Human Resource Education Faculty Honored for Distinguished Research Paper
BATON ROUGE – LSU School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development faculty members James C. Bunch, Joe Kotrlik and Krisanna Machtmes were recently awarded the Distinguished Research Paper Award at the annual national meeting and research conference for the American Association for Agricultural Education, or AAAE, in Colombus, Ohio.
The paper was one of five recognized. Bunch, Kotrlik, Machtmes and graduate students Shelli Danjean and Carli McClure co-authored three papers accepted for presentation.
The research paper, titled “Louisiana extension educators’ perceptions of the benefit and relevance of participating in an international extension experience toward their career” was part of a study to examine Louisiana secondary agricultural educators’ perceptions of the benefit and relevance of participating in an international experience toward their teaching career.
The purpose of the Distinguished Research Award is to recognize individual members of the AAAE’s Southern region for outstanding research conducted that contributes in a superior manner to the agricultural education profession. Manuscripts submitted are evaluated by importance to the field of agricultural education, quality and programmatic improvement potential.
Assistant professor of agricultural education, J. C. Bunch, recently returned from the Republic Liberia, Africa, after training faculty at four community colleges.
Kotrilk, the Alumni professor of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development, began working at LSU in 1978. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 articles in refereed journals or bulletins and received 17 awards, prizes or lectureships with recognition of scholarly, creative achievement.
Machtmes, an associated professor, has won the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award based on consistently high course evaluations, dedication and quality of instruction.
The LSU School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development offers programs dedicated to producing world class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in three areas of focus: agricultural and extension education and youth development, career & technical education and human resource and leadership development. Visit the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development at lsu.edu/shrewd.
The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, the college brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at chse.lsu.edu.