Dr. Glenn IsraelProfessor

218 Rolfs Hall
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611

Dr. Glenn Israel is a Professor in Program Development and Evaluation in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. His assignment is 50% extension, 35% research, and 15% teaching. Dr. Israel’s extension programs focus on professional development for new county faculty, training on survey design and implementation, and assessing client satisfaction. He teaches ‘Evaluating Programs in Extension Education’ and ‘Applied Data Analysis and Interpretation’. Dr. Israel’s research currently focuses on educational achievement, reducing error in surveys, and evaluation of Extension programs.


  • Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., Rural Sociology, December 1985
  • Pennsylvania State University, M.S., Rural Sociology, March 1982
  • University of New Hampshire, B.S., Community Development, June 1979

Recent Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Extension and Outreach, Rural Sociological Society. August 2013
  • ]John T. Barnes Professorship, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, University of Florida, January, 2011 – December, 2013    
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Southern Rural Sociological Association. February, 2011
  • Sustained Excellence in Program Evaluation Award of the Extension Evaluation Education Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association, November, 2010
  • 2006 Excellence in Research Award from Southern Rural Sociological Association
  • 2001 Department of Agricultural Education and Communication’s High Impact Award in Extension, Awarded for excellence in Extension work by the AEC Department
  • 1997 Excellence in Program Evaluation of the Extension Evaluation Education Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association
  • 1997 State Team Award to the Florida Environmental Landscape Management team by the Florida Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi
  • 1996 Excellence in Extension and Public Service Award of the Southern Rural Sociological Association for innovativeness in community development and program evaluation

Courses Taught

  • AEC 6552: Evaluating Programs in Extension Education
  • AEC 6905: Applied Data Analysis and Interpretation

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Rural Sociology Society
  • Southern Rural Sociological Association
  • American Evaluation Association
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research