Edward Franklin

Departmental Faculty

Associate Professor, Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation

Edward Franklin

Bio

Dr. Edward A. Franklin is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation in the Department of Agricultural Education at the University of Arizona and serves as Coordinator of the Agriculture Technology Management (AGTM) Degree Option. Dr. Franklin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from California State University, Chico in 1984 and served as a Vocational Agriculture Instructor for 13 years.  After receiving a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Education from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1998, he received his Doctorate Degree in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Dr. Franklin joined the Department of Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation in July 2000.  As an Assistant Professor, he taught courses in Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation preparing undergraduates students for their student teaching experience, as well as research courses for graduate students. He assisted the Department in the offering of Agriculture Technology Management (AGTM) laboratory courses before assuming responsibility for instructing all AGTM laboratory courses in 2009. Dr. Franklin serves on the National Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems Career Development Event (CDE) Committee for the National FFA Organization, and coordinates the state Agriculture Mechanics CDE. 

Working with the UA Green Fund Committee, Dr. Franklin has been successful in securing multiple grants to develop sustainable practices and integrate renewable energy concepts into existing courses. Projects include installing rainwater harvesting collection systems, fabricating a biofuel demonstration trailer, adopting water conservation practices, constructing portable solar-powered water pumping demonstration systems, and securing a virtual welding simulator for hands-on training. 


Educational Background

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK                                      
Doctor of Philosophy, 2000
Major: Agricultural Education
 
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA                                                    
Master of Agricultural Education, 1998
Major: Agricultural Education
 
California State University, Chico, CA                                           
Bachelor of Science, 1984
Major: Agriculture


Teaching Responsibilities

AGTM 100 Principles and Practices of Agricultural Mechanics

AGTM 200 Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems with Applications to Agriculture

AGTM 330 Turf and Landscape Technology

AGTM 350 Applications in Agricultural Mechanics


Publications

Franklin, E. A. (2020). Alternative Energy Sources: Is the Topic Suitable for School-Based Agricultural Education?. The Agricultural Education Magazine.

Franklin, E. A. (2017). Calculations for a Grid-Connected Solar Energy System. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publications.

Franklin, E. A. (2015). Demystifying The Solar Module. The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Cooperative Extension Factsheet.

Franklin, E. A. (2015). Hand Tools Used for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication Fact Sheet.

Franklin, E. A. (2015). Mounting Your Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System. The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet.

Franklin, E. A. (2015). Solar PV System Components. The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet.

Franklin, E. A. (2015). Type of Solar Photovoltaic Systems. The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet.

Franklin, E. A. (2016).HAND TOOLS USED FOR SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SYSTEMS. The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet.

Franklin, E. A. (2016). Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Site Assessment. The University of Arizona Collge of Agriculture & Life Sciences Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet., 5.

Franklin, E. A. (2015). Preparing Job Operation Sheets (JOS) for Laboratory Instruction. NACTA Journal, 59(3), 263-264.

Franklin, E., & Armbruster, J. (2012). An Internal Evaluation of The National FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event Through Analysis of Individual and Team Scores From 1996-2006. Journal of Agricultural Education, 51(1), 1-10.

Franklin, E., & Molina, Q. (2012). Teacher Induction Programs in Agricultural Education: Description of the Role of AAAE Higher Education Teacher Preparation Programs. Journal of Agricultural Education, 53(1), 1-10.

Franklin, E. (2011). Greenhouse Facility Management Experts Identification of Competencies and Teaching Methods to Support Secondary Agricultural Education Instructors: A Modified Delphi. Journal of Agricultural Education, 52(4), 150-161.

Franklin, E. (2011). Preparing effective demonstrations for the classroom and laboratory. Teaching Tips. NACTA Journal, 55(2), 92-93.