Leadership Studies

Robin Horstmeier

Part-time Faculty

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Academic Degrees

  • PhD: Oklahoma State University, 2002
  • MEd: University of Missouri, 1998
  • BS: University of Missouri, 1996


Professional Experience:

Owner, President and CEO, Horstmeier Consulting LLC; 2009-present

Associate Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri; 2009-present

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky; 2008-2009

Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky; 2002-2008 (promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure; July 2008)

Graduate Teaching Associate, Oklahoma State University; 2000-2002

Agricultural Educator, Sweet Springs R-7 Schools; 1998-2000 (taught 7-12, advisor to the Sweet Springs FFA Chapter)

State Events Coordinator, University of Missouri Extension - 4-H Youth Development Programs;1997-1998 (advisor to Missouri 4-H Leadership Council)



PhD: Oklahoma State University, 2002        Specializations: Teacher Education and Leadership Development

MEd: University of Missouri, 1998                  Emphasis Area: Agricultural Education

BS: University of Missouri, 1996                        Major: Agricultural Education                                         Minor:Agricultural Economics

Research Interests


  • Youth-Adult Partnerships
  • Youth Role in Community Partnerships
  • Administration of Youth Organizations
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Recent Publications

Noble, D. J., Matesi, L., Moss Breen, J., Peiter Horstmeier, R., Anderson, D., Allen, S., & Pedigo, L.

(2015, Accepted for publication). Resource development opportunities for the Association of

Leadership Educators: Phase one. Journal of Leadership Education.

Kitchel, T., & Peiter Horstmeier, R. (2010). Psychosocial differences by CTE discipline and personality

type in student teachers. Journal of Career and Technical Education.

Peiter Horstmeier, R., & Ricketts, K. (2009). Youth leadership development through school-based civic

engagement activities: A case study. Journal of Leadership Education, 8(2), 238-253. Available

at: http://www.fhsu.edu/jole/issues/JOLE_8_2.pdf

Peiter Horstmeier, R., & Morgan, J. A. (2008). Preparation level and mentorship experiences of Kentucky

beginning Agricultural Education teachers. Journal of Southern Agricultural Education Research,

57(1), 16-28.

Peiter Horstmeier, R., & Nall, M. A. (2007a). Youth leadership development: A national analysis of FFA

member role and activity context. Journal of Leadership Education, 6(1), 141-157. Available at:


Peiter Horstmeier, R., & Nall, M. A. (2007b). Rural FFA leadership: Understanding members’ role and

the context of chapter activities. Journal of Leadership Education, 6(1), 127-141. Available at: