Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Mollie Aschenbrener

Professor in the College of Agriculture, Lead Teacher Educator & Graduate Coordinator, CRARS Faculty Affiliate

Personal Information

After teaching agricultural science at Paso Robles High School for eleven years, I left to attend the University of Missouri. I completed my doctorate in agricultural education and my research interests include teacher education, creativity and effective teaching, and leadership. I grew up in Oregon where I was very involved in the FFA program. After spending one year in the rain at Oregon State, I transferred to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where I earned my bachelor's degree in agricultural business and my master's degree in agricultural education. I have been married to my husband Sean since 1996, and we have four children.


  • AGED 520 - Supervised Teaching in Agriculture
  • AGED 521 - Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Vocational Agriculture
  • AGED 601 - Program Planning in Agricultural Education (Online Master's course)
  • AGED 608 - Teaching Diverse Learners in Agricultural Education (Online Master's course)
  • AGED 610 - Assessment in Agricultural Education (Online Master's course)

Research and Professional Interests

I am passionate about teaching and learning! I truly enjoy the challenge of teaching and strongly desire to see students discover new knowledge. I am also strongly committed to leadership development. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to encourage students develop their own personal leadership skills and to apply these skills to team environments.

Portrait of Mollie Aschenbrener