Agriculture professor serves on board for national organization

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

Dr. Thomas H. Paulsen, associate professor and chair of the applied agricultural and food studies program at Morningside College, is serving a two-year term on the board of directors for the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) organization.

Paulsen represents the Central Region, serving as a liaison between the board and membership across the central United States.

NACTA is a professional society that promotes, recognizes and rewards excellence in teaching agriculture and related subjects at the postsecondary level. Members are from two-year and four-year colleges.

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.