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Robert Martin, Agricultural Education and Studies, (515) 294- 0896
Steve Jones, News Service, (515) 294-4778


AMES, Iowa -- Robert Martin is the new head of the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University. Martin, interim head of the department since January, replaces Richard Carter, who was named director of the Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer at ISU.

Martin's teaching involves courses on educational delivery systems, administration and supervision, international education, and adult and extension education. He also coordinates the Teacher's Academy on Agricultural Awareness, a summer workshop for elementary teachers. Martin's research has focused on adult education and the role of international agriculture in agricultural education.

A professor in the agricultural education and studies department, Martin has been on the ISU faculty since 1983. Prior to his arrival at ISU, Martin was on the faculty at Purdue University and Pennsylvania State University. He has served as a high school agriculture teacher in Indiana and a principal and teacher of agriculture and biology in Nigeria.

Martin earned a Ph.D. degree from Penn State and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Purdue.


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