Applied Economics Teaching Resources

an AAEA Journal

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Hannah E. Shear - AAEA Teaching Biosketch
Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

Teaching Goal
To always provide engaging and value-added knowledge and experiences to my students in the field of agricultural economics. Every student will leave my class a better decision maker, consumer, and participant in our economy.

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                  August 2021 – present
Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Department
Oklahoma State University
AGEC 1101 Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Experience
AGEC 1113 Introduction to Agricultural Economics
AGEC 3423 Farm and Agribusiness Management
AGEC 3603 Agricultural Finance
AGEC 3810 Domestic Agricultural Production Tours
Quiz Bowl Undergraduate Academic Quiz Bowl Team

Teaching Scholarship
Professional Development in SoTL

AAEA-TLC Teaching Conversations, Online, Fall 2023
ITLE Preparing Online Instructors 2.0, ITLE Oklahoma State University, Fall 2023
Ferguson College of Agriculture Teaching Workshops, 2021-2023
North American Colleges and Teachers of Ag. Conference, Las Cruces NM, June 20-23 2023.
Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning, ITLE Oklahoma State University, Fall 2022
Diversity & Inclusive Teaching Workshop Course, ITLE Oklahoma State University, Spring 2022
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Workshop Course, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2021

SoTL Conference Presentations

  1. Shear, H.E.*. Building Relationships in the Classroom with Inclusivity and Flexibility.
    Track Session Organizer (Inside-Out Teaching Academy: Choices Inside the Classroom and the Impact Out in the "Real World") & Presenter. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. Washington D.C., July 23-26, 2023.
  2. Sharp*, M., H.E. Shear*, C. Sharp*, and J. Lai*. Hot New Technology: Harnessing LTIs to Meet Learning Objectives. Workshop Session. North American Colleges and Teachers Association (NACTA). Las Cruses, NM. June 20-24, 2023.
  3. Shear, H.E., J. Ross Pruitt, Misti Sharp, Lijun Angelia Chen, Nathan Kemper. Creative Classroom Management to Improve Learning Outcomes & Engagement. Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City OK. February 5-7, 2023.
  4. Taylor*, Mykel, M.A. Boerngen*, and H.E. Shear*. Modernizing Farm Management Curriculum. Workshop Session. American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Annual Conference. San Antonio Texas. November 9-10, 2022.

Brief Teaching Philosophy Statement
My general teaching philosophy is to remove as many barriers to learning as possible while making my classroom environment a welcoming and fun place to learn agricultural economics. By developing classroom relationships, structuring my course in an effective manner, providing value added information in the classroom, communicating effectively, and assessing my students in a supportive environment I can remove many barriers and allow my students to truly engage with our content.