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Debra Spielmaker

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Agricultural Systems Technology & Education

Agricultural Literacy/Education; STEM Education, CTE Education

Extension Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Curriculum & Instruction, (Instructional Technology), Utah State University, 2013
Evaluating the Effectivness of the Utah Career and Technical Introduction Course
MS, Agricultural Education, Utah State University, 1985
A comparison of employee demand and job-entry requirements for Utah's farm implement industry in 1981 and 1985
BS, Agricultural Education, (Plant Science, Political Science), Utah State University, 1984

Licensures & Certifications

Utah Biology Teacher Certification, Utah State Office of Education, 1989


Biography

Debra Spielmaker is a Professor in the School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education. She serves as the department graduate chair and is also the Project Director of the USDA-NIFA sponsored Agricultural Literacy Center.


Research Interests

Agricultural literacy, STEM education, career education


Contact Information

Office Hours: Varies, an email will get a response within 24-hours
Go toOffice Location: ASTE 109
DialPhone: 435-213-5562
SendEmail: debra.spielmaker@usu.edu

Awards

Governor’s Medal for K-12 STEM Education , 2017

Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

American Association for Agriculture Education, First Place Innovation Poster: A logic model for agricultural literacy (2014)., 2014

American Association for Agriculture Education

Utah State Univeristy Greats of 2012, 2013

Utah State University

First Place Innovation Poster: InterAgtion and Curriculum Mapping for Agricultural Lilteracy, 2012

Western Region American Association for Agriculural Education

Utah State University Extension Nominee for Excellence in Extension Award Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Cooperative Extension, 2011

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Co-Chair of Agricultural Literacy Standards Summit, 2011

United States Department of Agriculture

Arch of Fame Award, 2010

Utah Association of Family and Consumer Science Teachers

Second Place Conception/Innovation Poster: K-6 Online Course Professional Development, 2010

Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education

Outstanding (First Place) Conception/Innovation Poster: Growing A Nation, 2007

Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education

State FFA Degree, 2007

Distinguished Achievement Award for Growing a Nation: The Story of American Agriculture, 2006

The Association of Educational Publishers

Service to the Industry Award, 2006

Dairy Farmers of Utah

E.G. Peterson Award, 2004

Utah State University Extension

Outstanding Food Land and People Program Leadership Award, 2004

Food, Land & People Inc.

Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award, 2004

Cache County Farm Bureau

Aggie Blue Pride Light Honoree, 2003

Utah State University

American Association for the Advancement of Science Website Excellence Award , 2003

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Extension Merit Increase Award, 2003

Utah State University Extension

State Science Textbook Review Committee, 2003

Utah State Office of Education

Outstanding Food, Land & People Program, 2002

Food, Land & People Inc.

Taggart-Ballard Award of Excellence, 2001

Utah State Univerisity Extension

National Agriculture Initiative Award, Winner, 2000

Agriculture in the Classroom Consortium

Taggart-Ballard Award of Excellence, 2000

Utah State University Extension

Friend of Agriculture Award, 1999

Utah Farm Bureau Federation

National Agriculture Initiative Award, 1999

Agriculture in the Classroom Consortium

President’s Service Award, 1998

Utah Association of Conservation Districts

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Curriculum

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Christensen, J., Warnick, B.K, Spielmaker, D., Tarpley, R.S, Straquadine, G., (2009). Agricultural inservice needs of technology, life and careers teachers. Journal of Agricultural Education, 50:4, 1-13. doi: 10.5032/jae.2009.04001

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Literary Journal

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - MultiMedia

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Technical Reports

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - Translations & Transcripts

          Publications - Other

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Scheduled Teaching

          ASTE 6900 - Graduate Independent Study in Career and Technical Education, Spring 2017

          FCSE 6950 - Graduate Internship, Spring 2017

          ASTE 6460 - Integrating Career and Tech Educ Curriculum with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Spring 2017

          ASTE 6170 - Program Evaluation, Spring 2017

          TEE 5910 - Special Problems in Engineering and Technology Education, Spring 2017

          TEE 5910 - Special Problems in Engineering and Technology Education, Spring 2017

          TEE 5910 - Special Problems in Engineering and Technology Education, Spring 2017

          ASTE 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2016

          ASTE 6900 - Graduate Independent Study in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2016

          ASTE 6160 - Foundations of Adult Education, Summer 2016

          ASTE 6900 - Graduate Independent Study in Career and Technical Education, Summer 2016

          ASTE 6900 - Graduate Independent Study in Career and Technical Education, Spring 2016

          FCSE 6950 - Graduate Internship, Spring 2016

          ASTE 6140 - Reading and Applying Research, Spring 2016

          FCSE 6180 - Administration and Program Planning, Fall 2015

          ASTE 6900 - Graduate Independent Study in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2015

          ASTE 6900 - Graduate Independent Study in Career and Technical Education, Summer 2015

          FCSE 6950 - Graduate Internship, Summer 2015

          ASTE 6170 - Program Evaluation, Summer 2015

          TEE 5910 - Special Problems in Engineering and Technology Education, Summer 2015

          TEE 5910 - Special Problems in Engineering and Technology Education, Summer 2015

          TEE 5910 - Special Problems in Engineering and Technology Education, Summer 2015

          ASTE 6900 - Graduate Independent Study in Career and Technical Education, Spring 2015

          ASTE 6460 - Integrating Career and Tech Educ Curriculum with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Spring 2015

          ASTE 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2014

          ASTE 6160 - Foundations of Adult Education and Program Evaluation, Fall 2014

          FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Spring 2014

          TEE 6150 - Evaluation and Assessment, Fall 2013

          TEPD 5560 - Special Topics, Summer 2013

          TEPD 5560 - Special Topics, Spring 2013

          TEPD 5560 - Special Topics, Fall 2012

          TEAL 5560 - Special Topics, Fall 2011

          TEPD 5560 - Special Topics, Fall 2011

          EDUC 5560 - ST: FOOD LAND, & PEOPLE, Spring 2011

          ASTE 6400 - Food, Land, and People, Fall 2010

          ASTE 6400 - Food, Land, and People, Fall 2010

          EDUC 5560 - Special Topics, Fall 2010


          Extension

          Civil Rights, 2007 - 2025
          Student Outreach, 1994 - 2025
          USDA-NIFA Agriculture in the Classroom, 2012 - 2018
          Teacher In-Service & Recognition, 2007 - 2013
          Development & Distribution of Instructional Resources, 1994 - 2013
          Agricultural Organization Presentations, 1994 - 2013
          Pre-service Teacher Training, 2011 - 2013

          Graduate Students Mentored

          Michelle Simmons, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, December 2015
          Lois Nielsen, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, September 2014 - September 2017
          Paige Wray, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, December 2015 - December 2016
          Leslie Seiferle, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, January 2013 - December 2016
          Jeanine David, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, September 2014 - May 2016
          Brandon King, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, August 2013 - May 2015