Sharon Thielen, PhD, Director of Education
Sharon Thielen Ph.D. is the Director of Education. Previously, she was Assistant Dean for K-State’s College of Agriculture for seven years and has over 14 years of experience in higher education focused on agriculture and education. She received three degrees from K-State: Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness and Master’s and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. As a Kansas farmer and rancher, she is passionate about agriculture and the opportunities it provides to youth as well as helping educators add agriculture lessons in the classroom.