Title: Associate Teaching Professor
Company: University of Missouri-Columbia
Location: O’Fallon, Missouri, United States
Robin Peiter Horstmeier, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in agricultural education.
Dr. Horstmeier became involved in her profession because she had great teachers and mentors in college and felt compelled to give back as a first-year teacher. She wanted to be a faculty member that not only gave back to students but to other teachers as well. She also came from a family of educators with her mother and grandmother being teachers. Dr. Horstmeier matriculated at the University of Missouri-Columbia, earning a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education in 1996 and a Master of Education in practical arts and vocational-technical education in 1998. Shen then went on to receive a Doctor of Philosophy in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University in 2002.
Dr. Horstmeier started her career as a Missouri state 4-H events coordinator at the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension from 1997 to 1998. She then joined Sweet Springs R-7 Schools from 1998 to 2000 as an agricultural education teacher. In 2000, she returned to Oklahoma State University as a graduate teaching associate until 2002, when she went to work with the University of Kentucky as an associate professor of agricultural education until 2009. Since 2009, Dr. Horstmeier has been an associate teaching professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2009, she also founded Horstmeier Consulting, LLC, where she remains the owner to this day. She joined the University of Southern Maine in 2016 as an adjunct associate professor for the Department of Organizational Leadership and continues to work in that capacity also. As a testament to her success, Dr. Horstmeier has received myriad awards, including but not limited to, the Robin Orr Leadership Outstanding Practitioner Award from the Association of Leadership Educators in 2014 and the Thirty Minute Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators from 2005 to 2009. Likewise, she earned the Outstanding Early Career Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture in 2005 and the Elsie Burke Ewing Service Learning Award from the University of Kentucky in 2005.
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