Dr. Jonathan Velez

Dr. Jonathan Velez is an Associate Professor in Agricultural Education and General Agriculture and holds the Bradshaw Leadership Academy Professorship in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oregon State University before earning a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education from The Ohio State University. Dr. Velez is passionate about leadership development and, since arriving at Oregon State, has developed leadership coursework, a leadership minor, and a division-wide Leadership Academy.





Aaron McKim

Aaron is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Science Education from Oregon State University. While at OSU, Aaron works on many leadership initiatives including the College of Agricultural Sciences Leadership Academy and the Oregon State University Leadership Minor. Before coming to Oregon State, Aaron earned his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and taught middle school and high school agriculture courses in Indiana. Through the leadership minor, Aaron develops coursework, advises students, and teaches courses in personal leadership development, networking, and the leadership minor capstone course.