Jerry L Peters
Youth Development and Agricultural Education
- Professor – Agricultural Education
Agricultural Administration Building Room 220
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Professor Peters seeks
experiences beyond the Purdue community that will give him new insights into
Agricultural Education. For instance, he taught an off-campus course for
Louisiana State University in 1984 and traveled to Zaria, Nigeria during the
summer of 1989 working as a visiting professor at Ahmadu Bello University.
Peters' experience at Ahmadu Bello University provided him with new insights and
perspectives on education which he has taken into the classroom. Peters was also
able to gain international experience in a developing country, thus opening the
doors for him to consider further interest in international work. During the
summer of 1994, Peters visited Zamorano Escula Agricola Panamericana in
Tegucigalpa, Honduras to help in the establishment of university relations with
Zamorano in order to develop international experiences for Purdue agricultural
education students and secondary agricultural science and business teachers in
Zamorano's rural development program. International travels to Nigeria, Germany,
Belgium, France, Costa Rica, Honduras, Tunisia, Kyrgyzstan, Algeria, and most
recently three different teaching symposiums he has presented in Afghanistan
have provided Peters with enriched perspectives about education that he shares
with his students.
Peters has been working with the Indiana Center for
Cultural Exchange at Purdue University and the Department of State to present
leadership training sessions to youth through the Middle East Partnership
Initiative involving several middle eastern countries and leadership training
sessions to youth and adults through the USPORT Kyrgyzstan, USPORT Lebanon and
Ohio State University Agricultural Education
MS Purdue University
BS Purdue University Agricultural Education
Development and Agricultural Education Primary Committee
Indiana Association of Agricultural Educators - Purdue Collegiate
Member, Agricultural Education Advisory Committee
Marshall, Winter Commencement Ceremony, 2009
YDAE 240 Seminar in Agricultural Education – Course Assistant
Fall & Spring
YDAE 440 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education
YDAE 441 Field Experience in Agricultural Education Programs
Student Teaching in Agricultural Education – University Supervisor
Exploring International Education & Engagement – Travel Course to Costa
YDAE 642 Seminar on Wings to Costa Rica
YDAE 643 Training and
Delivery of Advanced Life Science Curriculum
Superintendent, National FFA
Agricultural Issues Forum Career Development Event, 2003-present
National FFA Career Development Event Superintendent Committee,
Reviewer, Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension
Judge, Association for International Agricultural and
Extension Education Conference, 2010-11
Reviewer, American Association for
Agricultural Education Research Conference, 2009-10
Reviewer, Southern Region
American Association for Agricultural Education Research Conference,
Member, Professional Development Committee, American Association for
Agricultural Education, 2007-09
Reviewer, Western Region American Association
for Agricultural Education Research Conference, 2009
Professor Peters' research is
directly linked to his teaching and his belief in creating an effective
atmosphere for learning. His interest is in teacher effectiveness through the
development of teaching strategies/methods that can be used both in teacher
preparation and in the classroom by teachers. Specifically, his research has
focused on reflective teaching in secondary teacher preparation programs and
S.A.I., Student Assisted Instruction, a teaching strategy for secondary high
school teachers. Peters continually receives requests from his peers in
agricultural teacher education for his work on reflective teaching. His
materials continue to help new professors in the field. Dr. Peters has conducted
research studies using experimental research designs and survey research
Kabul University Faculty Leadership Program. 2011 - 2013.
Director, Revision of Focusing on Agriculture Issues Materials and Maintenance
of Website for Focusing on Agricultural Issues Instructional Materials. June 1,
2003 to June 30, 2012.
Project Director, Management, Implementation and
Coordination Of Helmand Agricultural Solutions for Improved Livelihoods(HASIL).
September 21, 2007 - March 31, 2012.
Project Director, Development of a
Study Abroad Program to Jamaica. 2011.
Trainer, Indiana National Guard
Agriculture Development Team Training Program September 2008, 2009, 2010,
Co-Project Director, Unity through Sports (USPORT) – Algeria.
November 1, 2006 – February 27, 2009
Co-Project Director, Purdue
University Advancing Afghan Agriculture Alliance. July 8, 2009 – July 26,
Trainer, Texas National Guard Agriculture Development Team Training
Program January 29 – February 2, 2009
Trainer, Tennessee National Guard
Agriculture Development Team Training Program February 9 – 13, 2009 v
Awards & Honors
(2012) American Association for Communication Excellence Bronze Award. ACE (Association for Communication Excellence).
(2011) Purdue Agriculture 2011 Team Award. Purdue Agriculture.
Peters, J. L. (2013). Strengthening Extension Skills of Young Afghanistan-Pakistan Professionals. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Poster presentation.
Peters, J. L., & Talbert, B. A. (2013). Teaching the Science and Technology of Agriculture and Its Resources to Urban Students. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 85(4).
Peters, J. L. (2012). Unity Through Sports (USPORT) in Algeria. 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Retrieved from http://www.hiceducation.org/EDU2012.pdf
Peters, J. L. (2012). Agriculture Teacher Workshop for Agriculture High Schools in Afghanistan. 28th Annual Association for Internatinal Agricultural and Extensionn Education Conference. Retrieved from http://www.aiaee.org/attachments/article/1471/19(2).pdf
Wynkoop, R., Peters, J. L., Talbert, B. A., & Esters, L. (2011). Educational Technology Use and Acquisition in Secondary Agricultural Education Classrooms. 2011 North Central AAAE Conference.
Peters, J. L., & Wynkoop, R. (2011). Curriculum Development for the Agricultural Vocational High Schools of Afghanistan: Building a Sustainable Future. 2011 World Conference in conjunction with AIAEE.
Stanish, L., Peters, J. L., & Nowak, C. (2010). The Role and Benefits of the 4-H Club Program in Poland. Association for International Agriculture and Extension Education Conference, May 15-18, 2010,.
Farris, E., McKinley, S., Ayres, J., Peters, J. L., & Brady, C. (2009). County-Level Extension Leadership: Understanding Volunteer Board Member Motivation. The Journal of Extension, 47(5), 4. Retrieved from http://www.joe.org/joe/2009october/rb3.php
Tetteh, E., Latif, N., McGlothlin, J., & Peters, J. L. (2009). Impacts of Frequency and Posture on Body Mass Index in Manual Handling Tasks. Uman Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 19(4), 15. Retrieved from http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122421079/issue
Stanish, L., Peters, J. L., & Czeslaw, N. (2009). The role of the 4-H club program in Poland. XIX European Seminar on Extension Education, 3.