Dr. Scott Smalley

Assistant Professor

Recent Courses Taught

AgEdS 310 Foundation of Agricultural Education

AgEdS 520 Instructional Methods for Adult and Higher Education

Research Focus, Agenda, and Interests

Study of experiential learning in teacher education preparation as it relates to formal education at the secondary level. Areas of study include early field experiences, early and mid-career teachers, and teaching and learning in the classroom.

Research Agenda

  • Explore contemporary methods of utilizing experiential learning in the secondary classroom
  • Explore/Evaluate professional development needs of pre professionals, mid-career and veteran educators
  • Evaluate teacher stress and burn out of mid-career teachers and reasons for leaving the profession

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Smalley, S. W., & Retallick, M.S. (2016). Early Field Experience of Business and Family and Consumer Sciences Education. NACTA Journal. 60(4) 352-357.
  • Paulsen, T. H., Smalley, S. W., Retallick, M. S., (2016). Student Teacher Activities- are they relevant?  The university supervisor’s perspective. Journal of Agricultural Education, 57(3), 33-54. doi: 10.5032/jae.2016.03033
  • Smalley, S.W., DeBates, D., & Smith, A. (2016). A One-Day Campus-Based Recruitment Event for Agricultural and Family and Consumer Sciences Education Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education 33 (Special Edition 1)
  • Smalley, S.W., Retallick, M.S., Metzger, D., & Greiman, B. (2016). Analysis of Leadership Perceptions, Skills, and Traits as Perceived by Agribusiness and Industry Professionals. NACTA Journal. 60(1a).
  • Smalley, S. W., Retallick, M. S., & Paulsen, T. H. (2015). Cooperating Teachers' Perspectives of Student Teaching Skills and Activities. Journal of Agricultural Education. 56(3). 123 - 137. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.04123 1st Runner up Outstanding Journal Article Issue 56
  • Smalley, S. W., Retallick, M. S., Paulsen, T. H. (2015). Relevance of Student Teaching Skills and Activities from the Perspective of the Student teacher. Journal of Agricultural Education, 56(1), 73-91. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.01073
  • Smalley, S. W., & Retallick, M.S. (2012). Agricultural Education Early Field Experience Through The Lens of The EFE Model. Journal of Agricultural Education, 53(2), 99-109. Doi: 10.5032/jae.2012.02099
  • Smalley, S. W., & Retallick, M.S. (2011). Purposes, Activities, and Documentation of Early Field Experience in Agricultural Teacher Education: A National Delphi Study. Journal of Agricultural Education, 52(3), 100-109.doi: 10.5032/jae.2011.03100
Area of Expertise: 
Teacher Education
B.S. Michigan State University, 2001
M.S. Iowa State University, 2006
Ph.D. Iowa State University, 2011
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