Classes Taught

Principles of Horticulture (HRT 203). Every Fall Semester.
Course consists of 2 one-hour classroom meetings each week and 1 two-hour lab each week (with four sections).Topics include crop geography, crop selection and management, cultivar development, and factors affecting plant growth and development.

International Studies in Horticulture (Study Abroad): The history and future of horticulture in the U.K. (HRT 475). Every odd summer.
A 3-credit study abroad course consisting of course work at the end of Spring semester and a two-week faculty-led study abroad in the United Kingdom.  Course objectives are for students to gain historical and geographical knowledge of horticulture, explain and describe the modern urban horticulture movement, historical use of plants as medicines, poisons, and textiles and compare and contrast that to modern uses of plants, describe and explain modern sustainable plant production practices and compare and contrast those with traditional methods, explain how the use of plants can improve the environment, identify and explain modern plant handling and distribution, including bio-safety concerns, understand how modern research is performed for sustainable production and protection of plants, and practice written and oral communication (journaling via blogging, oral presentations).

Plants for Food, Fun, and Profit (HRT 102). Every Summer I and Fall Semester.
A 2-credit online course consisting of recorded lectures, quizzes, and discussion forums.  Student self-paced with weekly deadlines.  Course objectives were for students to: develop an understanding of horticulture and how plants influence our daily lives; become familiar with various aspects of horticulture so to become better educated about plants, their products, and relationship to environment; and learn how plants are grown for food and enjoyment.

Floriculture Production (HRT 323). Spring 2016, 2012
Course consisted of 2 two-hour classroom meetings each week, divided into lecture and lab. Course objectives were for students to be able to synthesize production information and techniques, utilize secondary literature, and produce annual bedding plants, herbaceous perennials, and Easter lilies.

Plant Propagation (HRT 204). Spring 2007.
Course consisted of 2 one-hour lectures and 3 two-hour lab sections per week. Prepared lecture materials, designed and graded all tests and other assignments, and prepared and executed lab projects. Implemented three new lab projects to increase student hands-on experience.

Teaching Publications

Getter, K.L., B.K. Behe. 2012. Collaborative Marketing Case Studies for Horticulture. NACTA Journal. 56(3): 56-63.

Getter, K.L. and D.B. Rowe. 2008. Using Simple Cooperative Learning Techniques in a Plant Propagation Course. NACTA Journal. 52(4):39-43.