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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-6587
Email: teached@uidaho.edu

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James A. Gregson


Office: College of Education 307
Phone: (208) 885-6773
Email: jgregson@uidaho.edu

College of Education
Associate Dean and Professor

Home Town: Jonesboro & Fayetteville
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2001


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Development of a “green collar” workforce
    • Sustainability Education
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Biography

    Dr. Gregson joined the University of Idaho in 2001. Before coming to the UI, he: (a) managed his own company, Earth Friendly Construction; (b) taught construction technology at the secondary and community/technical college level in Arkansas, (c) served as a Research Associate at Virginia Tech where he worked for the National Center for Research in Vocational-Technical Education; and (d) was an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Occupational and Adult Education at Oklahoma State University. He became Director and Professor for the Division of Adult, Counselor, and Technology Education in 2001 and then Chair for the Department of Adult, Career and Technology Education in 2005. After serving as the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) coordinator for the University from 2009-2011, he became the Associate Dean for the College of Education.

    Dr. Gregson has published more than 40 nationally refereed publications, authored seven book chapters, made more than 80 national peer reviewed presentations, and served as Associate Editor for three national journals related to workforce development. He has received eight national honors from various professional organizations for his scholarship. He has been the Principal Investigator for over two million dollars of grants and contracts related to research, instruction, and service. Dr. Gregson has served as a consultant to the United States Agency for International Aid, Mongolian Gobi Economic Growth Initiative; the Brazilian Federal Technological Education Schools and Centers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, University of Tennessee.



  • Selected Publications
    • Blakely, D., Kroth, M., & Gregson, J. (2011). The impact of nurse rounding on patient satisfaction in a medical surgical hospital unit. MedSurg Nursing, 20(6) 327-352.
    • Gregson, J. A. (2010). A conceptual framework for green career and technical education: Sustainability and the development of a green-collar workforce. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 2(1), 123-135.
    • Sturko. P. A. & Gregson, J. A. (2009). Learning and Collaboration in Professional Development for Career and Technical Education Teachers: A Qualitative Multi-case Study. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 45 (3), 34-60.
    • Sturko, P., Holyoke, L. B., Gagel, C. W., & Gregson, J. A. (2008). Enhancing Reading, Writing and Mathematics: Teachers Teaching Teachers. Workforce Education Forum 35(1). 35-58.
    • Gregson, J. A., & Sturko. P. A. (2007). Teachers as adult learners. Re-conceptualizing professional development. Journal of Adult Education, 36 (1), 1-18.
    • Gregson, J.A. (1996). Continuing the discourse: Problems, politics, and possibilities of vocational curriculum. Journal of Vocational Education Research, 21 (1), 35-64.
    • Gregson, J.A. (1993). Critical pedagogy for vocational education: The role of teacher education. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 30 (4), 3-19.
  • Research Projects
      • Gregson, J.A. & Kroth, M. (2009, October). Using Idaho as a Lifelong Learning Laboratory for Sustainability through Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM): Creating a Public-Private Ecosystem. Annual conference for Idaho Lifelong Learning Association. E-conference.
      • Gregson, J.A. (2008, October). The Development of a Green Collar Workforce. Annual conference for Idaho Lifelong Learning Association, Boise, Idaho.
      • Gregson, J.A. (2008, October). Action Research: For, By and About the Practitioner. Annual conference for Idaho Lifelong Learning Association, Boise, Idaho.
      • Awards and Honors
        • Recipient of the College of Education Teaching Award, 2008.
        • Recipient of the University Council of Workforce and Human Resource Education Service Award, 2006.
          Received the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award. Received a plaque and a $1,000 raise in salary, 1999-2000. This is an annual award given to one faculty member for each College in the University. One must be nominated by a student and supported by colleagues and administration as well as by additional students.
        • The article “Posing problems to raise student consciousness about values, attitudes and worker responsibilities: A democratic possibility” was selected as the Outstanding Manuscript in Volume 19 of the Journal of Vocational Education Research, by the American Vocational Education Research Association. Received a certificate and a check for $100 at the AVA convention in Denver, Colorado, December 3, 1995.
        • The article “The school-to-work movement and youth apprenticeship in the U. S.: Educational reform and democratic renewal?” was selected as the Outstanding Conceptual Manuscript in Volume 32 of the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. Received a plaque at the AVA convention in Denver, Colorado, December 2, 1995.
        • Recipient of the Oklahoma State University, College of Education, Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award, 1994-95. Received a plaque at the College of Education Awards Ceremony, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
        • One of three finalists for the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, 1994-95. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
        • Recipient of the Outstanding Beginning Scholar Award, 1994. Received a plaque and a check for $100.00 from the American Vocational Education Research Association at the AVA convention, Dallas, Texas. 
        • Recipient of the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators’ G. Harold Silvius Outstanding Young Industrial Teacher Educator Award, 1993. Received a plaque and a check for $200 at the AVA convention, Nashville, Tennessee.
        • The article “Work Values and Attitudes Instruction as Viewed by Secondary Trade and Industrial Education Instructors” was selected as the Outstanding Dissertation-Based Manuscript by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. Received a plaque at the AVA convention in Los Angeles, California, December 8, 1991.
        • The article “The Arkansas Building Industry’s Perceptions of Entry-level Employee Work Competencies” was selected as the Outstanding Dissertation-Based Manuscript by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators, 1990. Received a plaque at the AVA convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
        • Recipient of a Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College of Education Mini-grant, $300, 1990.
        • Recipient of the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators’ Leaders for Tomorrow Scholarship, 1989. Received a plaque and a check for $2,500.00 at the AVA convention in Orlando, Florida.

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      "Gardening need not be taught either for the sake of preparing future gardeners, or as an agreeable way of passing time. It affords an avenue of approach to the knowledge of the place farming and horticulture have had in the history of the human race and which they occupy in present social organization. Carried on in an environment educationally controlled, they are means for making a study of facts of growth, the chemistry of soil, the role of light, air, moisture, injurious and helpful animal life, etc. It is pertinent to note that in the history of man, the sciences grew gradually out of useful social occupations.” John Dewey, 1944