Scheer named interim chair for ACEL

Aug. 29, 2019

Dr. Scott D. Scheer has been named as interim chair for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University effective September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020, or until a new chair is appointed.

“As I assume this role I will  work with you to keep this amazing momentum going in ACEL for achieving our strategic plan goals and advancing ACEL in CFAES as a place of community, belonging, and thriving,” Scheer shared in an email to faculty and staff following the announcement. 

Dr. Scheer is a professor in ACEL, and has been with Ohio State since 1996. He currently serves as Coordinating Advisor for the Community and Extension Education specialization in the Community Leadership major and Ohio State’s undergraduate minors of Community Outreach Education and Youth Development. He has also provided research and support for OSU Extension (4-H Youth Development) in the areas of Preadolescent Education and the 4-H Cloverbud Program.

Dr. Scheer’s research focus is in the areas of outreach education and youth development. He has secured externally funded grants from sources that include USDA–NIFA, Ohio Department of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. Dr. Scheer publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals and has been recognized with awards including a National Communicator Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Extension Outstanding Teaching Award. He has degrees from the University of Delaware (Ph.D.–Family Studies, Youth focus); Columbia University, Teachers College (M.A.–Developmental Psychology); and Louisiana Tech University (B.S.).

Scheer fills the role as department chair following Dr. Tracy Kitche's appointment as CFAES associate dean for faculty and staff affairs.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Scheer to the role of interim chair for our department.