Dr. Talbert serves as
Coordinator of the Agricultural Education Program Area. His research is focused
on underrepresented populations in agriculture. He has studied ethnic minorities
in secondary agricultural education especially in urban areas. He is currently
exploring the factors that contribute to a successful urban secondary
agricultural education program.
PhD, Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University,
MS, Vocational & Technical Education, Virginia Tech, 1990
Agricultural Education, Virginia Tech, 1983
Agricultural Education Program Area
Coordinator, Student Teaching in
Coordinator, Indiana Agriculture Teachers Summer
YDAE 318 Coordinating Supervised
Agricultural Experience Programs
YDAE 565/EDCI 565 Principles of Adult
EDCI 285 Multiculturalism and Education
EDCI 498 Student
Teaching in Agricultural Education (Coordinator)
Member, Program Convener Council, Teacher Education Council, Purdue University
Member, STAR Academy Advisory Board, 1995-present
Owner, Listserv for American Association for Agricultural Education and for National Association of Agricultural Educators, 1995-present
Member, Purdue University Advisory Committee on Equity, 2007-2013
Co-facilitator, Fall Graduate Teaching Assistants Orientation, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University, 2003-2012
Member, National Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Advisory Committee, 2010-2011
Under-represented populations in agriculture and agricultural
education; adult learning; qualitative and mixed methods studies.
Co-Principal Investigator, Creating a Pipeline for Agricultural Education Teachers in Indiana, Indiana Education Roundtable. 2014-2016.
Principal Investigator, Engaging Underrepresented Populations in the Food and Agricultural Sciences through Urban Agriculture, USDA-SPECA. 2013-2016.
Principal Investigator, Development of a Methodology Handbook for Afghanistan Agriculture Teachers, People in Need. 2010-2011.
Principal Investigator, Agricultural Education Assessment System, Indiana Department of Education. 2010.
Co-Principal Investigator, Borlaug Fellows Program – India, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. 2007-2008.
Co-Principal Investigator, Online Volunteer Development, National FFA Organization. 2007-2008.
Principal Investigator, Development of Diversity Resource Kit for Agricultural Education, National FFA Organization. 2004-2005.