Tyson Sorensen

Agricultural Education, Teacher Education


Tyson Sorensen

Contact Information

Office Hours: By appointment
Office Location: ASTE 111
Phone: (435) 797-5741
Email: tyson.sorensen@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Science Education, (Agricultural Education), Oregon State University, 2015
Agriculture Teachers' Work and Family Domain Characteristics, Work-Family Conflict, and Turnover Intentions: A National Study
MS, Agricultural Systems Technology, (Agricultural Education), Utah State University, 2005
Inservice Needs and Perceived Competencies of Utah Secondary Agricultural Education Instructors
BS, Agricultural Education, Utah State University, 2004

Biography

Tyson is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education with a Ph.D. earned from Oregon State University in 2015.

Teaching Interests

Agricultural Education

Research Interests

Assessing the need for a sufficient scientific and professional workforce through school-based agricultural education. Focus on: Teacher attrition and retention, diversified teacher recruitment, the work-family interface, teacher competence and professional development, STEM illumination within SBAE, and student career preparation

Awards

United States Department of Agriculture Excellence in College and University Teaching in Food and Agricultural Sciences Award in the "Early Career" category, 2020

USDA and APLU

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award, 2020

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Outstanding Research Impact Award, 2019

Western Region, American Association for Agricultural Education

Outstanding Research Poster , 2019

Western Region, American Association for Agricultural Education

Western Region Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences in the New Teacher category, 2019

USDA-NIFA, UF, & APLU

Outstanding Early Career (Young Member) Award, 2018

Western Region of the American Association for Agricultural Education

Outstanding Research Poster Design, 2018

Western Region, American Association for Agricultural Education

President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2018

Winrock International

Most Outstanding Undergraduate Oral Presentation Award- Social Science & Education Discipline, 2018

Utah State University Student Research Symposium

Journal of Agricultural Education 2nd runner-up: Outstanding Journal Article for Volume 57, 2017

Journal of Agricultural Education; American Association for Agricultural Education

Journal of Agricultural Education runner-up: Outstanding Journal Article for Volume 57, 2017

Journal of Agricultural Education; American Association for Agricultural Education

Most Outstanding Research Paper, 2017

American Association for Agricultural Education

Secondary Education Outstanding Supervisor Award for 2016-2017, 2017

Utah State University, School of Teacher Education and Leadership

1st Place- Outstanding Research Poster, 2015

Western Region, American Association for Agricultural Education

Distinguished Manuscript Award, 2015

Western Region, American Association for Agricultural Education

Distinguished Manuscript Award, 2015

Western Region, American Association for Agricultural Education

Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2015

North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)

Distinguished Manuscript Award, 2015

American Association for Agricultural Education

Distinguished Manuscript Award, 2015

American Association for Agricultural Education

Distinguished Manuscript Award, 2014

Western Region, American Association for Agricultural Education

Outstanding Research Presentation Award, 2014

Western Region, American Association for Agricultural Education


Publications | Curriculum

  • Lawver, R.G, Sorensen, T., (2016). Utah Agricultural Education Natural Resources Science I and II Curriculum Library. Utah State Board of Education *
  • Sorensen, T., Lawver, R.G, Lucas, M., Dutton, C., Dalling, C., (2016). Utah Curriculum for Agricultural Education. *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

Professional Journal

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | MultiMedia

    Audio

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Technical Reports

    Other Reports

    • Sorensen, T., (2017). CAFPPP Macenta (Republic of Guinea) Institutional Assessment and Strategic Plan: Final Report. . USAID and Winrock International Technical Report *

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    Magazine/Trade Publications

    • Sorensen, T., (2018). Agricultural education saving the world: Addressing food security and other complex issues. The Agricultural Education Magazine *
    • Cromer, A., Sorensen, T., (2017). Investing in your career: Building career wealth through professional development in the early stages of the career. The Agricultural Education Magazine *

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2020
    ASTE 4150 - Methods of Teaching Agriculture, Fall 2020
    ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2020
    CEAS 5700 - Continuing Education Unit: Special Topics in Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, Summer 2020
    ASTE, TEE 6150 - Evaluation and Assessment, Summer 2020
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2020
    ASTE 3240 - Teaching in Laboratory Settings, Spring 2020
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Fall 2019
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2019
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2019
    ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2019
    CEAS 5700 - Continuing Education Unit: Special Topics in Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, Summer 2019
    CEAS 5700 - Continuing Education Unit: Special Topics in Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, Summer 2019
    CEAS 5700 - Continuing Education Unit: Special Topics in Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, Summer 2019
    ASTE 6150 - Evaluation and Assessment, Summer 2019
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2019
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2019
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2019
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2019
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2019
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2019
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2019
    ASTE 3300 - Clinical Experience in Agricultural Education, Spring 2019
    ASTE 3300 - Clinical Experience in Agricultural Education, Spring 2019
    ASTE 3620 - Managing the FFA and SAE Programs, Spring 2019
    ASTE, TEE 3200, 3240 - Teaching in Laboratory Settings, Spring 2019
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Fall 2018
    ASTE 3300 - Clinical Experience in Agricultural Education, Fall 2018
    CEAS 5700 - Continuing Education Unit: Special Topics in Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, Fall 2018
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2018
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2018
    ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2018
    ASTE 6310 - Advanced Agriculture Teaching Methods, Summer 2018
    CEAS 5700 - Continuing Education Unit: Special Topics in Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, Summer 2018
    ASTE 6150 - Evaluation and Assessment, Summer 2018
    ASTE 6450 - Graduate Topics in Agricultural Education (Study Abroad Program Ecuador), Summer 2018
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Summer 2018
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2018
    ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Spring 2018
    CEAS 5700 - Continuing Education Unit: Special Topics in Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, Spring 2018
    ASTE 3620 - Managing the FFA and SAE Programs, Spring 2018
    ASTE, TEE 3200, 3240 - Teaching in Laboratory Settings, Spring 2018
    ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Fall 2017
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2017
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2017
    ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2017
    ASTE 6150 - Evaluation and Assessment, Summer 2017
    ASTE 6150 - Evaluation and Assessment, Summer 2017
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Summer 2017
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2017
    ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Spring 2017
    ASTE 3620 - Managing the FFA and SAE Programs, Spring 2017
    TEE 3200 - Methods of Teaching Engineering and Technology Education I, Spring 2017
    ASTE 3240 - Teaching in Laboratory Settings, Spring 2017
    ASTE 4300 - Clinical Experience II in Agricultural Education, Fall 2016
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2016
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2016
    ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2016
    ASTE 5550 - Continuing Education in Agricultural Education, Summer 2016
    ASTE 6450 - Graduate Topics in Agricultural Education, Summer 2016
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Summer 2016
    ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Spring 2016
    ASTE 3620 - Managing the FFA and SAE Programs, Spring 2016
    ASTE 3240 - Teaching in Laboratory Settings, Spring 2016
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2015
    USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2015
    ASTE 2710 - Orientation to Agriculture Education, Fall 2015

    Extension

    Leadership Through the 21st Century, 2016 - 2016

    Graduate Students Mentored

    Cory Ortiz, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, January 2021
    Emalee Brown, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, June 2019
    Olivia Horning, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, September 2018
    Michelle Burrows, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, May 2018
    Jamee Joseph, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, January 2018
    Katelyn Huffman, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, January 2018
    Ty Bevan, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, January 2018
    Mitchel Bowles, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, September 2017
    Colton Marble, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, October 2017 - May 2019
    Cassie Joiner, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, January 2018 - December 2018
    Ashley Cromer, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, July 2016 - July 2018
    Ty Smith, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, September 2017 - May 2018