Rick D. Rudd
Community Viability Chair of Excellence, Professor and Department Head
- Research Interests
- Selected Publications
- Extension/Outreach Programs
- Courses Taught
- Community Viability Matching Grants
Ph.D. Vocational and Technical Education, Virginia Tech, May 1994
M.S. Agricultural Education, The Ohio State University, August 1988
B.S. Agriculture, The Ohio State University, December 1985
- American Association of Agricultural Education Fellow
- USDA National Teaching Award
- North America Colleges and Teacher of Agriculture Teaching Award of Excellence
- Association of Leadership Educators Distinguished Leadership and Service Award
- University of Florida Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars
Dr. Rudd's research interests include teaching for critical thinking, and organizational leadership. He has directed and co-directed over two-million dollars in funded scholarship efforts. Rudd has international experience in Russia, Senegal, and Honduras.
Kaufman, E.K. , Israel, G.D., & Rudd, R.D., (2008). Exploring goal setting as a tool for leadership development. Journal of Leadership Studies. Accepted, In Press.
Jones, D. W.W., & Rudd, R.D., (2008). Transactional, Transformational, or Laissez-Faire Leadership: An assessment of College of Agriculture Academic Program Leaders (Deans) Leadership Styles. Journal of Agricultural Education. 49 (2). 88-97.
Rudd, R.D., (2007). Defining Critical Thinking. Techniques. 86 (2).
Friedel, C.R., Irani, T. A., Rudd, R.D., & Gallo, M (2007). Overtly teaching critical thinking and inquiry-based learning: A comparison of two undergraduate biotechnology classes. Journal of Agricultural Education. Accepted, In Press.
Kaufman, E. & Rudd, R.D., (2007). Rural leadership development: A synthesis of research. Journal of Leadership Education. 5 (3). 128-141.
Carter, H. S., & Rudd, R.D. (2006). Leadership Expectations of County Farm Bureau Board Members. Journal of Southern Agricultural Education. 56, (1). http://pubs.aged.tamu.edu/jsaer/pdf/Vol56/56-01-163.pdf
Friedel, C., & Rudd, R.D., (2006). Critical thinking and learning styles of undergraduate students. Journal of Agricultural Education. 47 (4). 102-111.
Morgan, A.C., & Rudd, R.D., (2006). Teaching leadership in agricultural science: Behavioral factors that influence secondary agricultural science leadership instruction. Journal of Agricultural Education. 47 (3). 33-44.
Stedman, N.L. P., & Rudd, R.D., (2006). Factors contributing to volunteer administration leadership proficiency of southern region 4-H county faculty. Journal of Agricultural Education. 47 (2). 56-66.
Moore, L.L., & Rudd, R.D., (2006). Leadership styles of extension leaders. Journal of Agricultural Education. 47, (1), 6-16.
Kaufman, E., & Rudd, R.D., (2006). Local Farm Bureau leadership needs assessment: A qualitative study. Journal of Agricultural Education. 47, (1), 53-63.
Stedman, N.L.P., & Rudd, R.D. (2006). Leadership styles and volunteer administration competence: Perceptions of 4-H county faculty in the United States. Journal of Extension. 44(1). Article #1R1B6.
Rudd’s extension efforts include continued professional education for extension personnel, community viability and sustainable agriculture in local communities. Rudd also is working with workforce development efforts to ensure a qualified workforce in agriculture.
- Theory in Agricultural and Community Education
- Critical and Creative Thinking
- Interpersonal leadership
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