James Lindner, a professor in the Agriscience Education program in the COE’s Department of Curriculum and Teaching, has been named as a Senior Fellow in the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE).
The purpose of the Senior Fellow award is to recognize and nourish AIAEE members who have made exceptional and sustained contributions to the profession of agricultural and extension education. There is typically just one Senior Fellow named in a given year.
In naming Lindner as Senior Fellow, the organization stated the following:
“Professor Lindner has made many meritorious contributions in the field of agricultural and extension education. His work as a researcher is outstanding and noteworthy. Professor Lindner is a prominent researcher in our field, whose scholarship focused on handling nonresponse error and adoption and diffusion theory. His work has positively changed the course of our field. His research on handling nonresponse error in social science research has been cited thousands of times and is the standard method in our field and other fields. In addition to his excellence as a scholar, his servant leadership to the profession and in particular the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education is noteworthy. In addition to being a Fellow and past president of AIAEE, he has won every award that we offer: Outstanding Service, Outstanding Leadership, Outstanding Achievement, Journal for International Agricultural and Extension Education Article of the Year, and Outstanding Paper Presentation. Our society is, simply put, better because of his lifetime dedication to our profession.”
AIAEE is dedicated to developing new programs in agricultural and extension education and improving or strengthening existing programs and institutions of education to have a positive impact on development efforts worldwide.