Aaron McKim

Aaron McKim

Telephone: 517-432-0318

Department of Community Sustainability

Assistant Professor

480 Wilson Road Room 131
East Lansing, MI 48824

Aaron McKim joined the Department of Community Sustainability in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education. At Michigan State University, Aaron will teach courses in community sustainability; agriculture, food, and natural resources education; and leadership. Aaron's research focuses on the role education must play in developing the human potential to solve ecological and social problems. In his current work, Aaron is considering the role school-based agricultural educators can play in developing this problem-solving potential by illuminating the nexus of agriculture, leadership, and science knowledge and practices within their curriculum.  

Educational Background

B.S., Agricultural Education, Purdue University

M.S., Agricultural Education, Oregon State University

Ph.D., Science Education, Oregon State University

Selected Publications

McKim, A. J., & Velez, J. J. (2016). An evaluation of the self-efficacy theory in agricultural education. Journal of Agricultural Education, 57(1), 73-90. doi: 10.5032/jae.2016.01073

Sorensen, T. J, McKim, A. J., & Velez, J. J. (2016). Leadership identity development through an interdisciplinary leadership minor. Journal of Leadership Education, 15(1), 31-43. doi: 1012806/V15/I1/R3

McKim, A. J., Lambert, M. D., Sorensen, T. J., & Velez, J. J. (2015). Examining the common core standards in agricultural education. Journal of Agricultural Education, 56(3), 134-145. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.03134

McKim, A. J., & Velez, J. J. (2015). Exploring the relationship between self-efficacy and career commitment among early career agriculture teachers. Journal of Agricultural Education, 56(1), 127-140. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.01127

Velez, J. J., McKim, A. J., Moore, L. L., & Stephens, C. A. (2015). A nationwide assessment of the scope and impact of agricultural leadership education. Journal of Agricultural Education, 56(1), 116-126. doi: 10.5032/jae.2015.01116

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