Department: Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education

James Anderson

James AndersonAssistant Professor
Director, Distance and Graduate Education
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education

Expert in administration of projects and programs; and distance learning

jcanders@vt.edu
540-231-2608
http://www.alce.vt.edu/about/people/faculty-staff/anderson/anderson-james.html

Expertise

  • Online instruction
  • Recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations in agriculture
  • Leadership development
  • Student motivation and engagement
  • Social justice
  • Program development and evaluation
  • OMALS (Online Masters of Agricultural and Life Sciences)

Thomas Archibald

Tom ArchibaldAssistant professor, Extension specialist
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education

Expert in program evaluation and project design

tgarch@vt.edu
540-231-6192
http://www.alce.vt.edu/about/people/faculty-staff/archibald/archibald-bio.html

Expertise

  • Program evaluation
  • Evaluation capacity building
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Evidence-based programs
  • Non-formal education
  • Evaluative thinking
  • Translational research
  • Community education
  • Community development
  • International agricultural education and training

Curtis Friedel

Curtis FriedelAssistant Professor and undergraduate program director
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education

Expert in problem solving and critical thinking as it relates to learning, leadership and managing change; human development; sociological and technological change affecting individuals, community capital; and youth development

cfriedel@vt.edu
540-231-8177
http://www.alce.vt.edu/about/people/faculty-staff/friedel/friedel-bio.html

Expertise

  • Problem-solving
  • Adaption and innovation
  • Leadership and social change
  • Community planning

Kim Niewolny

Kim NiewolnyAssociate professor, Extension specialist
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education

Expert in community education and development, civic agriculture, and community food systems

niewolny@vt.edu
540-231-5784
http://www.alce.vt.edu/about/people/faculty-staff/niewolny/niewolny-bio.html

Expertise

  • Participatory¬†approaches to adult, extension, and community-based education
  • Action research and community-based participatory research
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Community food work and social justice
  • Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition and Virginia AgrAbility

Karen Vines

Karen VinesContinuing Professional Education specialist
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and
Community Education

Expert in leadership and professional development

kvines@vt.edu
540-231-1264
http://www.alce.vt.edu/about/people/faculty-staff/vines/vines-bio.html

Expertise

  • Models for Extension program delivery and engagement
  • Community-based problem solving
  • Extension program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Development of Extension professionals and volunteers