School of Agriculture
Bart E. Gill earned his B.S. in Agriculture and Extension Education from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2004. He went on to earn his B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University in Agricultural and Extension Education in August of 2008. He took his first teaching position at Manheim Central High School in Manheim, PA in August of 2004. The Manheim Central High School agriculture program was very successful and earned several accolades during his tenure. He taught at Manheim Central for three years and then pursued his Ph.D. in agriculture education as he began working on his coursework in pursuit of his M.S. in Agricultural Education. He received his M.S. in August 2008, at which time he applied for the doctoral program in Agricultural Education. He was accepted into the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications Department at Texas A&M University Ph.D. program in August of 2008 and graduated in May 2011. Bart then began his higher academic career at Western Illinois University as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Technology Management/Agricultural Education.
Dr. Gill has been awarded over $30,000 in external and/or internal funding for various educational projects. Dr. Gill has also presented research at various conferences at or above the state level. He also has 8 refereed journal publications, 13 refereed presentations and/or abstracts, plus 9 refereed poster presentations during his career. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Integration in Agriculture Education both at the pre-service and in-service levels are areas of research interest. He has held several leadership positions within professional organizations at state, regional, and national levels. These positions ranged from one-year to multiple year terms. Dr. Gill has also taught 15+ different undergraduate and/or graduate level courses serving various populations during his teaching career. He has helped prepare over 80+ graduates that were fully certified to teach agriculture within their residing state. He has served on several university committees and served on search committees. He also has been a faculty advisor for Agricultural Mechanization Club and Ag Vocators, which are considered collegiate student organizations.