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Dr. David Ruesink

Ruesink, Dr. David
Dr. David Ruesink
Professor Emeritus
AGLS Building 409E
Undergraduate Education
Michigan State University, B.S., 1957
Graduate Education
North Carolina State University, M.S., 1965
North Carolina State University, Ph.D., 1967

Special Interests

Worked on a team that developed a process for continuing education that provides rural  leaders with a process to understand the  uniqueness of rural communities and the socio-economic changes taking place.  Most recently on a curriculum writing team developing leadership training material designed to explore critical thinking related to leadership in community settings.

Professional, Community, and Academic Positions

Elected to College Station City Council, May, 2006-present

Bryan/College Station Sister Cities Board, 2006-present (president, 2009-2010)

Research Valley Partnership Board, 2010-Present

Secretary, International Rural Church Association, 2002-2007

Treasurer, International Rural Church Association, 2007-2010

Executive Secretary Rural Church Network of the USA and Canada, 1993-present

Executive Secretary Texas Rural Church Network, 2001-2007

Lecturer, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1991 to 2006

Board of Directors, Texas Rural Leadership Program, 1990-present (President, 2008)

External Advisory Board of School for Rural Public Health, 2002-Present

Professor and Extension Sociologist Emeritus granted May 1992

Professor and Extension Sociologist, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, 1990-92

Extension Sociologist, Texas Agricultural Extension Service and Associate Professor 1970-90

Assistant Professor (3/4 teaching and 1/4 research), Texas A&M University, 1967-70