I serve Ohio State University as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Extension (80%) and Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) (20%), both housed in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Here, I work as a field specialist doing teaching, research, and service in Community & Organizational Leadership Development. My areas of specialization are in: Leadership Development; Instructional Strategies; Capacity Building.
The majority of my teaching is not end-user content. Instead, I most often teach, coach, or consult with educators, faculty members, nonprofit leaders, local government directors, and other managers and administrators to equip them with process skills. Examples include mentoring, coaching, facilitation, strategic thinking, formal and non-formal instructional strategies, online engagement, and other critical leadership skill sets. My goal is to build capacity in these leaders so they can better reach, teach, and lead an exponential number of end-users, clients, and students.
Perhaps most importantly, I strive to weave concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) into all aspects of my work. This provides a critical example for my audiences as I aim to encourage them to consider DEI in all aspects of their work.
Areas of Expertise:
- Strategic Planning
- OSU Mansfield Project - Final Plan October 2016
- Strategic Doing
- Diversity Dialogues
- Local Food Systems
- Needs Assessment
- Urban/Underserved Audiences
Curriculum Vitae - Brian Raison