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Becki Lawver

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Agricultural Experiment Station

Agriculture Teacher Education

Associate Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Agricultural Education, (Teacher Education and Leadership), University of Missouri, 2009
Factors influencing agricultural education students’ choice to teach Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Robert M. Torres
MS, Master of Science in Leadership Education, University of Nebraska, 2007
Work and family life balance among secondary agricultural education instructors Thesis Advisor: Dr. Dann Husmann
BS, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, University of Nebraska, 1996
Standard Teaching Certificate, Agriculture 7-12, Nebraska Educator's Certificate, 1997


Biography

Becki Lawver, an associate professor and undergraduate program coordinator in Agricultural Education at Utah State University. She teaches undergraduate agricultural education courses and graduate courses in USU’s on-line masters program.

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include agriculture teacher preparation, teaching methods, volunteerism, and leadership.

Research Interests

Research interests include professional development in agricultural education, recruitment and retention, and safety in agriculture.


Contact Information

Office Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Go toOffice Location: ASTE 105
DialPhone: 435-797-1254
SendEmail: rebecca.lawver@usu.edu

Awards

Outstanding Early Career Member , 2016

Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education

Faculty University Service Award, 2016

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Post Secondary Teacher of the Year - Finalist, 2016

Association for Career and Technical Education

Post Secondary Teacher of the Year, 2016

Utah Association for Career and Technical Education

Distinguished Teaching Award, 2015

Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education

NACTA Educator Award, 2015

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Honorary State FFA Degree, 2015

Utah FFA

Secondary Education Outstanding Supervisor, 2015

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Robins Award - Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2014

Utah State University

1st Place Research Poster Presentation, Faculty Division, 2013

American Association for Agricultural Education

3rd Place Research Poster Presentation, Faculty Division, 2013

American Association for Agricultural Education

Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, 2013

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, 2013

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

1st Runner-Up Outstanding Article in the Journal of Agricultural Education Volume 52, 2012

Journal of Agricultural Education

2012 Distinguished Manuscript Award, 2012

American Association for Agricultural Education National Research Conference

3rd Place Innovative Idea Poster Presentation, Faculty Division , 2012

American Association for Agricultural Education National Research Conference

30 Minute Club Award, 2010

Utah Association of Agricultural Educators

1st Place Outstanding Research Poster Presentation, Faculty Division, 2010

American Association for Agricultural Education National Research Conference

2009 Distinguished Manuscript, 2009

American Association for Agricultural Education National Research Conference

Honorary State FFA Degree, 2005

Nebraska State FFA Association

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

        • Lawver, R.G, Sorensen, T., (2016). Utah Agricultural Education Natural Resources Science I and II Curriculum Library. Utah State Board of Education *
        • Sorensen, T., Lawver, R.G, Lucas, M., Dutton, C., Dalling, C., (2016). Utah Curriculum for Agricultural Education. *
        • Warnick, B.K, Lawver, R.G, (2015). Utah Agricultural Education Agricultural Science I Curriculum Library. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
        • Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, (2015). Utah Agricultural Education Landscape Management Curriculum Library. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
        • Warnick, B.K, Lawver, R.G, (2014). Utah Agricultural Education Agricultural Systems and Technology Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
        • Gardner, A.C, Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, (2014). Utah Agricultural Education Animal Science I Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
        • Lawver, R.G, Robertson, B., Smith, K., Pressett, J., Grundy, J., Warnick, B.K, (2013). Utah Agricultural Education Agricultural Communication Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
        • Nuttall, K., Warnick, B.K, Lawver, R.G, (2013). Utah Agricultural Education Veterinary Assisting Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
        • Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, (2012). Utah Agricultural Education Plant and Soil Science I Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education *

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • McKim, B.R, Lawver, R.G, Enns, K., Smith, A.R, Aschenbrener, M.S, Developing Metrics for Effective Teaching in Extension Education: A Multi-State Factor-Analytic and Psychometric Analysis of Effective Teaching. . Journal of Agricultural Education
        • Pate, M., Lawver, R.G, Sorensen, T., (2016). SAFETY IN HIGH SCHOOL SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCES: TEACHERS’ TRAINING AND STUDENT INJURY AWARENESS. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health/American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 22:1, 61-74. doi: 10.13031/jash.22.11142
        • Lawver, R.G, Pate, M., Sorensen, T., (2016). Supervisor Involvement and Professional Development Needs Associated with SAE Programming and Safety. Journal of Agricultural Education/American Association for Agricultural Education , 57:1, 150-166. doi: 10.5032/jae.2016.01150
        • Rose, M., Pate, M., Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, Dai, X., (2015). Assessing the Impact of Sequencing Practicums for Welding in Agricultural Mechanics . Journal of Agricultural Education/American Association for Agricultural Education , 56:1, 92-102. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.01092
        • Lawver, R.G, Smith, K.L, (2014). Coping mechanisms Utah agriculture teachers use to manage teaching related stress. Journal of Agricultural Education, 55 :1, 77-91. doi: doi:10.5032/jae.2014.01076.
        • Lawver, R.G, Torres, R.M, (2012). An analysis of post-secondary agricultural education students choice to teach. Journal of Agricultural Education, 53:2, 1 - 10. doi: 10.5032/jae.2012.02001
        • Kitchel, T.J, Smith, A.R, Ball, A.A, Robinson, J.S, Lawver, R.G, Park, T.D, Schell, A., (2012). Teacher job satisfaction and burnout viewed through social comparisons.. Journal of Agricultural Education, 53:1, 31-44. doi: 10.5032/jae.2012.01031
        • Lawver, R.G, (2011). Determinants of pre-service students’ choice to teach secondary agricultural education. Journal of Agricultural Education, 52:1, 61-71. doi: 10.5032/jae.2011.01061
        • Professional Journal

        • Lawver, R.G, Lambert, M.D, Torres, R.M, (2010). Secondary agricultural education teachers in North Carolina: Forecasting underlying work-related job-stress levels.. Journal of Southern Agricultural Education Research, 60, 52-66.
        • Lawver, R.G, Lambert, M.D, Torres, R.M, (2010). Predicting secondary agriculture teachers’ job stress from selected personal, family, and work-related characteristics. . Career and Technical Education Research, 32:2, doi: 10.5328/cter35.206
        • Lawver, R.G, Torres, R.M, Lambert, M.D, (2010). Job-related stress among agricultural education teachers: A comparison study. . Journal of Agricultural Education, 50:3, 100-111. doi: 10.5032/jae.2009.03100

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                Scheduled Teaching

                ASTE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2016

                ASTE 4150 - Methods of Teaching Agriculture, Fall 2016

                TEE 4400 - Methods of Teaching Engineering and Technology Education II, Fall 2016

                ASTE 5550 - Continuing Education in Agricultural Education, Summer 2016

                ASTE 5550 - Continuing Education in Agricultural Education, Summer 2016

                ASTE 6220 - Volunteer Programs and Partnerships, Summer 2016

                ASTE 5630 - Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Spring 2016

                ASTE 3300 - Clinical Experience in Agricultural Education, Spring 2016

                ASTE 3100 - Personal Leadership in Agriculture, Spring 2016

                ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Fall 2015

                ASTE 5630 - Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Fall 2015

                ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Fall 2015

                ASTE 6380 - Mentoring and Supervision, Fall 2015

                ASTE 4150 - Methods of Teaching Agriculture, Fall 2015

                TEE 4400 - Methods of Teaching Engineering and Technology Education II, Fall 2015

                ASTE 6450 - Graduate Topics in Agricultural Education, Summer 2015

                ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2015

                ASTE 3620 - Managing the FFA and SAE Programs, Spring 2015

                ASTE 3100 - Personal Leadership in Agriculture, Spring 2015

                ASTE 3900 - Special Problems in Agricultural Systems Technology and Education, Spring 2015

                ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Fall 2014

                ASTE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2014

                ASTE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2014

                ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Fall 2014

                ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2014

                ASTE 5550 - Continuing Education in Agricultural Education, Summer 2014

                FCSE 6220 - Volunteer Programs and Partnerships, Summer 2014

                ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2014

                ASTE 3620 - Managing the FFA and SAE Programs, Spring 2014

                ASTE 3100 - Personal Leadership in Agriculture, Spring 2014

                ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Fall 2013

                ASTE 4150 - Methods of Teaching Agriculture, Fall 2013

                TEE 4400 - Methods of Teaching Engineering and Technology Education II, Fall 2013

                ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2013

                FCSE 6380 - Supervision and Mentoring, Fall 2013

                ASTE 6160 - Foundations of Adult Education and Program Evaluation, Summer 2013

                ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2013

                ASTE 3620 - Managing the FFA and SAE Programs, Spring 2013

                ASTE 3100 - Personal Leadership in Agriculture, Spring 2013

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2012

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2012

                ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Fall 2012

                ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2012

                FCSE 6220 - Volunteer Programs and Partnerships, Summer 2012

                ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2012

                ASTE 3100 - Leadership Applications in Agricultural Science, Management and Development, Spring 2012

                ASTE 3620 - Managing the FFA and SAE Programs, Spring 2012

                ASTE 3620 - Managing the FFA and SAE Programs, Spring 2012

                ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Fall 2011

                ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2011

                FCSE 6380 - Supervision and Mentoring, Fall 2011

                ASTE 6160 - Foundations of Adult Education and Program Evaluation, Summer 2011

                ASTE 6450 - Graduate Topics in Agricultural Education, Summer 2011

                ASTE 5500 - AGED SEC CURR SEM, Spring 2011

                ASTE 5630 - AGED STUDENT TEACH, Spring 2011

                ASTE 3100 - LEADERSHIP APPL IN AG, Spring 2011

                ASTE 3620 - MANAGE FFA/SAE PROG, Spring 2011

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2010

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2010

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2010

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2010

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2010

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2010

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2010

                FCSE 6320 - Classroom Management, Student Motivation, and Guidance, Fall 2010

                ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Fall 2010

                ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2010


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Kristina Gowans, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, July 2012 - December 2013
                Kasee Smith, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, June 2011 - December 2012
                Sara Vandenbos, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, August 2010 - August 2012
                Megan Haslam, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, June 2010 - May 2012