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Levon T Esters

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Associate Professor Youth Development & Agricultural Education
765.494.8423
765.496.1152
Agricultural Administration Building Room 224
615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Professional Certifications
Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), 2008

Education Degree
Ph.D, Agricultural and Extension Education, Pennsylvania State University, 2003
M.S., Agricultural Education, North Carolina A&T State University, 2000
B.S., Agricultural Business, Florida A&M University,1995

Committees
Diversity Action Team in Agriculture

Research Interests
Career development theory and practice; career education; use of agriculture as a context for teaching and learning STEM; application of social cognitive career theory to diverse youth in urban life science educational contexts.

Teaching Interests
Career development theory and practice; career education

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Education & Studies, Iowa State University, 2004-2009
Graduate Assistant, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Pennsylvania State University; Program Coordinator, Food and Agricultural Sciences Institute, 2000-2003
Agricultural Education Instructor and Coordinator of Ag-Business Career Pathway, The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 1998-2000



Awards & Honors

(2012) Early Career Award. Youth Development and Agricultural Education.

(2010) North Central Region Outstanding Early Career Agricultural Educator Award. American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE).

Selected Publications

Mrozinski-Schwartz, A., Knobloch, N., Esters, L. T., & Brady, C. (2012). The Effects of a Technology-Mediated Animal Science Unit on Community College Students’ Knowledge and Motivation. AAAE National Conference.