Person

Carrie Ann Stephens

Professor | Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
Teaching Focus

Dr. Carrie Ann Stephens is a Professor of Leadership Education and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership development.

Research Focus

Dr. Carrie Ann Stephens research focus areas include teaching and learning; supervisory leadership, women in leadership, and leadership techniques that improve student learning and development.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Yang, Sheng-I | Mathew, Daniel J | Yu, Edward | Grant, Jerome F | Larson, James Arlan | Eash, Neal | Walton, Jonathan | Muller, Lisa Irene | McLean, Amanda | McLean, Kyle | Kojima, Cheryl Jean | Kerro Dego, Oudessa | Mason, Katie

ALEC 240 - Presentation and Sales Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
3 credit hour(s)

Utilizing instructional methods, techniques, and problem solving, presentation and sales strategies with agricultural audiences.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (OC).

Other Instructors: Beasley, Victoria Utsman

ALEC 303 - Analysis of Leadership Approaches and Styles
3 credit hour(s)

Examination of historical and current leadership approaches with an emphasis on theory to practice in leadership. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (AOC)

ALEC 450 - Servant Leadership in Agriculture and Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Theoretical underpinnings based on servant leadership and the development of a servant leader; servant leadership in business, education and foundations; servant leader responsibility; America and world leadership; and ethical considerations for leaders. A broad-based review of the primary disciplines in agriculture with an emphasis on servant leadership. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (SS)
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.

ALEC 510 - Ethical Leadership in Agriculture
3 credit hour(s)

Analysis of theories, models, and practices of ethical decision making and leadership through agriculture contexts.

Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

ALEC 520 - Leadership Development in Organizations and Community Nonprofit
3 credit hour(s)

Application of concepts related to developing leaders for organizing and maintaining extension and community nonprofit organizations. The foundation of this course is grounded in traditional and contemporary leadership philosophies and practices, but emphasizes leadership in agricultural professions.

ALEC 522 - Supervisory Leadership
3 credit hour(s)

Exploring techniques, models and theories of supervision. Principles and best practices for leading, administering, supervising, and managing agricultural leadership, education, extension and communication organizations. Analyzing selected case studies that apply theory to practice.

ALEC 523 - Women in Leadership
3 credit hour(s)

Examination of theories and practical experiences of women in leadership positions. Understanding the theoretical underpinnings of women in leadership by examining literature, case studies, autobiographies and personal experiences.

ALEC 530 - Specials Topics in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
1 - 3 credit hours

Current issues.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Richards, Jennifer Kathryn | Greig, Jamie Alexander | Rampold, Shelli D.

ALEC 551 - Servant Leadership in Agriculture and Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Theoretical underpinnings based on servant leadership and the development of a servant leader; servant leadership in business, education and foundations; servant leader responsibility; America and world leadership; and ethical considerations for leaders. A broad-based review of the primary disciplines in agriculture with an emphasis on servant leadership. Credit Restriction: Students may not apply 551 towards their graduate degree requirements if they received credit for 450.
Registration Restriction(s): Graduate standing.

ALEC 552 - Organizational Leadership and Change
3 credit hour(s)

Theories of leadership and change. Implementing changes in order to guide successful organizations. Topics include discussion of principled leadership, organizational behavior, human diversity, and leading organizational change.

ALEC 593 - Special Problems in Agricultural Leadership. Education and Communications
1 - 4 credit hours

Special research and/or special reports based on supervised independent study.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Stripling, Christopher | Greig, Jamie Alexander | Richards, Jennifer Kathryn | Ader, David Russell | Gill, Tom | Rampold, Shelli D.

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114A McCord Hall
2640 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Agricultural Teacher Education, Iowa State University, 2002
  • MS, Agriculture, General, Iowa State University, 1999
  • BS, Agricultural Teacher Education, Oklahoma State University, 1994
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Carrie Ann Stephens

Professor | Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
Carrie Ann Stephens image
114A McCord Hall
2640 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Agricultural Teacher Education, Iowa State University, 2002
  • MS, Agriculture, General, Iowa State University, 1999
  • BS, Agricultural Teacher Education, Oklahoma State University, 1994
Teaching Focus

Dr. Carrie Ann Stephens is a Professor of Leadership Education and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership development.

Research Focus

Dr. Carrie Ann Stephens research focus areas include teaching and learning; supervisory leadership, women in leadership, and leadership techniques that improve student learning and development.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Yang, Sheng-I | Mathew, Daniel J | Yu, Edward | Grant, Jerome F | Larson, James Arlan | Eash, Neal | Walton, Jonathan | Muller, Lisa Irene | McLean, Amanda | McLean, Kyle | Kojima, Cheryl Jean | Kerro Dego, Oudessa | Mason, Katie

ALEC 240 - Presentation and Sales Strategies for Agricultural Audiences
3 credit hour(s)

Utilizing instructional methods, techniques, and problem solving, presentation and sales strategies with agricultural audiences.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (OC).

Other Instructors: Beasley, Victoria Utsman

ALEC 303 - Analysis of Leadership Approaches and Styles
3 credit hour(s)

Examination of historical and current leadership approaches with an emphasis on theory to practice in leadership. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (AOC)

ALEC 450 - Servant Leadership in Agriculture and Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Theoretical underpinnings based on servant leadership and the development of a servant leader; servant leadership in business, education and foundations; servant leader responsibility; America and world leadership; and ethical considerations for leaders. A broad-based review of the primary disciplines in agriculture with an emphasis on servant leadership. Satisfies Volunteer Core Requirement: (SS)
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.

ALEC 510 - Ethical Leadership in Agriculture
3 credit hour(s)

Analysis of theories, models, and practices of ethical decision making and leadership through agriculture contexts.

Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

ALEC 520 - Leadership Development in Organizations and Community Nonprofit
3 credit hour(s)

Application of concepts related to developing leaders for organizing and maintaining extension and community nonprofit organizations. The foundation of this course is grounded in traditional and contemporary leadership philosophies and practices, but emphasizes leadership in agricultural professions.

ALEC 522 - Supervisory Leadership
3 credit hour(s)

Exploring techniques, models and theories of supervision. Principles and best practices for leading, administering, supervising, and managing agricultural leadership, education, extension and communication organizations. Analyzing selected case studies that apply theory to practice.

ALEC 523 - Women in Leadership
3 credit hour(s)

Examination of theories and practical experiences of women in leadership positions. Understanding the theoretical underpinnings of women in leadership by examining literature, case studies, autobiographies and personal experiences.

ALEC 530 - Specials Topics in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications
1 - 3 credit hours

Current issues.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Richards, Jennifer Kathryn | Greig, Jamie Alexander | Rampold, Shelli D.

ALEC 551 - Servant Leadership in Agriculture and Natural Resources
3 credit hour(s)

Theoretical underpinnings based on servant leadership and the development of a servant leader; servant leadership in business, education and foundations; servant leader responsibility; America and world leadership; and ethical considerations for leaders. A broad-based review of the primary disciplines in agriculture with an emphasis on servant leadership. Credit Restriction: Students may not apply 551 towards their graduate degree requirements if they received credit for 450.
Registration Restriction(s): Graduate standing.

ALEC 552 - Organizational Leadership and Change
3 credit hour(s)

Theories of leadership and change. Implementing changes in order to guide successful organizations. Topics include discussion of principled leadership, organizational behavior, human diversity, and leading organizational change.

ALEC 593 - Special Problems in Agricultural Leadership. Education and Communications
1 - 4 credit hours

Special research and/or special reports based on supervised independent study.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Stripling, Christopher | Greig, Jamie Alexander | Richards, Jennifer Kathryn | Ader, David Russell | Gill, Tom | Rampold, Shelli D.

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