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Frank Flanders

Frank Flanders
Date Honored: 11/04/2014

2014 Outstanding Academic Advisor

Department: Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

Dr. Frank B. Flanders is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication at the University of Georgia. He serves as the undergraduate coordinator for agricultural education and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, preparing secondary agricultural education teachers. His research interests include the improvement of teaching and learning at the secondary level and historical research. He has presented numerous papers and workshops at state, regional and national conferences. Flanders is the author of two textbooks used across the United States. His book, "Modern Livestock and Poultry Production," is the recommended reference for the National FFA Livestock Career Development Event. He serves the National FFA Organization as an associate superintendent of the National FFA Nursery and Landscape Career Development Event.

Flanders is a member of the Georgia Agricultural Education Hall of Fame. He has received the national Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from the Professional Fraternity Association. He has also received the Outstanding Faculty Member in Agricultural Education Award and the Outstanding Service and Faculty Member award from UGA's Student Government Association. He is a recipient of the UGA Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor Award for 2014.

On class evaluations, Flanders is consistently rated highly on his availability and willingness to help students outside the classroom and during academic advisement. These students benefit from his years of experience in agriculture as well as education.