Robert 'Buddy' McKendree

Robert 'Buddy' McKendree

rbm@msu.edu

Department of Community Sustainability

Assistant Professor

Telephone: 517-355-0102

R. Buddy McKendree is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Sustainability. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural, Resources Education program, including CSUS 222 Seminar in Instructional Theory, TE 407 Teaching Diverse Learners, TE 501 Internship in AFNRE, TE 804 Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching Practice, CSUS 863 AFNRE Laboratory Instruction, and CSUS 864 AFNRE Induction.

McKendree attended the University of Florida and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education. He taught middle school agriculture for one year in Florida and then taught high school and middle school agriculture for two years in Indiana. He attended Kansas State University for graduate school, earning a Master’s degree in Agricultural Education and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.

McKendree’s research activities have involved teacher understanding of student thinking, including teacher interpretation and facilitation of metacognition. He has also been involved with food science and safety curriculum development and has helped train Kansas and Nebraska teachers in those areas.

He grew up in rural central Florida on his family’s ranch. He was involved in Agricultural Education and FFA during high school, and cites his agriculture teacher as the reason he chose agricultural education as a career field.