Dr. Katherine McKee
Room 202 Ricks Hall
Office phone (919)
Fax (919) 513-1965
2011 Ph.D. Agricultural & Extension Education, Virginia Tech
2004 M.S. Ed. Curriculum & Instruction/Youth Development & Agricultural Education, Purdue University
2002 B.S. Agricultural Science & Teacher Certification, Cook College, Rutgers University
At NC State, Katie teaches courses in leadership development and advises undergraduate students. She is a Co-coordinator of the Leadership & Social Justice Program in the College of Agriculture and is a Project SAFE Ally. Katie loves discussions about issues of justice and access, teaching methods and curricula for leadership, and 90s music. She’s a reviewer for the Journal of Leadership Education because she loves seeing what other people are studying. Katie is partner to Jonathan and favorite human/carrot lady to Phineas (the wonder horse).
Research Friend of Extension from North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Virginia Honorary State FFA Degree
Honorary Garden State FFA Degree
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
AEE 311 Communication Methods & Media
AEE 433/533 Leadership & Management of Volunteers
AEE 490 Seminar in AEE
AEE 350 Personal Leadership Development
AEE 460 Organizational Leadership
Leadership and Social Justice in Agriculture
Primary Research Interests
Leadership identities in social justice communities
Social identity development
Pedagogical practices for leadership education
McKee, K., & Bruce, J. (2017). Using Project Based Learning and Communities of Practice to Develop Transformative Leadership for Advocate and Activist Social Identities. Paper Presentation at the Association of Leadership Educators: Cultivating Leadership Education for a Complex World in Charleston, SC.
Bruce, J., Morgan, J., Warner, W., & McKee, K. (2017). The Certificate of Social Justice Program. Paper presentation at the Association of Leadership Educators: Cultivating Leadership Education for a Complex World in Charleston, SC.
Bruce, J., & McKee, K. (2016). Inclusion: More than just a seat at the table. Workshop at the 18th Annual Global Conference of the International Leadership Association; The Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership in Atlanta, GA.
Bruce, J., & McKee, K. (2016). What Does an Inclusive Leadership Classroom Look Like? Workshop at the Association of Leadership Educators: Prospecting for Leadership Conference in Sacramento, CA.
McKee, K., & Bruce, J. (2016). Barriers to Inclusive Leadership Learning Environments. Poster presented at the Association of Leadership Educators: Prospecting for Leadership Conference in Sacramento, CA.
McKee, K.E., Westfall-Rudd, D., & Niewolny, K. (2016). Access to Discourse and Professional Identity Development of Doctoral Students in Communities of Practice - A Case Study. Presentation at the 28th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
McKee, K.E. & Westfall-Rudd, D.M. (2013). Professional Identity Development in Graduate Students. In H. Bednarczyk and J.R. Stone (Eds.), Career and Technical Education Research and Professional Development in the United States of America. Badawczyk, Poland: Instytut Technologii Eksplatacji.