OP McCubbins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education
College of Agriculture and Human Ecology
Tennessee Technological University
Discipline: Agricultural Education
Expertise: Flipped/Active Learning, Student Engagement, Educational Technology, Youth Development, Program Planning and Evaluation, Social Network Analysis
OP is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education at Tennessee Technological University. He was a high school Agricultural Science Instructor for three years in Kentucky before pursuing his Ph.D. in Agricultural Education at Iowa State University. While at ISU, he taught AgEdS 450- Farm Management and Operations, a capstone course for Agricultural Studies majors. As enrollment in the course grew, the ability to engage students became challenging. He was introduced to Team-Based Learning and began planning for implementation the following semester. His dissertation focused on the effectiveness of TBL in a large capstone course; focusing on student perceptions, student engagement, and analysis of the collaboration networks that formed within and between teams. His current line of inquiry focuses on active learning, specifically flipped classrooms and TBL, and the impact that educational technology has on student learning. Dr. McCubbins has facilitated TBL workshops across the US and abroad. He is working with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Tennessee Tech to build an Academic Learning Community focusing on TBL.