Dr. Nicole Stedman

220 Rolfs Hall
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-2585
nstedman@ufl.edu

Education
  • Ph.D. Agricultural Education, University of Florida, 2004
  • M.S. Agricultural Education, University of Florida, 2001
  • B.S. Human Resource Development, University of Florida, 1998
Research Areas
  • Pedagogical strategies which enhance capacity for critical thinking
  • Undergraduate leadership development
  • Faculty understanding and perceptions of critical thinking
  • The role of emotions in the decision-making process
Courses Taught
  • AEC 3410: Fostering Innovation through Leadership Agricultural Education and Communication
  • AEC 4417: Leadership for Personal and Organizational Change
  • AEC 4434: Communication and Leadership in Groups and Teams
  • AEC 4943: Leadership Development Internship
  • AEC 5454: Leadership Development for Extension and Community Nonprofit Organizations
Membership in Organizations
  • Association of Leadership Educators
  • American Association for Agricultural Education
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • International Leadership Association
  • Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education

Dr. Nicole Stedman

Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator, Associate Chair

Dr. Nicole Stedman is a professor of agricultural leadership, and has been working in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) since 2007. Stedman serves as Undergraduate Coordinator for AEC as well as Associate Chair.

A native of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Stedman is a three-time alumna of the University of Florida, receiving her B.S in Family, Youth and Community Sciences in 1998 and her M.S. in Agricultural Education and Communication in 2001. Before completing her Ph.D. in AEC (2004), Stedman worked with the Office of the State Attorney Project Payback as a Program Specialist, developing Leadership Curriculum for youth at risk. After earning her doctorate, Stedman taught undergraduate and graduate leadership courses for three years at Texas A&M University before returning to Gator Nation.

Currently, Stedman focuses her research on the development of pedagogical strategies which enhance the development of critical thinking in learners. Her primary focus is in leadership development in both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Recent Publications 

Roberts, T. G., Rodriguez, M. T., Gouldthorpe, J. L., Stedman, N. L. P. Harder, A., & Hartmann, M. (2016). Exploring outcomes two years after an international faculty abroad experience. Journal of Agricultural Education, 57(1), 30-41. doi: 10.5032/jae.2016.01030

Harder, A., Andenoro, A., Roberts, T. G., Stedman, N., Newberry M. III, Parker, S. J., Rodriguez, M. (2015). Does study abroad increase employability? Views from agriculture and natural resource career fair recruiters. NACTA Journal 59(1), p. 41-48.

Conner, N. W., Rubenstein, E. D., DiBenedetto, C. A., Striplings, C. T., Roberts, T. G., & Stedman, N. L. P., (2014). Examining student perceptions of flipping an agricultural teaching methods course. Journal of Agricultural Education 55(5), p. 65-77.

Adams-Pope, B. L. and Stedman, N. L. P. (2014). Horses and at-risk youth: An equine facilitated learning program focusing on authentic leadership skill development. Journal of Youth Development 9(4), p. 89-100.

Lamm, K. W., Carter, H. S., Stedman, N. L. P., and Lamm, A. J. (2014). Teaching transformational leadership to agricultural leadership students: Using the personality trait of agreeableness to improve understanding. Journal of Agricultural Education 55(4), 24-37.

Awards & Honors

Barnes Professorship. Presented by the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida, 2016-2019.

USDA Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences - Regional.Presented by USDA/APLU, 2016.

Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree.Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, 2016.

NACTA Scholar.Presented by North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2015.

Distinguished Innovative Idea Poster. Presented by the American Association for Agricultural Education, Southern Region, 2015.

Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree.Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, 2013.

Jack Everly Journal Award. Presented by North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2013.

Graduate Teaching Award.Presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida, 2013.

Distinguished Teaching Award.Presented by the American Association for Agricultural Education, Southern Region, 2013.