Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. Nina Crutchfield

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education


  • Ed.D. Texas Tech/Texas A&M (Agricultural Education)
  • M.S. Arkansas State (Educational Leadership)
  • M.S. Arkansas State (Agricultural Education)
  • B.S. Arkansas State (Agricultural Education)

Teaching Specialties

  • Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Agricultural Youth Organizations
  • Experiential Learning

Research Interests

  • Agricultural educator commitment, stress, & work-life balance
  • Design and impact of professional development on adult learners, specifically agricultural educators
  • Impact of agricultural youth organizations
  • Diffusion of innovation among agricultural educators
  • Engaging diverse populations in secondary agricultural education, domestically and globally


  • National Association of Agricultural Educators
  • Arkansas Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association
  • American Association for Agricultural Education
  • Association of Career and Technical Educators
  • Arkansas Farm Bureau


Nina has recently joined the A-State faculty in the College of Agriculture. Prior to her arrival, she worked as a high school agricultural educator for 14 years then as an education specialist with the National FFA Organization for 15 years.