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Dr. Nancy Grudens-Schuck

Dr. Nancy Grudens-Schuck

Pronouns
she/her
Position
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Graduate Education & Certificates
  • Departmental Liaison, University Student Accessibility Services
My work in the department and across disciplinary fields focuses on extension and outreach, environmental improvement related to agriculture and natural resources, the connectedness of teaching and learning, and program evaluation and qualitative inquiry. Direct contact through email is best to make an appointment or to otherwise communicate or reach out. I would be happy to hear from you. I am in-person in Curtiss Hall several days of the week, especially during the regular term. Email me to connect!

Contact Info

217D Curtiss Hall
Farmhouse Lane
Ames
,
IA
50011-3150

Education

  • Ph.D. Cornell University 1998 Education
  • B.S. Cornell University 1982 Agriculture Honors and Distinction
  • M.S. Cornell University 1996 Education
  • M.A.T. Cornell University 1986 Teacher Education

More Information

Research and Outreach

  • Prairie Strips Interdisciplinary Team Link Here
drone view prairie strips

Drone view by Omar de Kok Mercado of the prairie strips team at flowering time. 

 

  • Nancy science fair booth demo PEWI

    Dr. Grudens Schuck demonstrating PEWI at a science teachers conference

Teaching Courses

  • AgEdS 414Developing Agricultural Education Programs in Non-Formal Settings

Basic concepts in planning, conducting, and evaluating educational programs in non-formal settings. Includes programming for youth and adults in Extension, agricultural industry, and related agencies.

  • AgEdS 524: Program Development and Evaluation in Agricultural and Extension Education 

​​Theories and practice of program planning for nonformal education. Addresses use of program logic modeling and considers critical theories of planning to address power and interests in program development, needs assessment, and evaluation.

  • AgEdS 568x: Qualitative Interviews and Analysis

Understanding the role of interviews in agricultural education research, basis for theory of meaning, and variations of interview technique among qualitative traditions. Development of facilitation technique for individual interviews; and focus groups. Transcription and basic qualitative analysis. Use of interview findings to prepare manuscripts.

University, College and Departmental Roles

  • Director of Graduate Education, and Director of Certificates
  • Chair, Governance Documents Committee
  • Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee
  • Department Liaison, University Student Accessibility Services
  • Departmental Liaison, University Parks Library