Dr. James DyerProfessor

1200 North Park Road
Plant City, FL 33563-1540
813-757-2288
jedyer@ufl.edu

Dr. Dyer came to the University of Florida in 2001. He grew up on a dairy farm in East Tennessee and received his undergraduate degree in Ag Ed from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dyer taught agriculture for a total of 19 years – 15 of those at White House High School in White House, TN. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dyer served as a faculty member at Iowa State University and at the University of Missouri prior to moving to Gainesville. His research interests include: Effective teaching and learning strategies for individual student learning styles, Recruitment strategies.

Education

  • University of Tennessee, B.S., Agricultural Education, 1973
  • Tennessee State University, M.S., Agricultural Studies, 1976
  • University of Illinois, Ph.D., Agricultural Education, 1995

Research Areas

  • Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies for Individual Learning Styles
  • Recruitment

Recent Publications & Submissions

Books

Phipps, L.J, Osborne, E.W., Dyer, J.E., & Ball, A.L. (2008).Handbook on Agricultural Education (6th ed.), Thomson Delmar Learning: Clifton Park, NY.

Refereed Articles

  • Allen, A., Shelby, J. & Dyer, J.E. (Submitted). The influence of course delivery method on achievement and satisfaction with distance-delivered courses. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Anderson, J.B, Pierce, E., & Dyer, J.E. (Submitted). Organizational and evaluation patterns of high school students as influenced by learning style. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Bellah, K.A., & Dyer, J. E. (Submitted). The influence of learning style, leadership style, and leadership adaptability on critical thinking disposition. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Bellah, K., & Dyer, J.E. (Submitted). Defining innovation configurations for use with agricultural literacy curriculum guidelines: A Delphi study. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Dyer, J. E., & Bellah, K.A. (Submitted). The influence of learning style, leadership style, and leadership adaptability on critical thinking disposition. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Huggins, H., Simmons, R., & Dyer, J.E. (Submitted). The influence of active learning strategies on self-efficacy scores across learning styles. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Moore, L.L., & Dyer, J. E. (Submitted). Learning styles and leadership adaptability of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Students. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Rodgers, K., Sears, A., Ball, A.L., & Dyer, J.E. (Submitted). Levels of cognition used by teachers of freshmen and senior students in high school Agriscience courses. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Bellah, K., & Dyer, J.E. (2009). Attitudes and stages of concern of elementary teachers toward agriculture as a context for teaching across grade level content area standards. Journal of Agricultural Education, 50(2), 12-25.

Refereed Papers

  • Bellah, K., & Dyer, J.E. (2008, May). Defining innovation configurations for use with an agricultural literacy curriculum guidelines: A Delphi study. Paper presented at the American Association for Agricultural Education Research Conference. Reno, NV.
  • Bellah, K., & Dyer, J.E. (2008, April). Defining innovation configurations for use with an agricultural literacy curriculum guidelines: A Delphi study. Paper presented at the Western Region Agricultural Education Research Conference. Reno, NV.
  • Bellah, K., & Dyer, J.E. (2007, May). Elementary teachers’ attitudes and stages of concern in adopting an agricultural literacy curriculum. Paper presented at the American Association for Agricultural Education Research Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bellah, K., & Dyer, J.E. (2007, February). Elementary teachers’ attitudes and stages of concern about an agricultural literacy curriculum. Paper presented at the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – American Association for Agricultural Education Southern Region Conference. Mobile, AL.

Awards & Honors

  • AAAE Outstanding Agricultural Educator Award
  • NACTA Teacher Fellow
  • Agricultural Educator of the Year – Greater Plant City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • AAAE Southern Region Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Outstanding New Member Award, AAAE Outstanding Young Agricultural Educator Award, AAAE Central Region
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication
  • Outstanding Instructor Award, University of Missouri Social Sciences Unit
  • Outstanding Author Award, Journal of Agricultural Education (3-time recipient)
  • Outstanding Author Award, Journal of Southern Agricultural Education Research
  • Jack Everly Author of the Year Award, NACTA Journal
  • Outstanding Paper Presentation Award, AAAE National Conference (4-time recipient)
  • Outstanding Paper Presentation Award, Southern Region AAAE (3-time recipient)
  • Outstanding Paper Presentation Award, Central Region AAAE (3-time recipient)
  • Outstanding Paper Presentation Award, American Voc. Education Research Association
  • Outstanding Service Award, Iowa FFA Association (2-time recipient)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Adviser Award, Southern Region AAAE
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Omicron Tau Theta
  • Volunteer Extension Leader of the Year
  • Honorary American FFA Degree
  • Al Menah Temple Community Service Award
  • Business Professionals of America Service Award
  • Honorary State FFA Degree (received in four states)

Courses Taught

  • AEC 3200 – Instructional Techniques in Agric. & Voc. Ed. (3)
  • AEC 3323 – Development and Philosophy of Ag Ed (3)
  • AEC 4202 – Emerging Technologies in Agric. & Natural Resources (3)
  • AEC 4224 – Advanced Teaching Methods for Agriscience (3)
  • AEC 4228 – Laboratory Instructional Techniques (3)
  • AEC 4504 – Curriculum and Program Planning for Agric. Ed. (3)
  • AEC 4905 – Teacher Induction Program I (3)
  • AEC 4905 – Teaching Induction Program II (3)
  • AEC 4942 – Student Teaching in Ag Ed (6)
  • AEC 5206 – Advanced Instructional Techniques in Agric. & Life Sciences (3)

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE)
  • National Association for College Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
  • Association for Career and Technical Education
  • National Association of Agricultural Educators
  • Florida Association of Agriculture Educators
  • National FFA Alumni Association (Life Member)
  • Alpha Tau Alpha
  • Alpha Zeta
  • Omicron Tau Theta
  • Phi Delta Kappa