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Rama Radhakrishna, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Dean of Graduate Education
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
Rama Radhakrishna, Ph.D.
102 Ferguson Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-7420
Fax: 814-863-4753

Areas of Expertise

  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Research Methods
  • International Agricultural Development

Education

  1. B.S., University of Ag Sciences, India
  2. M.S., University of Ag Sciences, India
  3. Ph.D., Penn State University

Vitae

Responsibilities

60% Teaching
40% Extension

Research Interests

Program Development, Evaluation & Accountability
Research Methods
Impact of 4-H Programs
International Agriculture Development

Awards and Honors

  • 2012 Community of Teaching Excellence Award, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State
  • 2011 Distinguished Teacher Award from American Association for Agricultural Education
  • 2010 Distinguished Researcher A ward from American Association for Agricultural Education
  • 2010 Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards Regional
    Award, USDA
    • 2009 The Sustained Excellence in Extension Evaluation Award from the American Evaluation Association
  • 2009 Eastern Region Outstanding Teacher Award from NACTA 
  • 2009 Community of Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University 
  • 2009 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) 
  • 2009 NACTA Outstanding Teacher Award 
  • 2008 Distinguished Teacher Award, North Central Region, American Association for Agricultural Education 
  • 2008 Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award of Merit, Penn State Chapter 
  • 2007 Community of Teaching Excellence Academy, Penn State College of Ag Sciences 
  • 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award, from the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education 
  • 2007 K. N. Singh Memorial Award for Outstanding Extension Research, Indian Society of Extension Education 
  • 2006 NACTA Teacher Fellow 
  • Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence, April 2000 
  • 1999 Outstanding Young Professional Award, from the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education

Courses Taught

AEE 450 Program Design and Delivery
AEE 520 Scientific Methods in Agricultural & Extension Education
YFE 550 Program Development & Evaluation in Youth, Families, and Communities
AEE 509 Contemporary Issues in Ag and Extension Education Research
AEE 596A Organizing and Presenting Scientific Information
AEE 597D Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
AG 150 Freshman Seminar
AEE 496 Introduction to Research Methods

Selected Publications

Radhakrishna, R.B., & Bowen, C.F. (in press). Viewing Bennett’s Hierarchy from a different lens: Implications for Extension program evaluation. Journal of Extension.

Radhakrishna, R.B., Jackson, D. G. (in press). Evaluating agricultural programs/ projects: Challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Extension Education.

Relado, R., & Radhakrishna, R., (in press). Assessing the usefulness of knowledge products in the Philippines. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.

Thomson, J., Radhakrishna, R., Adonis, J. 2011. Extension educators' perceptions of the local food system. Journal of Extension.

Radhakrishna, R., & John, E.. 2011. Relationships between 4-H volunteer leader competencies and skills youth learn in 4-H programs .. Journal of Extension [On-line], 49(4) Article 3RIB. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2011August/6RIB.php

Radhakrishna, R., Ewing, J.C., & Yoder, E. 2011. Analyzing Quantitative Data: Doing
the Right Thing and Doing it Right. NECTAR Journal, 55(2),

Fenton, G.D, Radhakrishna, R.B., & Cutter, C.N. 2010. Participation in Handwashing University” promotes proper handwashing techniques for youth. Journal of Extension. [On-line], 48(1) Article 1RIB7. Available: http://www.joe.org/joe/2010feb/RIB7.shtml

Fenton, G. D., Brasier, K.J., Henning, G.F., Radhakrishna, R.B., and Jayarao. B.M. 2010. A survey of selected occupational health characteristics of women working on dairy farms in Pennsylvania. Journal of Agromedicine, 15(1), 7-15.

Fenton, G. D., Brasier, K.J., Henning, G.F., Radhakrishna, R.B., and Jayarao., B.M. 2010. Occupational health-related behaviors and habits of women working on dairy farms in Pennsylvania. Journal of Agromedicine, 15(1), 16-23.

Vanderman, K.S., Swinker, A.M., Gill, B.E., Radhakrishna, R.B., Kniffen, D.M., W.B., Staniar, W.B., McKernan, H.B., & Miller, R.C. (2009). Survey on the implementation of National Equine Identification in the United States. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 29(12), 819-822.

Vanderman. K.S., Dreschel, N.A., Swinker, A.M., Kinffen, D.M., Radhakrishna, R.B., Werner. J.R., & Jedrzejewski, E.A. 2009. Equine veterinarians and health care professionals concerns related to the implementation of the National Equine Identification System. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 29(12), 823-827.

Ewing, J.C., Chikthimmah, N., Radhakrishna, R.B. & Hoover, T.S. 2009. RECAP – A reinforcement strategy for student learning. NACTA Journal, 53(4), 66.

Chikthimmah, N., Ewing, J.C., & Radhakrishna, R.B. 2009. Enhancing higher-order learning and critical thinking - A strategy for large undergraduate classes. NACTA Journal, 53(3). 75-76.

Radhakrishna, R.B., & Ingram, P.D. 2009. A framework for comprehensive program evaluation. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 81(6), 11, 14.

Radhakrishna, R.B., & Relado, R.Z. 2009. A framework to link evaluation questions to program outcomes. Journal of Extension. [On-line], 48(3) Article 3TOT2. Available: http://www.joe.org/joe/2009june/tot2.shtml.

Ingram, P.D., Smith-Hollins, C., & Radhakrishna, R.B. 2009. Impact of year long 4-H Japanese internship experience on United States participants. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 16(1), 15-31.

Radhakrishna, R.B., & Doamekpor, P. 2009. Teaching leadership and communications skills and responsibilities: A comparison of 4-H and other youth organizations. Journal of Extension. [On-line], 48(2) Article 2FEA6. Available: http://www.joe.org/joe/2009april/fea6.shtml

Research Interests

Extension