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Donald M. Johnson

Donald M. Johnson

Professor

(AFLS)-Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

(TAEC)-AFLS-Agri Educ Comm & Technology

Phone: 479-575-2039

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  • Academic achievement and persistence of college agriculture students
  • Learning and problem solving in technical subjects
  • Physical models for teaching and learning technology
  • Engine performance and consumer acceptance of bio-based fuels

Agricultural technologies including engines, electricity, precision agriculture, irrigation, machinery management.

  • AGME 1613 - Fundamentals of Agricultural Systems Technology, Fall
  • AGME 1611L - Fundamentals of Agricultural Systems Technology Lab, Fall
  • AGME 3173 - Electricity in Agriculture, Spring
  • AGME 4203 - Mechanized Systems Managment, Fall (even years)
  • AGME 4973 - Irrigation, Spring
  • AGME 400V - Special Problems in AGME, Fall/Spring
  • AGME 402V - Special Topics in AGME, Irregular
  • AGED 5473 - Interpreting Social Data in Agriculture, Fall
  • Ph.D., Agricultural Education and Agricultural Systems Management, University of Missouri, 1989
  • M.A.E., Agriculture (Mechanization) and Agricultural Education, Western Kentucky University, 1986
  • B.S., General Agriculture, Western Kentucky University, 1981

Last Five Years

  • Shoulders, C.W., Edgar, L.D., & Johnson, D.M. (2019). Relationship between admissions variables and six-year degree completion. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 7(1), 104-116. (Corresponding author).
  • Teekell, C.R., Hilaire, P.P., & Johnson, D.M. (2019). Development and evaluation of a variable frequency drive trainer for use in a university agricultural electricity course. Journal of Agricultural Systems, Technology, and Management, 30(2019), 1-9. (Corresponding author).
  • Johnson, D.M., Shoulders, C.W., Edgar, L.D., & Dixon, B.L. (2018). Predictors of freshman to sophomore retention in a college of agricultural, food and life sciences. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 62(3), 218-224. (Corresponding author).
  • Gates, H., Johnson, D.M., & Shoulders, C.W. (2018). Methods of establishing instrument validity in manuscripts published in the Journal of Agricultural Education between 2007 and 2016. Journal of Agricultural Education, 59(3), 185-197.  doi.org/10.5032/jae.2018.03185
  • Shoulders, C.W., Johnson, D.M., O’Bryan, C.A., & Crandall, P.G. (2018). Academic factors related to student achievement in a capstone food chemistry course. Journal of Food Science Education, 17(3), 94-98.
  • Sellick, S. A., Shoulders, C.W., Johnson, D.M., & Goodwin, H.L. (2017). Experiences of agricultural education preservice teachers engaging in critical friendships. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(4), 292-307.
  • Kovacs, K.F., Johnson, D.M., & Dixon, B.L. (2017). The influence of group exercises and participation on performance in an academic course. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 61(4), 329-335.
  • Shoulders, C.W., Johnson, D.M., & Wiedenmann, R.N. (2017). Evaluation of two quiz response formats: Effects on student perceptions and achievement. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 61(2), 157-161.
  • Johnson, D.M., & Wardlow, G.W. (2017). Effects of an applied workshop on teacher self-efficacy and intent to teach hydraulics. Journal of Agricultural Systems, Technology, and Management, 28(2017), 15-24. (Corresponding author.)
  • Johnson, D.M., & Shoulders, C.W. (2017). Power of statistical tests used to address nonresponse error in the Journal of Agricultural Education. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(1), 300-312.
  • Edgar, L.D., Johnson, D.M., & Estes, S. (2017). Poultry production messaging in two national-circulation newspapers. Journal of Applied Communications, 101(1), 6-18.
  • Johnson, D.M., Shoulders, C.W., Edgar. L.D., Graham, D.L., & Rucker, K.J. (2016). Relationship between student engagement, self-reported grades, and satisfaction among senior agriculture students. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 60(3), 318-323. (Corresponding author).
  • Johnson, D.M., Edgar, L.D., Graham, D.L., Shoulders, C.W., & Rucker, K.J. (2016). Relationship between engagement and satisfaction among seniors at a mid-south land grant university. College Student Journal, 50(3), 335-346. (Corresponding author).
  • Estes, H., Estes, S., Johnson, D.M., Edgar, L.D., & Shoulders, C.W. (2016). The rural brain drain and choice of major: Evidence from one land grant university. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 60(1), 9-13. (Corresponding author).
  • Johnson, D.M., Shoulders, C.W., & Edgar, L.D. (2016). Early-career migration of agriculture and human environmental sciences B.S. graduates: Evidence from one land grant university. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 4(1), 102-113. (Corresponding author).
  • Siebenmorgen, R., Edgar, D., Carter, V., & Johnson, D.M. (2016). An evaluation of teaching methods based on cognitive achievement. Journal of Agricultural Systems, Technology, & Management, 27(2016), 1-14.
  • Estes, S., Edgar, L.D., & Johnson, D.M.  (2015). Consumer perceptions of poultry production: A focus on Arkansas. Journal of Applied Communication, 99(4), 34-47.
  • Shoulders, C.W., Johnson, D.M., and Flowers, J.  (2015). Peer review in agricultural education: Interrater reliability of manuscript reviews for the 2014 National Agricultural Education Research Conference. Journal of Agricultural Education, 56(3), 121-133. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.03121
  • Pennington, K, *Calico, C., Edgar, L.D., Edgar, D.W., & Johnson, D.M. (2015). Knowledge and perceptions of visual communications curriculum in Arkansas secondary agricultural classrooms: A closer look at experiential learning integration. Journal of Agricultural Education, 56(2), 27-42. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.02027  
  • Edgar, L.D., Johnson, D.M., Miller, J.D., & *England, J. (2015). Perceptions, interests, and behaviors related to sustainability: A closer look at a large southern university. Natural Sciences Education, 44(2015), 79-85.
  • Johnson, D.M., Edgar, D.W., Edgar, L.D., Pate, M.L., & Steffen, R.W. (2015). Biodiesel: Awareness, use, and perceptions of students at four U.S. universities. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 59(1), 54-62.

Professional Experience

  • Professor, University of Arkansas, 1999-Present
  • Coordinator for Agricultural Systems Technology Management Program
  • Associate Professor, University of Arkansas, 1993-1999
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Mississippi State University, 1989-1993
  • Instructor, University of Missouri, 1987-1989

Service

  • Co-Director, Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center
  • Chair, Academy of Fellows, American Association for Agricultural Education, 2018-2019
  • Lead Judge, Engineering Division, NWARSE Fair
  • Coordinator, State FFA Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems  CDE
  • Coordinator, Wild Hog Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems CDE
  • Co-Coordinator, State 4-H Tractor Operations Contest
  • Co-Adviser, AG Mech Club
  • Provide assistance to agricultural science teachers and students, as well as 4-H agents and volunteers in technology-related efforts

 

Awards

  • Spitze Land Grant University Faculty Award for Excellence, 2019, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences
  • Outstanding Agricultural Educator, 2018, American Association for Agricultural Education - Southern Region.
  • Distinguished Research Manuscript, 2018 American Association for Agricultural Education National Conference
  • Distinguished Research Manuscript, 2018 American Association for Agricultural Education National Conference
  • Distinguished Research Poster Award, 2018 American Association for Agricultural Education Southern Region Research Conference
  • Outstanding Article, 2nd Runner-up, Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
  • Distinguished Research Poster, SAAS, 2016
  • Distinguished Manuscript, SAAS, 2016
  • Outstanding Presentation, SAAS, 2016
  • Distinguished Manuscript Award, National Education Research Conference - 2015
  • Distinguished Researcher Award, 2014, American Association for Agricultural Education
  • Senior Fellow, American Association for Agricultural Education, inducted May 2013 in recognition of "exceptional and sustained contributions to the profession"
  • Dr. John and Mrs. Lois Imhoff Award for Outstanding Teaching and Student Mentoring, 2009
  • Honorary American FFA Degree, 2009
  • Alumni Award for Distinguished Faculty Achievement in Teaching and Public Service, 2006
  • Service Award, National Post-Secondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS), 2006
  • Teacher Fellow, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA), 2005
  • Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences - Southern Region, USDA and NASULGC, 2004
  • Distinguished Teaching Award - Southern Region, American Association for Agricultural Education, 2004
  • Jack G. Justus Award for Teaching Excellence, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, University of Arkansas, 2002
  • Fellow, University of Arkansas Teaching Academy, 1999
  • John W. White Award for Outstanding Teaching, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, University of Arkansas, 1998