Dr. M. Susie Whittington

Professor, Agricultural Education and Research
Ph.D. in Agricultural Education, The Ohio State University (1991)
M.S. in Agricultural Education, The Ohio State University (1988)
B.S. in Agricultural Education, The Ohio State University (1982)

Research Interests

Cognitive levels of teaching and learning, teaching methodologies, content retention and transfer, Appalachian male youth

Honors

  • 2016 University Gottsegen Leadership Award Mentor Faculty Recognition (Jarred Shellhouse). .
  • 2016 University Outstanding Senior Mentor Faculty Recognition (Shelby Faulkner). .
  • 2016 True Mentor Recognition (Shelby Faulkner). .
  • 2016 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Graduate Student Teaching Award (Carla Jagger). .
  • 2016 AAAE Outstanding Dissertation Award (Pending) Carla Jagger, Advisee. .
  • 2013 Towers Mentor Faculty Recognition, Nicole Steinmetz. .
  • 2013 First Place Social Sciences Award. .
  • 2013 Farmhouse Faculty Recognition, Alan Reeder. .
  • 2013 University Outstanding Senior Faculty Mentor Recognition, Nicole Steinmetz. .
  • 2013 True Mentor Recognition, Nicole Steinmetz, Derek McCracken. .
  • 2013 Outstanding Student Organization Programming Award-Collaboration. .
  • 2012 University Kaplan Humanitarian Award Mentor Faculty Recognition, Shubham Bakshi. .
  • 2012 E. B. Knight Outstanding Journal Article Award. .
  • 2012 Eastern Regional Teacher Award. .
  • 2012 Mortarboard Mentor Faculty Recognition, Jodi Wildermuth. .
  • 2012 Outstanding Faculty Member. .
  • 2012 Distinguished Researcher. .
  • 2012 University Outstanding Senior Faculty Mentor Recognition, Krystin Bonacci. .
  • 2011 Towers Mentor Faculty Recognition. .
  • 2011 Distinguished Researcher Award. .
  • 2011 Bucket and Dipper Junior Honorary, Honorary Inductee. .
  • 2009-2010 Second Place Author of the Year Award. .
  • 2010 Second place Author of the Year Award. .
  • 2010 University Outstanding Senior Mentor Recognition. .
  • 2010 President's Undergraduate Salute Faculty Selection. .
  • 2009 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award. .
  • 2007-2009 President's and Provost's Leadership Institute. .
  • 2009 AAAE Academy of Fellows. .
  • 2009 Star Student Support. .
  • 2009 Meritorious Manuscript Award. .
  • 2009 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award. .
  • 2009 Honor Roll Member with Distinction. .
  • 2008 Rodney F. Plimpton Outstanding Young Teacher Award. .
  • 2008 National USDA Excellence in University and College Teaching Award (one of only two national awards given for all agricultural science programs in the United States). .
  • 2008 Third Place Outstanding Poster Presentation Award. .
  • 2008 Sphinx Faculty Mentor Recognition. .
  • 2008 Honorary Member. .
  • 2007-2008 Sphinx Mentor Faculty Recognition. .
  • 2008 Teaching Award of Merit. .
  • 2008 Towers Faculty Award, Towers Senior Student Honorary. .
  • 2008 Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award. .
  • 2008 Mortarboard Mentor Faculty Recognition. .
  • 2007 President’s Undergraduate Salute Faculty Selection. .
  • 2007 Josephine Sitterle Failer Award. .
  • 2007 Distinguished Teaching Award. .
  • 2007 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award. .
  • 2007 Alpha Tau Zeta Faculty Recognition. .
  • 2007 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award. .
  • 2006 Beanie Drake Scholarship Recognition Faculty Invitee. .
  • 2006 Pomerene Departmental Award for Teaching Excellence. .
  • 2004 Outstanding Dissertation Award. .
  • 2004 Outstanding Poster Presentation Award. .
  • 2003 Outstanding Poster Presentation Award. .
  • 2002 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award. .
  • 2002 Outstanding Poster Presentation Award. .
  • 2002 Outstanding Service to Students Award. .
  • 2002 E.B. Knight Journal Award. .
  • 2002 Excellence in Online Faculty Satisfaction Award,. .
  • 2000 Distinguished Service. .
  • 1999-2000 Member. .
  • 1999 Jack Everly Journal Award. .
  • 1998 Author of the Year Award. .
  • 1998 Honorary Member. .
  • 1998 Outstanding Educator of the Year. .
  • 1997 Teacher Fellow. .
  • 1997 E.B. Knight Journal Award. .
  • 1996 Outstanding Educator of the Year. .
  • 1995 Author of the Year Award. .
  • 1994 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award. .
  • 1992 E. B. Knight Journal Award. .
  • 1991 Honorary Member. .

Book Chapters

2010

  • Stephens, C.A. & Whittington, M. S.. 2010. "Preparing context-based educators for mentoring preservice education interns." In Preparing and Advancing Teachers in Agricultural Education, edited by R.M. Torres, T. Kitchel, & A. L. Ball, Columbus: Curriculum Materials Service.

1996

  • Whittington, M. S.. 1996. "Trust: the foundational element in leadership." In Interpersonal Skills for Leadership, New York: Simon and Shuster.

Unknown

  • Ray, T.D., Warmbrod, J.R., & Whittington, M.S.. "The history of graduate education." In The Seeds have been Sown: A History of Agricultural Education in America, edited by J. Connors,

Journal Articles

2013

  • Filson, CM, Whittington, MS, 2013, "Engaging undergraduate students through academic advising." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 57, no. 2, 1 -

2011

  • Filson, C. M. & Whittington, M. S., 2011, "Insights into inclusion from a census of secondary agricultural science teachers." The Agricultural Education Magazine
  • Velez, J., Cano, J. M., Wolf, K., Whittington, M.S., 2011, "Cultivating change through peer teaching." Journal of Agriculture Education 52, no. 1,
  • Ewing, J. C., Whittington, M.S., & Foster, D.D., 2011, "Explaining student cognition in the context of Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 55, no. 1,
  • Smith, A., Whittington, M.S., Bennett, M., & Kleinhenz, M., 2011, "Student Farms at United Sates colleges and university: Insights gained from a survey of the managers." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 55, no. 1,
  • Filson, C.M., Whittington, M.S., 2011, "Looking through a peephole or an open door?:Insights into inclusion." The Agricultural Education Magazine 83, no. 2, 18 - 19.

2010

  • Velez, J., Cano, J. M., Wolf, K., & Whittington, M. S., 2010, "Cultivating change through peer teaching." Journal of Agricultural Education
  • Amore, K., & Whittington, M. S., 2010, "Students invigorate their futures in education with learning opportunities abroad.." The Agricultural Education Magazine 83, no. 2, 18 - 19.
  • Smith, A., Whittington, M. S., Bennett, M., & Kleinhenz, M., 2010, "Student farms at United States colleges and universities: Insights gained from a survey of the managers." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal
  • Foster, D. D., & Whittington, M. S., 2010, "Developing an instrument to measure the utilization of the principles of teaching and learning during class sessions.." Journal of Agricultural Education 51, no. 2, 46 - 58.
  • Whittington, M. S., & Cano, J. M., 2010, "Advising the undergraduate student organization: This worked for us!." Electronic access at BNET Business Publications.com

2009

  • Hoerst, C. M., & Whittington, M. S., 2009, "The current status of classroom inclusion activities of secondary agriculture teachers.." Journal of Agricultural Education 50, no. 2, 38 - 51.
  • Ewing, J. C., & Whittington, M. S., 2009, "Describing the cognitive level of professor discourse and student cognition in college of agriculture class sessions.." Journal of Agricultural Education 50, no. 4, 36 - 49.

2008

  • Chenevey, J. L.; Ewing, J. C.; Whittington, M. S., 2008, "Teacher burnout and job satisfaction among agricultural education teachers." Journal of Agricultural Education 49, no. 3, 12 - 22.
  • Whittington, M. S., 2008, "Leadership opportunities for underrepresented populations: Here’s what we are doing!." The Agricultural Education Magazine 81, no. 1, 4 -

2007

  • Whittington, M. S., 2007, "Critical thinking and cognition: Using questions during class sessions to enhance cognitive development." The Agricultural Education Magazine 79, no. 2, 5 - 7.
  • Ewing, J. C., & Whittington, M. S., 2007, "Types and cognitive levels of questions asked by professors during college of agriculture class sessions.." Journal of Agricultural Education 48, no. 3, 91 - 99.
  • Whittington, M. S., & Cano, J. M., 2007, "Advising the undergraduate student organization: This worked for us!." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 51, no. 4, 8 - 11.

2006

  • Whittington, M. S., McConnell, E. A., & Knobloch, N. A., 2006, "Teacher efficacy of novice teachers in agricultural education in Ohio at the end of the school year.." Journal of Agricultural Education 47, no. 4, 26 - 38.
  • Whittington, M. S., & Warner, K. J., 2006, "Large-scale dairies and their neighbors: A case study of the perceived risk in two counties.." Journal of Extension 44, no. 1,

2005

  • Whittington, M. S., 2005, "Writing objectives in secondary agriculture courses that challenge students to think." The Agricultural Education Magazine 77, no. 5, 24 - 26.
  • Whittington, M. S, 2005, "Using standards to reform teacher preparation in career and technical education: A successful reformation.." Career and Technical Education Research 30, no. 2, 89 - 99.

2004

  • Whittington, M. S., Connors, J. J., and Budke, W., 2004, "We're bringing standards to life!." The Agricultural Education Magazine 77, no. 2, 13 - 15.
  • Whittington, M. S., and Connors, J. J., 2004, "Teacher behaviors: Student opportunity to learn." The Agricultural Education Magazine 77, no. 4, 22 - 24.

2003

  • Whittington, M. S., & Elliot, J. F., 2003, "LifeKnowledge: FFA’s knowledge for life?." The Agricultural Education Magazine 76, no. 4, 4 -
  • Hess, J., & Whittington, M. S., 2003, "Developing an effective course syllabus.." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 47, no. 3, 23 - 27.
  • Knobloch, N. A., & Whittington, M. S., 2003, "Differences in teacher efficacy related to career commitment of novice agriculture teachers.." Journal of Career and Technical Education 20, no. 1, 87 - 98.
  • Knobloch, N. A., & Whittington, M. S., 2003, "The influence of the initial ten weeks of the school year on novice teacher efficacy in agricultural education.." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 47, no. 4, 16 - 21.

2002

  • Knobloch, N. A., & Whittington, M. S., 2002, "Novice teachers’ perceptions of support, teacher preparation quality, and student teaching experience related to teacher efficacy." Journal of Vocational Education Research, 27, no. 3, 331 - 341.
  • Whittington, M. S., Cano, J. M., Connors, J. J. & Knobloch, N.A., 2002, "The Latest Trend: Aligning with standards." The Agricultural Education Magazine 75, no. 3, 10 - 11.

2001

  • Lopez, J., & Whittington, M. S., 2001, "Higher-order thinking in a college course: A case study.." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 45, no. 4, 22 - 29.
  • Whittington, M.S., 2001, "What could I share about teaching?." The Agricultural Education Magazine 74, no. 3, 4 -

2000

  • McCormick, D. F., & Whittington, M. S., 2000, "Assessing academic challenges for their contribution to cognitive development." Journal of Agricultural Education 41, no. 3, 114 - 122.

1999

  • Whittington, M. S., 1999, "Increasing opportunities for students to think in college classrooms: A faculty intercession program.." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal, 43, no. 2, 28 - 32.

1998

  • Whittington, M. S, 1998, "Improving the cognitive level of college teaching: A successful faculty intervention.." Journal of Agricultural Education 39, no. 3, 31 - 40.

1997

  • Raven, M. R., Whittington, M. S. & Day, T., 1997, "Learning style differences among NACTA conference participants.." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 41, no. 1, 20 - 24.
  • Whittington, M. S., McCormick, D.F., & Kalariya, R., 1997, "Examining the academic challenges provided by college of agriculture professors." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 41, no. 4, 41 - 44.
  • Whittington, M. S., 1997, "Student teaching--I remember it well." The Agricultural Education Magazine 69, no. 3, 3 -
  • Whittington, M. S., 1997, "I wish they would have prepared me for...." The Agricultural Education Magazine 69, no. 3, 8 -
  • Whittington, M. S., 1997, "Classroom behaviors: What lessons can professors learn?." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 41, no. 1, 37 - 42.
  • Whittington, M. S., Stup, R., Bish, L. A., & Allen, E., 1997, "Assessment of cognitive discourse: A study of thinking opportunities provided by professors.." Journal of Agricultural Education 38, no. 1, 46 - 53.

1995

  • Whittington, M. S., & Raven, M. R., 1995, "Learning and teaching styles of student teachers in the northwest." Journal of Agricultural Education 36, no. 4, 10 - 17.
  • Whittington, M. S., 1995, "The $20,000 question." The Agricultural Education Magazine 67, no. 12, 3 -
  • Whittington, M. S., 1995, "Higher order thinking opportunities provided by professors in college of agriculture classrooms.." Journal of Agricultural Education 36, no. 4, 32 - 38.
  • Whittington, M. S., & Raven, M. R., 1995, "Learning styles: An assessment--an application.." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 39, no. 3, 6 - 9.
  • Whittington, M. S. & Raven, M. R, 1995, "Learning and teaching styles of student teachers in the northwest." Resources in Education no. EJ514411, ERIC doc -

1994

  • Whittington, M. S., 1994, "The next best thing to being there." The Agricultural Education Magazine 66, no. 8, 3 -
  • Bowman, G.L.T., & Whittington, M. S., 1994, "Comparison of teaching among professors assessed as implementing higher levels of cognition in their classroom discourse." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 38, no. 4, 11 - 14.

1993

  • Whittington, M. S., 1993, "Effective teaching: Reaching higher cognitive levels." The Agricultural Education Magazine 66, no. 5, 14 - 16.
  • Whittington, M.S., & Newcomb, L.H., 1993, "Aspired cognitive level instruction, assessed cognitive level of instruction and attitude toward teaching at higher cognitive levels.." Journal of Agricultural Education 34, no. 2, 55 - 62.
  • Whittington, M. S. & Newcomb, L. H., 1993, "Aspired cognitive level of instruction, assessed cognitive level of instruction and attitude toward teaching at higher cognitive levels." Resources in Education no. 357 251, ERIC doc -

1992

  • Whittington, M.S., & Newcomb, L.H., 1992, "Raising cognitive levels of college classroom instruction." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 35, no. 2, 8 - 11.

1991

  • Whittington, M. S., & Newcomb, L. H., 1991, "Aspired cognitive level of instruction, assessed cognitive level of instruction and attitude toward teaching at higher cognitive levels." Research into Practice no. 32,

1990

  • Whittington, M. S., 1990, "Retaining women in nontraditional employment." The Agricultural Education Magazine 63, no. 2, 18 - 19, 23.
  • Whittington, M.S., & Newcomb, L.H., 1990, "Teaching at higher levels of cognition." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 34, no. 2, 20 - 23.

1989

  • Child, L. & Whittington, M. S., 1989, "Progressive agriculture education." The Agricultural Education Magazine 63, no. 2, 18 - 19, 23.

1988

  • Whittington, M. S. & Knight, J. A., 1988, "Toward sex equity: America's equal employment opportunity laws.." The Agricultural Education Magazine, 61, no. 2, 17 - 18.

1987

  • Whittington, M. S., 1987, "Using SOE to increase enrollment." The Agricultural Education Magazine 60, no. 1, 11 - 11.

Unknown

  • Jagger, CB, Whittington, MS, "Modeling teaching techniques: Preservice nonformal educators’ adoption of techniques that will influence employability of their future audiences.." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal
  • Jagger, C.B., Whittington, M.S., "Modeling teaching techniques: Preservice ononformal educator's adoption of techniques that will influence employability of their future audiences." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal
  • Filson, C.M., Whittington, M.S., "Improving acadmic advising as teaching: Using current undergraduate students' perceptions of academic advising to revisit and overlooked practice." Journal of Agricultural Education
  • Jagger, C.B., Whittington, M.S., "Cooperative learning techniques: Describing the relationship between student use and cognitive level of competence related to critical thinking skills." Journal of Agricultural Education
  • Jagger, C.B.* & Whittington, M.S., "Modeling teaching techniques." Preservice nonformal educators' adoption of techniques that will influence employability of their future audiences.