Lloyd Bell is a professor in the department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. He is a Nebraska native having received his B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Nebraska in 1971. He began his career as an instructor of vocational agriculture in West Point, NE. In 1976, he was appointed as an Assistant Director of Agriculture in charge of the Bureau of Plant Industry for the state of Nebraska. He has been a faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR) since 1978, during which time he completed an M.S. in Agricultural Education in 1980, and a Ph.D. in Administration, Curriculum & Instruction in 1984. Dr. Bell teaches extensively in the teacher preparation program of the department. Currently, he coordinates both the traditional as well as provisional agricultural education endorsement programs. Within the undergraduate curriculum, he specializes in program planning instruction and professional practice. Graduate level instruction includes teaching methodology and program planning. He has been recognized, within the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, as a recipient of the NACTA Teaching Award of Merit, the L.W. Crowe Award for outstanding undergraduate advising, and The UNL Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has also received recognition from the North Central Region of the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) as an Outstanding Agricultural Educator and for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Bell's scholarly activity and research interests are in curriculum development issues. He has served as AAAE vice-president for the North Central region as well as president of the AAAE. He has achieved the status of Senior Fellow within the AAAE. He has represented the AAAE on the National Council for Agricultural Education during which time he served as president of the National Council for Agricultural Education.
- ALEC 805, Advanced Teaching Strategies; College Teaching Methods, Fall 2016
- Summit welcome and challenge, National Council for Agricultural Education, Indianapolis, IN
Awards & Honors
- AAAE Senior Fellow, American Association for Agricultural Education, 2012