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Howard Heavner

Howard Heavner, Ph.D., Instructor

Agricultural Systems and Education

Dr. Heavner is from Valmeyer, Illinois. He completed his B.S. at Western Illinois University in Macomb. Howard completed both his Masters and Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He taught high school agriculture at Valmeyer for 33 years.

After retiring from teaching in 2015, he returned to SIU and earned his Ph.D. in 2018. Dr, Heavner served as the president of the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers in 2010. He has been working as an instructor of Agricultural Education at SIU since 2016. Dr. Heavner has served as the parliamentarian of the Illinois FFA Convention since 2017.

Howard Heavner

Office: Agriculture Building, Room 176-E
Phone: (618) 719-1778
Email: hheavner7@siu.edu

Special Interests

School Based Agricultural Education, FFA Career and Leadership Development Events, Measuring Quality in School Based Agriculture Education Programs, Agricultural Mechanics and Technology, Parliamentary Procedure, Agricultural Career Awareness and Preparation, Greenhouse Operations, and Aquaculture Production

Education

  • Western Illinois University, Macomb [B.S., 1982], Agricultural Education
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale [M.S., 1986], Agricultural Education and Mechanization
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale [Ph.D., 2018], Agricultural Sciences

Classes

  • AGSE 110 - Introduction to Agricultural Education
  • AGSE 170 - Introduction to Agricultural Technology
  • AGSE 311a - Agricultural Education Programs -Planning Career Development Events
  • AGRI 323 - Development Career in Agriculture
  • PSAS 402 - Problems in Agricultural Education and Technologies - AET MYCAERT

Recent Publications and Awards

  • Heavner, H.K., Pense, S.L., and Park, L.O. (2019, October). The shortage of licensed secondary agriculture instructors in Illinois: An examination of the impact on secondary agricultural education program quality. North Central AAAE Research Conference. East Lansing, Michigan.

  • Heavner, H.K., Pense, S.L., and Park, L.O. (2019, October). The shortage of licensed secondary agriculture instructors in Illinois: An examination of the impact on secondary agricultural education program quality. North Central AAAE Research Conference. East Lansing, Michigan.

  • 2018 Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient