University. I completed my doctoral degree in summer of 1984 and accepted a soft money position at University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I served for five years, first as Associate Director of Special Projects and later as an Extension Technologist. I came to ASU in 1990.