Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Development
Jeffrey's efforts at Cornell are centered on teaching and education. As a member of the Department of Global Development, he brings an educational and science based perspective into the humanities department. He works to build the Education Minor and the MAT in Agriculture Education through our collaboration with Ithaca College. He advises Agricultural Science major undergraduates and graduate students interested in Extension and Outreach as a part of their graduate programs.
His teaching is focused on the application of theory into community and school organizations. The Art of Teaching (EDUC 2410) is a survey course that serves students across the University as a gateway into the Education Minor and an introduction into the many facets of formal and non-formal education. Jeffrey continues to work with agriculture educators across the state and support student knowledge of that through Youth Organizations and Leadership (EDUC 3350), Outreach, Extension and Instruction (EDUC 3510), and Program Planning (EDUC 3320).
- EDUC 2410: The Art of Teaching
- EDUC 5350: Youth Organizations
- EDUC 5320: Program Planning in Agriculture Science
- EDUC 3510/5510: Extension, Outreach and Instruction
Outreach and Extension Focus
Jeffrey advises school districts interested in establishing new agriculture education programs by providing resources and facilitating the process of registering an FFA chapter and hiring staff.
He advises the Collegiate FFA and am Alumni President of the Cornell Chapter of Alpha Zeta, the co-education agricultural fraternity on campus. He is asked to present to student and professional organizations across campus about aspects of curriculum development and lesson planning each semester. Jeffrey also serves on the Board of Directors for the NY FFA Leadership Training Foundation.
- PhD, Cornell University, 2018
- Master of Science, Virginia Tech, 1991
- Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1989
Youth Leadership Development
Awards & Honors
- Teacher Mentor Award, NY Association of Agriculture Educators, 2016
- Outstanding Alumni Member, National Alpha Zeta Fraternity, 2014
- Outstanding Senior Teacher, 2007
- New York Association of Agriculture Educators Teacher of Teacher Award, 2006
- New York Association of Agriculture Educators Outstanding Adult Career Service To Youth, Honorable Mention, 2003,
- Wyoming County Youth Bureau Outstanding Agriculture Program, Letchworth Agriculture Dept., 2002
- New York Association of Agriculture Educators Teacher of the Year, Letchworth Student Council, 2003
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Ithaca, NY 14853
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Jeffrey in the news
Mikala Anderson ’23 is majoring in agricultural sciences with a concentration in education and society at CALS. For the past two summers, she has participated in a summer internship at the Delaware County office of Cornell Cooperative Extension, first as a Cornell Cooperative Extension summer intern and last summer as part of the Dairy Sustainability Key Performance Indicator Project overseen by Quirine Ketterings, professor of nutrient management and director of the Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) in the Department of Animal Science. Here, Anderson shares her love of agriculture, and how her time in CALS has shifted her career plans and her perspectives.
- Cornell Cooperative Extension
- Agriculture Sciences Major
- Animal Science
What are the goals of the NMB curriculum? Olivo: It is important to engage youth in different aspects of agriculture and sustainability. Growing awareness about sustainability among new generations is very relevant to getting them interested in...
- Animal Science
- Department of Global Development