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Joshua E. Rice, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development Programs
Joshua E. Rice, Ph.D.
115A Ag Sciences & Industries Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-3828
Fax: 814-863-5858

Areas of Expertise

  • Youth Development/4-H
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Experiential Learning
  • Program Development

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Education

  1. Ph.D. in Human and Community Development, West Virginia University, 2012
  2. M.A. in Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia University, 2010
  3. Teacher certification in Agricultural Education grades 6­-12, West Virginia University, 2009
  4. B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, West Virginia University, 2007

Recent Publications

Rice, J. E., Rugg, B., & Davis, S. (2016). Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge: Infusing Agricultural Science and Engineering Concepts into 4-H Youth Development. Journal of Extension, 54(3). doi:3IAW4.

Rice, J.E. (2014).  Science of Agriculture Response (SOAR): Integrating science content standards into 4-H youth development curriculum and 4-H projects. Presented at the 12th Annual North Central Region American Association of Agricultural Educators Research Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Rice, J.E., LaVergne, D.D., & Gartin, S.A. (2012). Agricultural teacher perceptions of school components as motivational factors to continue teaching and demotivational factors to discontinue teaching. Journal of Career and Technical Education, 26(2), 105-115. 

Rice, J.E., LaVergne, D., Gartin, S.A. (2013). Examining agricultural mechanic competencies of former high school agricultural education students. Presented at the 2013 American Association of Agricultural Educators National Research Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Kneer, A.M., LaVergne, D., Rice, J.E., Gartin, S.A., Kessell, J.E. (2013). An Urban Fair for Underrepresented Youth in 4-H: The Baltimore City 4-H Expo. Presented at the 2013 American Association of Agricultural Educators National Research Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Rice, J. E. (2014, January/February). Utilizing various media sources to recruit students into high school agricultural science programs. Agricultural Education Magazine, 86(4), 13-15.