Faculty Profile for Dr. Ryan Gerald Anderson

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Dr. Ryan Gerald Anderson
Assistant Professor — Department of Agricultural Sciences
AG 206
phone: (512) 245-2130

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Anderson grew up on his families farm in Illinois where they raised crops and livestock. He has a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education from Illinois State University. He received his Master's degree in Agricultural Science from Texas A&M-Commerce and his Ph.D. in Career & Technical Education from Virginia Tech.

Teaching Interests

Methods of teaching agricultural mechanics.

Research Interests

The use of Virtual & Augmented Reality in teaching & learning.
STEM applications in Agriculture
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning in Agriculture

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Anderson, K., Anderson, R. G., & Swafford, M. (n.d.). Effects of a Professional Development Workshop on Career and Technical Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Teach Two-Stroke Engine Repair Skills: A Preliminary Study. Career and Technical Education Research Journal.
  • Rowe, Z. C., Drewery, M. L., Anderson, R. G., & Russo, C. M. (2022). Challenges and opportunities faced by veterinary technicians in the workplace during COVID-19. Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences, 9, 1–8. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.831127
  • Kornegay, K., Drewery, M. L., & Anderson, R. G. (2022). Effect of Covid-19 on faculty participation in teaching training. NACTA, 66, 1–8.
  • Garza, G., Drewery, M. L., & Anderson, R. G. (2022). Online teaching workshops: A Covid-19 survey on faculty teaching agriculture. NACTA, 66, 19–25.
  • Figland, W., & Anderson, R. G. (n.d.). Agricultural Mechanics Skills Possessed by Post- Secondary Students Prior to Enrolling In an Agricultural Mechanics Teaching Methods Course. Journal of Agricultural Education.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Paper Presentation, Association of Career and Technical Education Research. November 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Paper Presentation., Association of Career and Technical Education Research. November 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Innovative Idea Poster, National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development Blue Ribbon Papers Research Conference. October 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Innovative Idea Poster, National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development Blue Ribbon Papers Research Conference. October 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Research Poster, National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development Blue Ribbon Papers Research Conference. October 2021

Selected Grants

  • Drewery, Merritt L (Principal), Anderson, Ryan Gerald (Co-Principal). Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, & Mathematics: integrating scientific inquiry in curriculum for pre-service Agricultural Education teachers (STEAM-AGED), USDA HSI Education Grants Program, Federal, $275000. (Submitted: January 2021, Funded: September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2025). Grant.
  • Khaleghian, Seyedmeysam (Principal), Emami, Anahita (Co-Principal), Faroughi, Salah A. (Co-Principal), Anderson, Ryan G. (Co-Principal). USDA HSI: Smart Farm Program, NIFA USDA, Federal, $270119. (Submitted: January 2022, Funded: August 2022 - July 2026). Grant.
  • Anderson, Ryan Gerald (Principal), Borges, Bradley Donald (Co-Principal). Wow- The Women of Welding Series, USDA, Federal, $100000. (Submitted: January 21, 2021, Funded: September 2021 - August 2023). Grant.
  • Anderson, Ryan Gerald (Principal), Borges, Bradley Donald (Co-Principal). Promoting STEM-Based Careers in the welding industry through Virtual Reality-Based Training., The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research 2020 Excellence in Innovation award from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi., Texas State University, $9000. (Funded: January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021). Grant.
  • Borges, Bradley Donald, Anderson, Ryan Gerald. Connecting Students to STEM Careers and Emerging Technologies in Agriculture: Drone Operation and Application., The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research 2020 Excellence in Innovation award from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi., Texas State University, $9000. (Funded: January 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Undergraduate Advisor
Collegiate FFA Organization
August 2019-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
Agricultural Mechanics Association
August 2019-Present
Member
State Teach Ag Results (STAR) program
August 2019-Present
Member
National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development Seminar and Blue Ribbon Posters
2006-Present
Editorial Board
Career and Technical Education Research Journal
2017-2025