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Roger L Tormoehlen

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Department Head and Professor - Youth Development and Agriculture Education
765.494.8423
765.496.1152
Agricultural Administration Building Room 214
615 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Agricultural & Biological Engineering 

  • Courtesy Professor Ag & Bio Engr

Faculty Profile
Dr. Tormoehlen serves as the administrative leader for the department. Additionally he provides leadership to the engineering-related projects in the Indiana 4-H program. Specific subject matter areas include: aerospace, bicycle, computers, electricity and electronics, lawn and garden tractors and equipment, agricultural tractors and equipment, robotics, safety, software engineering, and woodworking.

Education:
Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering (Emphasis on Safety Engineering), Purdue University, 1985
M.S., Agricultural Education, Purdue University, 1982
B.S., Agricultural Education, Purdue University, 1980

Department Responsibilities
Administrative leader (department head)

Courses Taught
YDAE 555 Foundations of Agricultural Education, Extension and Communiation (Team taught with Drs. Brady and Knobloch)

Professional Service
Treasurer-elect, American Association for Agricultural Education, 2011-12
Chair, NCAC-24 (North Central Committee Administrative Committee on Agricultural Education research, 2007 – 2009
Vice-chair NCAC-24 (North Central Committee Administrative Committee on Agricultural Education research, 2005 – 2007


Research Interests
Electronic-based learning, engineering literacy, inquiry/challenge-based learning

Grants & Projects
Prolect Director, Youth Farm Safety Educational and Certification Program: Development and Management of Instructor Training, USDA NIFA Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Grant Program. 2007-12

Project Director, Implementation and Maintenance of a Model Administrative Management System for the HOSTA Program, USDA NIFA Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Grant Program. 2005-09

Project Director, Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Model Administrative Management System for the HOSTA Program, USDA NIFA Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Grant Program. 2004-09

Co-Project Director, Development and Implementation of an Online Agricultural Education Volunteer Leader Training Program. National FFA Organization. 2006-08

Project Director, A User-Friendly Portal to Age Appropriate Tasks on the HOSTA Website, USDA NIFA Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Grant Program. 2006-08

Co-Project Director, Cultural Competence and Global Competitiveness: An Educational Approach, USDA Informal Science Education Grant Program. 2005-08

Co- Project Director, An Effective Training Program for Volunteer Development within the FFA Organization, National FFA Organization. 2004-05

Project Director, Implementation of a National Youth Farm Safety Certification Database, USDA NIFA Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Grant Program. 2002-04 v

Awards & Honors

(2003) Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence. American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE).

(2003) Cooperative Extension System Award for Diversity, Certificate of Recognition. National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

(2003) Dean's Team Award. Purdue University School of Agriculture.

(2003) Distinguished Service to Safety Award. National Safety Council.

(2003) Model Approach for Delivering Services to Persons with Disabilities Award. American Rehabilitation Association.

(2003) National Winner, Educational Package - Individual. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

(2003) Team Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Association.

(2002) Distinguished Service to Safety Award. National Safety Council.

Selected Publications

Peng, J., Tormoehlen, R. L., Talbert, B. A., & Russell, M. (2010). Identifying Employee Training Topics and Their Value in Development of an Effective Chinese Business by United States Agricultural Companies: A Delphi Study. Journal of Business & Leadership, 6(1), 78-88.

Peng, J., Tormoehlen, R. L., Talbert, B. A., & Russell, M. (2009). International business networks and partnerships development: A case for Chinese market development strategies by U.S. agricultural companies. Journal of Business & Leadership, 5(1), 48-58.

Mann, A. J., Field, W. E., French, B. F., & Tormoehlen, R. L. (2009). Identification, validation, and dissemination of written exam questions for the Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order (AgHOs) mandated curriculums. Proceedings of the National Institute for Farm Safety Conference.

DeBoy, G., Jones, P., Field, W. E., Metcalf, J., & Tormoehlen, R. L. (2008). Estimating the Prevalence of Disability within the U.S. Farm and Ranch Population. Journal of Agromedicine, 13(3), 175-190.

French, B., Breidenbach, D., Field, W. E., & Tormoehlen, R. L. (2007). The Psychometric Properties Of The Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order Certification Training Program Written Examinations. Journal of Agricultural Education, 48(4), 11-19.

Ortega, R. R., Tormoehlen, R. L., Field, W. E., & Machtmes, K. L. (2002). Determining Critical Subject Matter Content for a Safety Certification Program for Youth Employed in Agricultural Production. Journal of Agricultural Education.

Ortega, R. R., Tormoehlen, R. L., Field, W. E., & Machtmes, K. L. (2002). Determining Critical Subject Matter Content for a Safety Certification Program for Youth Employed in Agricultural Production. Journal of Agricultural Education.

Sutherlin, N. S., Field, W. E., Purschwitz, M. A., Tablert, B. A., & Tormoehlen, R. L. (2002). The Role of Gender Differences on the Frequency and Causality of Farm-Related Fatalities Involving Children and Adolescents in Indiana and Wisconsin from 1970 to 1999.. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health.

Tormoehlen, R. L., Barkman, S., Fox, R. J., Vollmer, W., & Personett, C. (2001). Youth Learniing Net. World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources, 520-526.

Tormoehlen, R. L., Ortega, R. R., Field, W. E., & Machtmes, K. L. (2001). Effectiveness of Electronic-based Educational Strategies for Teaching Community Based Agricultural Safety Programs to Youth. World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources, 527-533.