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

  • 20160101 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Graduate Student Teaching Award (Carla Jagger).
  • 20160101 University Gottsegen Leadership Award Mentor Faculty Recognition (Jarred Shellhouse).
  • 20160101 University Outstanding Senior Mentor Faculty Recognition (Shelby Faulkner).
  • 20160101 True Mentor Recognition (Shelby Faulkner).
  • 20160101 AAAE Outstanding Dissertation Award (Pending) Carla Jagger, Advisee.
  • 20130401 Towers Mentor Faculty Recognition, Nicole Steinmetz.
  • 20130401 University Outstanding Senior Faculty Mentor Recognition, Nicole Steinmetz.
  • 20130401 True Mentor Recognition, Nicole Steinmetz, Derek McCracken.
  • 20130401 Outstanding Student Organization Programming Award-Collaboration.
  • 20130401 Farmhouse Faculty Recognition, Alan Reeder.
  • 20130401 First Place Social Sciences Award.
  • 20120601 E. B. Knight Outstanding Journal Article Award.
  • 20120601 Eastern Regional Teacher Award.
  • 20120501 Distinguished Researcher.
  • 20120401 Outstanding Faculty Member.
  • 20120401 Mortarboard Mentor Faculty Recognition, Jodi Wildermuth.
  • 20120401 University Outstanding Senior Faculty Mentor Recognition, Krystin Bonacci.
  • 20120401 University Kaplan Humanitarian Award Mentor Faculty Recognition, Shubham Bakshi.
  • 20110901 Distinguished Researcher Award.
  • 20110401 Bucket and Dipper Junior Honorary, Honorary Inductee.
  • 20110101 Towers Mentor Faculty Recognition.
  • 20100101 Second place Author of the Year Award.
  • 20090101-20100101 Second Place Author of the Year Award.
  • 20100101 President's Undergraduate Salute Faculty Selection.
  • 20100101 University Outstanding Senior Mentor Recognition.
  • 20090901 Meritorious Manuscript Award.
  • 20090901 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award.
  • 20090501 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award.
  • 20070101-20090101 President's and Provost's Leadership Institute.
  • 20090101 Honor Roll Member with Distinction.
  • 20090101 Star Student Support.
  • 20090101 AAAE Academy of Fellows.
  • 20090101 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award.
  • 20080101 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).
  • 20080101 Sphinx Faculty Mentor Recognition.
  • 20080101 Third Place Outstanding Poster Presentation Award.
  • 20080101 Mortarboard Mentor Faculty Recognition.
  • 20080101 Towers Faculty Award, Towers Senior Student Honorary.
  • 20070101-20080101 Sphinx Mentor Faculty Recognition.
  • 20080101 Teaching Award of Merit.
  • 20080101 Rodney F. Plimpton Outstanding Young Teacher Award.
  • 20080101 Honorary Member.
  • 20080101 Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award.
  • 20071201 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award.
  • 20070101 President’s Undergraduate Salute Faculty Selection.
  • 20070101 Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • 20070101 Josephine Sitterle Failer Award.
  • 20070101 Alpha Tau Zeta Faculty Recognition.
  • 20070101 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award.
  • 20060101 Pomerene Departmental Award for Teaching Excellence.
  • 20060101 Beanie Drake Scholarship Recognition Faculty Invitee.
  • 20040101 Outstanding Poster Presentation Award.
  • 20040101 Outstanding Dissertation Award.
  • 20030101 Outstanding Poster Presentation Award.
  • 20020101 Outstanding Service to Students Award.
  • 20020101 Excellence in Online Faculty Satisfaction Award,.
  • 20020101 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award.
  • 20020101 Outstanding Poster Presentation Award.
  • 20020101 E.B. Knight Journal Award.
  • 20000101 Distinguished Service.
  • 19990101-20000101 Member.
  • 19990101 Jack Everly Journal Award.
  • 19980101 Outstanding Educator of the Year.
  • 19980101 Author of the Year Award.
  • 19980101 Honorary Member.
  • 19970101 E.B. Knight Journal Award.
  • 19970101 Teacher Fellow.
  • 19960101 Outstanding Educator of the Year.
  • 19950101 Author of the Year Award.
  • 19940101 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award.
  • 19920101 E. B. Knight Journal Award.
  • 19910101 Honorary Member.

Book Chapters

2010

  • 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,

1996

  • 1996. "Trust: the foundational element in leadership." In Interpersonal Skills for Leadership,

Unknown

  • "The history of graduate education." In The Seeds have been Sown: A History of Agricultural Education in America, edited by J. Connors,

Journal Articles

2017

  • Nolting, J.; Midla, J.; Whittington, M.S.; Scheer, S.D. et al., 2017, "Educating youth swine exhibitors on influenza A virus transmission at agricultural fairs." Zoonoses and Public Health

2013

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

2011

  • 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 - 18-19.
  • 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,
  • Velez, J., Cano, J. M., Wolf, K., Whittington, M.S., 2011, "Cultivating change through peer teaching." Journal of Agriculture Education 52, no. 1,
  • Filson, C. M. & Whittington, M. S., 2011, "Insights into inclusion from a census of secondary agricultural science teachers." The Agricultural Education Magazine

2010

  • 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 - 46-58.
  • 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 - 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
  • 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 - 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 - 36-49.

2008

  • Whittington, M. S., 2008, "Leadership opportunities for underrepresented populations: Here’s what we are doing!." The Agricultural Education Magazine 81, no. 1, 4 - 4.
  • 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 - 12-22.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 26-38.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 22-24.

2003

  • 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 - 16-21.
  • Hess, J., & Whittington, M. S., 2003, "Developing an effective course syllabus.." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 47, no. 3, 23-27 - 23-27.
  • Whittington, M. S., & Elliot, J. F., 2003, "LifeKnowledge: FFA’s knowledge for life?." The Agricultural Education Magazine 76, no. 4, 4 - 4.
  • 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 - 87-98.

2002

  • 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 - 10-11.
  • 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 - 331-341.

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 - 22-29.
  • Whittington, M.S., 2001, "What could I share about teaching?." The Agricultural Education Magazine 74, no. 3, 4 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 31-40.

1997

  • Whittington, M. S., 1997, "Classroom behaviors: What lessons can professors learn?." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal 41, no. 1, 37-42 - 37-42.
  • 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 - 20-24.
  • Whittington, M. S., 1997, "I wish they would have prepared me for...." The Agricultural Education Magazine 69, no. 3, 8 - 8.
  • 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 - 41-44.
  • Whittington, M. S., 1997, "Student teaching--I remember it well." The Agricultural Education Magazine 69, no. 3, 3 - 3.
  • 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 - 46-53.

1995

  • 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 - 6-9.
  • Whittington, M. S., 1995, "The $20,000 question." The Agricultural Education Magazine 67, no. 12, 3 - 3.
  • Whittington, M. S. & Raven, M. R, 1995, "Learning and teaching styles of student teachers in the northwest." Resources in Education no. EJ514411, ERIC doc - ERIC doc.
  • 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 - 32-38.
  • 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 - 10-17.

1994

  • 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 - 11-14.
  • Whittington, M. S., 1994, "The next best thing to being there." The Agricultural Education Magazine 66, no. 8, 3 - 3.

1993

  • 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 - ERIC doc.
  • 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 - 55-62.
  • Whittington, M. S., 1993, "Effective teaching: Reaching higher cognitive levels." The Agricultural Education Magazine 66, no. 5, 14-16 - 14-16.

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 - 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 - 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 - 20-23.

1989

  • Child, L. & Whittington, M. S., 1989, "Progressive agriculture education." The Agricultural Education Magazine 63, no. 2, 18-19, 23 - 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 - 17-18.

1987

  • Whittington, M. S., 1987, "Using SOE to increase enrollment." The Agricultural Education Magazine 60, no. 1, 11-11 - 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, CB, Whittington, MS, "Cooperative learning techniques: Describing te relationship between student use and cognitive level of competency related to critical thinking skills.." Journal of Agriculture Education
  • 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., "Modeling teaching techniques." Preservice nonformal educators' adoption of techniques that will influence employability of their future audiences.
  • 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 ononformal educator's adoption of techniques that will influence employability of their future audiences." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal