Congratulations Dr. Tom Paulsen, the recently named 2016-2017 Central Regional Director-elect
Thomas Paulsen, Iowa State University
Thomas H. Paulsen is an Assistant Professor in the Agricultural Education and Studies Department at Iowa State University. As the Frevert Ag 450 Farm Endowed Professor, Dr. Paulsen oversees the capstone Farm Management and Operation course for the Agricultural Studies major. Dr. Paulsen coordinates the Agriculture and Life Sciences Teacher Education program where he works closely with student teachers, cooperating teachers, and faculty in the School of Education. His 21 years of successful secondary teaching experience provide him with invaluable insight he shares with his preservice teacher education students. He continuously strives to implement engaging, experiential learning–based activities into his courses. Dr. Paulsen received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northwest Missouri State University (1987) and his Master's (2001) and PhD (2011) from Iowa State University, all in Agricultural Education. Dr. Paulsen’s research focuses upon the collegiate agriculture capstone experience and the supervision of instruction in agricultural education.