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Blake Colclasure
Blake Colclasure PHD
Assistant Professor
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Crete
LI117
402.826.6728

About

Education

  • Ph.D.     Agricultural Education and Communication, Univeristy of Florida
  • M.S.      Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
  • B.S.       Agricultural and Environmental Science Education, University of Illinois

Teaching

Dr. Blake Colclasure is passionate about teaching and learning in the agricultural and environmental sciences. He uses a student-centered approach to teaching and incorporates inquiry-based instruction, problem-based learning, and real-world learning experiences in the classroom. Blake has teaching experience at diverse levels, including leading high school and community college agricultural programs. Blake has delivered teacher professional development on teaching methods in agricultural and environmental sciences to practicing secondary and post-secondary teachers, and received a graduate student teaching award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Blake enjoys teaching the following courses at Doane University:

  • EVS 105     Introduction to Natural Resources   
  • GEO 320    Local and Global Food Systems 
  • EVS 325     Soil Systems & Sustainability 
  • EVS 351     Environmental Research I
  • EVS 371     Animal Production Systems & Sustainability
  • EVS 410     Crop Science & Sustainability
  • EVS 485     Agriculture & Natural Resources Seminar
  • EVS 495     Environmental Research II

Research

Blake's research focuses on the intersection of environmental science, agriculture, and human dimensions. He believes that in order to solve the complex global challenges of the 21st century, we must understand the critical role that people play in both the problem and the solution. Blake enjoys working with students on research projects and employs quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research methodologies. Blake believes that interdisciplinary research teams that transcend the social and natural sciences are best suited to solve the wicked agricultural and environmental problems facing our society. Dr. Colclasure is an active presenter at regional and national conferences and seeks to regularly publish in peer-reviewed journals. See Blake's academic scholarship on ResearchGate:

Dr. Colclasure's Research Gate Profile

Professional Membership

  • American Association for Agricultural Education
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • National Council for Science and the Environment