Frank Richard Roberts

Part-Time Instructor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Ag & Environ Sciences

Agribusiness Econ Agriscience

Carver Hall 242-D
Ph.D.Agricultural Education / Oklahoma State University
M.S.Agricultural Education / Oklahoma State University
B.S.Agricultural Education / Oklahoma State University


I am a future-oriented educator with over a decade of experience in course design and delivery in the context of secondary and postsecondary agricultural education as well as the online environment. I also have advanced knowledge and skills in regard to student recruitment, evaluation, and youth development. My core competencies include: instructional design, youth leadership training, recruitment and retention, online teaching and learning, partnership building, program evaluation, quantitative data analysis, qualitative data analysis, community engagement, engaging diverse populations, STEM education, and global outreach.

Research Interests

My research and scholarly pursuits span five themes across domestic and international agricultural contexts. Through these themes, I examine the attitudes, experiences, methods, evaluation techniques, and policies that: lead to effective educators; address the needs of diverse, underrepresented, and at-risk populations; encourage the effective implementation of STEM education; promote high impact practices, especially service-learning, as teaching and learning approaches; stimulate youth, teacher, and community empowerment.

Recent Publications

  • Frank Roberts, Chastity English, Antoine Alston (2020). ( Fostering identity development in teacher preparation: Service-learning's role in empowering agricultural education majors to teach STEM concepts.). Journal of Agricultural Education .
  • Antoine Alston, Frank Roberts, Chastity English (2020). (Toward a holistic agricultural student recruitment model: A national analysis of the factors affecting students' decisions to pursue an agricultural related degree.). (1) 4, pp. 1-23. Journal of Research in Technical Careers.
  • Antoine Alston, Richie Roberts, Chastity English (2019). ( Building a Sustainable Agricultural Career Pipeline: Effective Recruitment and Retention Practices Used by Colleges of Agriculture in the United States). Journal of Research in Technical Careers.
  • Chastity English, Antoine Alston, Anthony Graham, Frank Roberts (2018). (An Analysis of Rural North Carolina Superintendents' Views Regarding the Presence of Future Ready Graduate Attributes within the Instructional Environment). 68, pp. 15. Southern Agricultural Education Research.
  • Richie Roberts, M. Edwards (2017). (Challenges to Sustaining University-Community Partnerships in War-Torn, Northern Uganda: Investigating Resistance, Negative Stereotyping, and Gender Bias in Agricultural Students’ Attachments). In Robert Strong Jr., (2) 24, pp. 4-21. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Richie Roberts, Jon Ramsey (2017). (The Black Swans of Agricultural Education: A Glimpse into the Lived Experiences that Shape Urban Agricultural Educators’ Meaning in Work). (3) 58, pp. 1-18. Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Richie Roberts, Diane Montgomery (2017). (Using Epistemological Positions and Orientations to Instruction to Explore School-Based, Agricultural Educators’ Perceptual Identities: A Q-Sort Study). (1) 58, pp. 151-171. Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Richie Roberts, Robert Terry Jr., Nicholas Brown, Jon Ramsey (2016). (Students’ Motivations, Value, and Decision to Participate in Service-Learning at the National FFA Days of Service). (2 ) 57, pp. 199-214 . Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Richie Roberts, Marshall Baker, Carmelita Goossen (2016). (The Chasm between Beliefs and Practice: A Case Study of the Epistemological Positions of Pre-Service Agricultural Education Teachers). In Harry Boone, Jr., (2) 57, pp. 184-198. Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Richie Roberts, M. Edwards (2016). (Transforming Students’ Global Knowledge and Perspectives through International Service-Learning (ISL) in Uganda: How Six U.S. University Agriculture Students Made Sense of their Lived Experiences over Time). In Robert Strong, Jr. , (3) 23, pp. 7-23. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Richie Roberts, M Edwards (2015). (Confronting Food Insecurity during an International Service-Learning Opportunity: What were the Lived Experiences of Six University Agriculture Students?). (2) 22, pp. 38-40. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Nicholas Brown, Richie Roberts, Ashley Whiddon, Carmelita Goossen, Amanda Kacal (2015). (Paxton Revisited: The Essence of the Lived Experiences of Urban Agricultural Education Students). (1) 56, pp. 58-72. Journal of Agricultural Education.
  • Richie Roberts , M. Edwards (2015). (Service-Learning’s Ongoing Journey as a Method of Instruction: Implications for School-Based, Agricultural Education). (2) 56, pp. 217-233. Journal of Agricultural Education.