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Agriculture professor has papers published in academic journals

May 14, 2018, in Latest News, Applied Agriculture and Food Studies

Dr. Thomas H. Paulsen, associate professor and chair of the applied agricultural and food studies program at Morningside College, co-authored three papers that were recently published in academic journals.

The papers appeared in the NACTA Journal, a publication of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture; the Journal of Research in Technical Careers; and the Journal of Agricultural Education.

One paper tracked the level of critical thinking by students in a capstone farm management course over several years. The other two papers examined the use of team-based learning in the capstone course and found the teaching style to be very effective.

Paulsen joined the faculty at Morningside College in 2016. Previously, he served for 21 years as a high school agricultural education instructor and FFA adviser and eight years as the coordinator of the agricultural teacher education program and professor-in-charge of the student-managed Ag 450 farm at Iowa State University in Ames. He has a doctorate in agricultural education from Iowa State University.