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Iowa State Horticulture Faculty Member to Receive Teaching Award
June 2nd, 2010
AMES, Iowa — Cindy Haynes, an associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, will receive this year’s Teacher Fellow Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA).
The Teacher Fellow Award is based on an assessment of the instructor’s teaching philosophy; evaluations submitted by current students, alumni, administrative officers and peers; a self-evaluation as well as factors such as availability to students, teaching innovations and departmental/institutional activity. Haynes will be recognized at the 56th Annual NACTA/SERD (Science and Education Resource Development) Conference to be held June 22-25.
Haynes’ teaching responsibilities include home horticulture, herbaceous ornamentals and educating youth through horticulture courses. She also periodically teaches international travel in horticulture.
She conducts research primarily in the method and practice of teaching horticulture and human issues in horticulture. Haynes has published research on youth programming at a public garden and perceptions of volunteers at public gardens.
Her extension activities include coordinating the Iowa Master Gardener Program, the Herbaceous Perennial Saturday symposium, the ISU Home Demonstration Gardens Field Days and a web site called Yard and Garden Online (www.yardandgarden.extension.iastate.edu).
Haynes joined Iowa State in 1999. She earned doctorate and master’s degrees in horticulture from the University of Georgia in 1991 and 1996; and a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Louisiana Tech University in 1988.