Western Kentucky University

Faculty and Staff - Thomas Kingery

Dr. Thomas Kingery, Ed.D

Dr. Thomas Kingery, Ed.D

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education

Office:  EST 242
Phone:  270-745-5966
Email:  thomas.kingery@wku.edu
Website:  http://www.wku.edu/agriculture/

Courses Instructed

  • AGED 250 - Introduction to Teacher Education in Agriculture
  • AGED 470/470G - Methods in Agricultural Education
  • AGRI 398e - Seminar Agricultural Education
  • AGRI 108 - Rural Sociology
  • AGED 475 - Youth Development & Agricultural Education
  • AGRI 399 - Research Problems in Agriculture
  • SEC 490 - Student Teacher Supervision


His research areas include international agricultural education, STEM concepts in agricultural education, college and career readiness of secondary students, technical agriculture competencies, and barriers to college student success. 


Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Kingery taught secondary agriculture for sixteen years in central Indiana. His specific content areas focused on agriculture mechanics, animal science, FFA, youth development and leadership. He was raised on a diversified livestock and production farm with an emphasis in swine production, shorthorn cattle, and corn & soybean production. He was a ten year 4-H member and enjoyed showing livestock in the Midwest and National shows. He is originally from the Westfield, Indiana and is married to Becky, a Fresno State Graduate with a major in Animal Science. He and his wife have three children, Maddie, Ireland, & Liam. In his free time he enjoys restoring antique tractors, fishing, hunting, and helping his children with their 4-H animals. 

Agricultural Education Society - Advisor

Agricultural Ambassador - co-Advisor

Agricultural Field Day - Chair

Agricultural Education Dual Credit - Liaison


Ed.D.: Agricultural Education, Texas Tech & Texas A&M University, 2010

M.Ed.: Curriculum & Instruction, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2003

B.S.:  Agricultural Education, Purdue University, 1995

 Last Modified 7/22/13