J. Chris Haynes is an assistant professor in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Wyoming, where he teaches courses to pre-service teachers emphasizing pedagogy and the use of technology in Secondary Agricultural Education and Agricultural Mechanics. Dr. Haynes has developed research interests involving student achievement in science and math in career and technology education as well as STEM and agricultural competency and literacy. His dissertation titled "Testing the Effect of a Science-Enhanced Curriculum on the Science Achievement and Agricultural Competency of Secondary Agricultural Education Students" was partially funded by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE). Dr. Haynes taught high school agriculture for fifteen years in Texas before entering into higher education, and is an active member of the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE), the National Association of Agricultural Education (NAAE), the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA).
Agricultural competency and literacy
Residency in Teaching