Brian Warnick

Technology, Design & Technical Education (TDTE)

Department Head | Professor


Brian Warnick

Contact Information

Office Location: IS 112D
Phone: (435) 797-0378
Email: brian.warnick@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Education, (Agricultural Education, Science Education), Oregon State University, 2004
The First Year of Teaching Agricultural Education: A National Study
MS, Agricultural Systems Technology, (Secondary and Postsecondary Agricultural Education), Utah State University, 1998
The Effects of Using Agricultural Applications in Teaching High School Biology on Student Achievement as Measured by a State Core Competency Test
BS, Secondary Education-Biology; Special Education, Utah State University, 1994

Licensures & Certifications

Teaching Scholar Certificate, Utah State University's Empowering Teaching Excellence, 2022
Leading at USU, Utah State University, 2021
Certificate in Effective Instruction, Association of College and University Educators, 2021
Professional Educator Level III License, Utah State Board of Education, 1994

Biography

Brian Warnick was raised in Wyoming and received bachelor's degrees in Secondary Education-Biology and Special Education and a master's degree in Agricultural Systems Technology, all from USU. He taught high school agriculture and biology in Box Elder School District for seven years before accepting a faculty position at Oregon State University where he earned a Ph.D. He has been a professor of agricultural education at Utah State University since 2004. From 2014-2022, he served as associate dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences and now heads the Department of Technology, Design, and Technical Education. He and his wife, Tami, live in Providence and have three children.

Teaching Interests

The primary focus of my teaching is to prepare secondary agricultural education teachers and other professionals who provide community-based agricultural education through extension, communication, and agricultural literacy programs. Providing students with solid, content-specific pedagogical skills and knowledge is at the forefront of my teaching agenda.

Research Interests

My research interests include assessing the professional and continuing education needs of agricultural educators, assessing models for the effective delivery of teacher professional development programs, assessing career decision making, and assessing university student recruitment and retention.


Graduate Student Advising Statement
While my current ability to serve as a primary advisor or committee chair for graduate students is limited, I do welcome opportunities to serve as a member of graduate committees. I view my role in graduate advising as a facilitator of student success, serving as a coach or guide as the graduate student develops confidence and independence. I will treat graduate students with whom I work with a high level of respect and view them as lifelong colleagues. I will commit to being approachable, kind, encouraging, and helpful. At the same time, I expect the graduate students with whom I work to be open to feedback and input, work toward becoming independent scholars, maintain appropriate timelines for completion of degree requirements, maintain high level of ethical behavior, and communicate concerns and issues quickly. My primary objective is to support graduate students in reaching their educational and career goals.

Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award, 2024

Utah Association for Career and Technical Education -- Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division

AAAE Fellow, 2018

American Association for Agricultural Education

Outstanding Agricultural Educator, 2017

Western Region of the American Association for Agricultural Education

Excellence in Student Advocacy and Support Award, 2015

Utah State University Student Association (USUSA)

Western Region Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013

United States Department of Agriculture

University Teacher of the Year/Eldon J. Gardner Teaching Award, 2012

Utah State University

Outstanding Early Career Member Award, 2011

American Association for Agricultural Education

Honorary State FFA Degree, 2018

Utah FFA Association

First Place Innovative Idea Poster, 2014

Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education

Teacher of Teachers - Silver Award, 2014

National Association of Agricultural Educators

Teaching Award of Merit, 2013

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

2011 Teacher of the Year, 2011

College of Agriculture, Utah State University

NACADA Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Faculty Advising, 2009

NACTA Teacher Fellow, 2009

Honorable Mention Research Paper, 2009 AAAE Research Conference, 2009

2nd Place Outstanding Research Poster Presentation, 2009

Utah State University Robin's Awards Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2008

College of Agriculture Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2007

3rd place 2006 Western Region AAAE Outstanding Research Presentation, 2006

1st place 2005 Western Region AAAE Outstanding Research Presentation, 2005


Publications | Abstracts

  • Rasmussen, C.L, Warnick, B.K, Miller, R.L, (2007). Changes in Student Perceptions of Agriculture and LIfe Science during a General Education Life Science Course. NACTA Journal *
  • Miller, R.L, Warnick, B.K, Wheeler, J., (2007). Adding Rigor and Relevance to the Non-thesis Option of a Graduate Program in Agricultural Extension and Education. NACTA *

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

Publications | Curriculum

  • Warnick, B.K, Lawver, R.G, (2015). Utah Agricultural Education Agricultural Science I Curriculum Library. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
  • Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, (2015). Utah Agricultural Education Landscape Management Curriculum Library. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
  • Warnick, B.K, Lawver, R.G, (2014). Utah Agricultural Education Agricultural Systems and Technology Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
  • Gardner, A.C, Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, (2014). Utah Agricultural Education Animal Science I Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
  • Lawver, R.G, Robertson, B., Smith, K., Pressett, J., Grundy, J., Warnick, B.K, (2013). Utah Agricultural Education Agricultural Communication Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
  • Nuttall, K., Warnick, B.K, Lawver, R.G, (2013). Utah Agricultural Education Veterinary Assisting Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education Career and Technical Education *
  • Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, (2012). Utah Agricultural Education Plant and Soil Science I Curriculum Materials. Utah State Office of Education *
  • Dewey, C., Call, C., Warnick, B.K, (2007). Utah invasive weed curriculum: An educational tool for high schools.
  • Warnick, B.K, (2007). Utah agricultural education biology-agricultural science lesson plans compact disc. Utah State Office of Education *
  • Warnick, B.K, (2006). Utah agricultural education horticulture lesson plans compact disc. Utah State Office of Education *
  • Warnick, B.K, (2005). Utah agricultural education plant science and technology entry and advanced level lesson plans compact disc. Utah State Office of Education *
  • Russell, N., Petersen, E., Evans, J., Warnick, B.K, Houston, H., (2005). Utah FFA Record Book of Supervised Agricultural Experience - Version A. Utah State Office of Education *

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

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Weeks, K.J, Lawver, R.G, Sorensen, T., Warnick, B.K, (2020). Do Teachers Have the Skills: 21st Century Skills in the Agricultural Education Classroom?. Journal of Agricultural Education, 61:4, 127-142. doi: 10.5032/jae.2020.04127
  • Miller, A.J, Warnick, B.K, Spielmaker, D., (2022). A Case Study: Agricultural Literacy Proficiency in an Iowa Elementary School. Journal of Agricultural Education, 63:4, 220-231. doi: https://doi.org/10.5032/jae.2022.04220
  • Sorensen, T.J, Lawver, R.G, Hopkins, N., Jensen, B., Dutton, C., Warnick, B.K, (2018). Preservice agriculture teachers’ development during the early phase of student teaching. Journal of Agricultural Education, 59:4, 105-119. doi: 10.5032/jae.2018.04105
  • Ingram, M., Sorensen, T.J, Warnick, B.K, Lawver, R.G, (2018). The influence of school-based agricultural education on pre-service agriculture teachers' choice to teach. . Journal of Agricultural Education/AAAE, 59:2, 64-78. doi: 10.5032/jae.2018.02064
  • Lucero, S.M, Rigas, J., Rood, K., Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, (2017). Social integration of veterinary students in a two and two veterinary medical program. The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal, 61:4, 284-289.
  • Gardner, A.C, Warnick, B.K, Lawver, R.G, (2017). Effects of Integrating Mathematical Concepts into a Nutrition Unit in the Animal Science Curriculum. Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 1:1, 2-10.
  • Despain, D., North, T., Warnick, B.K, Baggaley, J., (2016). Biology in the agriculture classroom: A descriptive comparative study. Journal of Agricultural Education/American Association for Agricultural Education , 57:1, 194-211. doi: doi: 10.5032/jae.2016.01194
  • Rose, M., Pate, M., Lawver, R.G, Warnick, B.K, Dai, X., (2015). Assessing the Impact of Sequencing Practicums for Welding in Agricultural Mechanics . Journal of Agricultural Education/American Association for Agricultural Education , 56:1, 92-102. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.01092
  • Pate, M., Warnick, B.K, Meyers, T., (2012). Determining the critical skills beginning agriculture teachers need to successfully teach welding. Career and Technical Education Research, 37:2, 171-184. doi: 10.5328/cter37.2.171
  • Sorensen, T.J, Tarpley, R.S, Warnick, B.K, (2010). Inservice needs of Utah agriculture teachers. Journal of Agricultural Education, 51:3, 1-11. doi: 10. 5032/jae.2010.03001
  • Warnick, B.K, Thompson, G.W, Tarpley, R.S, (2010). Characteristics of Beginning Agriculture Teachers and Their Commitment to Teaching. Journal of Agricultural Education, 51:2, 59-69. doi: 10.5032/jae.2010.02059
  • Giffing, M.D, Warnick, B.K, Tarpley, R.S, Williams, N.A, (2010). Perceptions of Agriculture Teachers toward Including Students with Disabilities. Journal of Agricultural Education, 51:2, 102-114. doi: 10.5032/jae.2010.02102
  • Christensen, J., Warnick, B.K, Spielmaker, D., Tarpley, R.S, Straquadine, G., (2009). Agricultural inservice needs of technology, life and careers teachers. Journal of Agricultural Education, 50:4, 1-13. doi: 10.5032/jae.2009.04001
  • Stephenson, L.G, Warnick, B.K, Tarpley, R.S, (2008). Collaboration between science and agriculture teachers. Journal of Agricultural Education, 49:4, 106-119. doi: 10.5032/jae.2008.04106
  • Rasmussen, C.L, Warnick, B.K, Miller, R.L, (2008). Using a general education life science course to teach agriculture: Changing student perceptions. NACTA Journal, 52:1, 44-48.
  • Thompson, G.W, Warnick, B.K, (2007). Integrating science into the agricultural education curriculum: Do science and agriculture teachers agree?. Journal of Agricultural Education, 48:3, 1-12. doi: 10.5032/jae.2007.03001
  • Warnick, B.K, Thompson, G.W, Gummer, E.S, (2007). Investigating the needs of agricultural education graduates. NACTA Journal, 51:2, 40-47.
  • Warnick, B.K, Thompson, G.W, (2007). Barriers, support, and collaboration: A comparison of science and agriculture teachers' perceptions regarding integration of science into the agricultural education curriculum.. Journal of Agricultural Education, 48:1, 75-85. doi: 10.5032/jae.2007.01075
  • Warnick, B.K, Thompson, G.W, Gummer, E.S, (2004). Perceptions of science teachers regarding the integration of science into the agricultural education curriculum. Journal of Agricultural Education, 45:1, 62-73. doi: 10.5032/jae.2004.01062

Professional Journal

  • Giffing, M.D, Warnick, B.K, (2012). Three Circle Model of Inclusion Student, Parent, and Teacher Success in Agricultural Education. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 2012:May/June, 11-12. *
  • Tarpley, R.S, Warnick, B.K, Deimler, W.L, (2007). Life skills through agricultural education.. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 79:4, 26-28. *
  • Franklin, E.A, Warnick, B.K, Haverland, A.C, (2006). Is the doctor really in? Examining the ailments of mentoring relationships for new CTE teachers.. Techniques, 81:6, 44-46. *
  • Warnick, B.K, Straquadine, G., (2005). Organization and structure for effective teaching.. The Agricultural Education Magazine., 77:4, 5-7. *
  • Thompson, G.W, Warnick, B.K, (2004). Putting the Science of Agriculture into Instruction: The Why and the How.. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 76:5, 13-15. *

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

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

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

Publications | Other

Newsletter

  • Thompson, G.W, Warnick, B.K, (2006). Are we a profession that eats its young? Challenges of beginning teachers.. Old Yeller: The Newsletter of the Oregon Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association *

Other

  • Warnick, B.K, (2004). The first year of teaching secondary agriculture: A national study. Doctoral Dissertation *

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

Teaching

ASTE 7500 - Diffusion of Innovations, Spring 2022
ASTE, FCSE, TEE, BUSN 4210 - Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2021
ASTE, BUSN, FCSE 4210 - Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2020
FCSE, ASTE, BUSN 4210 - Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2020
ASTE 7500 - Diffusion of Innovations, Spring 2020
BUSN, FCSE, ASTE, TEE 4210 - Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2019
AG 4250 - Advanced Internship and Cooperative Experience, Spring 2019
ASTE 6300 - Advanced Teaching Strategies, Spring 2019
AG 4250 - Advanced Internship and Cooperative Experience, Fall 2018
ASTE, BUSN, FCSE 4210 - Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2018
TEE 4210 - Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2018
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2018
ASTE 6300 - Advanced Teaching Strategies, Spring 2018
AG 4250 - Advanced Internship and Cooperative Experience, Fall 2017
ASTE, BUSN, FCSE, TEE 4210 - Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2017
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2017
AG 4250 - Advanced Internship and Cooperative Experience, Spring 2017
ASTE 6300 - Advanced Teaching Strategies, Spring 2017
AG 4250 - Advanced Internship and Cooperative Experience, Fall 2016
ASTE, BUSN, FCSE, TEE 4210 - Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education, Fall 2016
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2016
AG 4250 - Advanced Internship and Cooperative Experience, Spring 2016
ASTE 7500 - Diffusion of Innovations, Spring 2016
AG 4250 - Advanced Internship and Cooperative Experience, Fall 2015
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2015
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Summer 2015
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Summer 2015
AG 4250 - Advanced Internship and Cooperative Experience, Spring 2015
ASTE 5630 - Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Spring 2015
ASTE 3300 - Clinical Experience in Agricultural Education, Spring 2015
ASTE 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2015
ASTE 3240 - Teaching in Laboratory Settings, Spring 2015
AG 4250 - Advanced Internship and Cooperative Experience, Fall 2014
ASTE 5630 - Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Fall 2014
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2014
ASTE,TEE 4150,4400 - Methods of Teaching Agriculture, Fall 2014
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2014
ASTE 5550 - Continuing Education in Agricultural Education, Summer 2014
ASTE 5550 - Continuing Education in Agricultural Education, Summer 2014
ASTE 6450 - Graduate Topics in Agricultural Education, Summer 2014
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Summer 2014
ASTE 5630 - Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Spring 2014
ASTE 3300 - Clinical Experience in Agricultural Education, Spring 2014
ASTE 7500 - Diffusion of Innovations, Spring 2014
ASTE 3240 - Teaching in Laboratory Settings, Spring 2014
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Summer 2013
ASTE 5630 - Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Spring 2013
ASTE 3300 - Clinical Experience in Agricultural Education, Spring 2013
ASTE 3240 - Teaching in Laboratory Settings, Spring 2013
ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Fall 2012
ASTE 5630 - Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Fall 2012
FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Fall 2012
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2012
ASTE 4150 - Methods of Teaching Agriculture, Fall 2012
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2012
ASTE 6450 - Graduate Topics in Agricultural Education, Summer 2012
ASTE 5630 - Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Spring 2012
ASTE 3300 - Clinical Experience in Agricultural Education, Spring 2012
ASTE 7500 - Diffusion of Innovations, Spring 2012
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Spring 2012
ASTE 3240 - Teaching in Laboratory Settings, Spring 2012
ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Fall 2011
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2011
ASTE 4150 - Methods of Teaching Agriculture, Fall 2011
ASTE 6970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2011
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2011
ASTE 5550 - Continuing Education in Agricultural Education, Summer 2011
ASTE 5550 - Continuing Education in Agricultural Education, Summer 2011
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Summer 2011
FCSE 6300 - ADVANCED TEACHING STRATEGIES, Spring 2011
FCSE 6300 - ADVANCED TEACHING STRATEGIES, Spring 2011
FCSE 6300 - ADVANCED TEACHING STRATEGIES, Spring 2011
FCSE 6300 - ADVANCED TEACHING STRATEGIES, Spring 2011
FCSE 6300 - ADVANCED TEACHING STRATEGIES, Spring 2011
FCSE 6300 - ADVANCED TEACHING STRATEGIES, Spring 2011
FCSE 6300 - ADVANCED TEACHING STRATEGIES, Spring 2011
ASTE 5630 - AGED STUDENT TEACH, Spring 2011
ASTE 3300 - CLINIC EXP I AGED, Spring 2011
ASTE 3240 - TEACH IN LAB SETTING (CI), Spring 2011
ASTE 5500 - Agricultural Education Secondary Curriculum Seminar, Fall 2010
ASTE 5630 - Agricultural Education Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Fall 2010
FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Fall 2010
FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Fall 2010
FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Fall 2010
FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Fall 2010
FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Fall 2010
FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Fall 2010
FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Fall 2010
FCSE 6140 - Evaluation and Ethics of Research in Education and Extension, Fall 2010
USU 1350 - Integrated Life Science, Fall 2010
ASTE 4150 - Methods of Teaching Agriculture, Fall 2010
ASTE 6970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2010
ASTE 3900 - Special Problems in Agricultural Systems Technology and Education, Fall 2010
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2010

Graduate Students Mentored

Amelia Miller, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2020 - November 2023
Kelli Munns, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2019 - June 2023
Osborne Makenna, Ag Systems Technology Ed, January 2021 - January 2023
Amber Williams, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2018 - December 2021
Melisa Griffith, Ag Systems Technology Ed, September 2011 - May 2020
Lacee Boschetto, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2016 - December 2019
Rose Judd-Murray, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2015 - July 2019
Tayler Cahoon, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2017 - December 2018
Maria Israelsen, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2015 - August 2017
Rebekka Wallentine Israelsen, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2015 - August 2017
Andrew Dutton, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2015 - May 2017
Evans Joseph, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2015 - May 2017
Monson Brandon, Ag Systems Technology Ed, January 2015 - December 2016
Kelsey Romney, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2014 - March 2016
Brandon King, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2013 - August 2015
Megan Cook, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2013 - May 2015
Zane Christensen, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2013 - May 2015
Andrew Shayne Larsen, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2011 - May 2015
Kathleen Nuttall, Ag Systems Technology Ed, June 2012 - December 2013
David Shaffer, Ag Systems Technology Ed, January 2012 - August 2013
Andrea Clark, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2012 - July 2013
Coby Champneys, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2011 - May 2013
Trace Hansen, Ag Systems Technology Ed, January 2012 - February 2013
Jessica Crozier, Ag Systems Technology Ed, January 2010 - December 2011
Dusty Ercanbrack, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2009 - August 2011
Casey Ashcroft, Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2008 - August 2011
Krystal Bundy, Ag Systems Technology Ed, May 2009 - May 2011
Brynn Campbell, Ag Systems Technology Ed, August 2008 - August 2010