Spring 2021

Section 4165 of AGBUS7
Agricultural Economics -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings, but may include scheduled zoom office hours. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor

Section 4240 of AGRI20
Introduction to Plant Science -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
Optional Zoom meetings will take place for each class session on Wednesdays from 9:00am-11:00am. Attendance at these zoom meetings is recommended but not required. The instructor will record the meetings for watching at a later date/time. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 4459 of AGRI20
Introduction to Plant Science -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
Optional Zoom meetings will take place for each class session on Tuesdays from 9:00am-11:00am. Attendance at these zoom meetings is recommended but not required. The instructor will record the meetings for watching at a later date/time. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 6047 of AGBUS2
Agricultural Computer Applications -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings, but may include scheduled zoom office hours. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor

Fall 2020

Section 0034 of AGRI20
Introduction to Plant Science -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 0144 of AGBUS56
Introduction to Agriculture Business and Management -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1487 of AGBUS7
Agricultural Economics -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 2398 of AGBUS2
Agricultural Computer Applications -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Summer 2020

Section 8168 of AGBUS2
Agricultural Computer Applications -- : Jun 15 - Aug 09 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

University of California,Davis (2007-Present) Ph.D in Agricultural Science Education

University of California,Davis (2005) Master of Arts Degree, Agricultural Education

University of California,Davis (2004) High School Teaching Credential (Agriculture & Geoscience)

University of Sierra Leone (1995) Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture


 

Academic Experience

2019-Present: Program Coordinator, Hemp Agriculture

2014-2018: Coordinator, Student Learning Outcomes 

2013-Present: AgriBusiness Instructor/Program Coordinator-Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California

2010-2013: Adjunct Instructor Woodland Community College

2006-2013: High School Agriculture/Science Teacher-Woodland Joint Unified School District

2007-2011: Graduate Teaching Assistant- University of California, Davis (School of Education)

2007-2009: Graduate Research Assistant- University of California, Davis ( School of Medicine)

2003-2006: High School Agriculture teacher-Elk Grove Unified School District, CA


2000-2001:High School Science Teacher-West Contra Costa Unified School District,CA

George Sellu is a tenured faculty in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). He joined SRJC in 2013 and he has served as an instructor and the Coordinator of the Agribusiness Program. He also serves and the Coordinator for the newly developed Hemp Agriculture Program. 

Work and Consulting Experience

20+ years experience in teaching and curriculum development

Extensive experience in developing and facilitating Distance Education courses

Over 15 years in agriculture business development and consulting 

Over 10 years experience in agronomy & crop consulting

Extensive experience in hemp agronomy and processing

 

 

 

Professional Areas of Interest

Hemp Cultivation and Processing

Career Technical Education

Food Security 

Workplace Learning

Higher Education, Teaching and Learning

Professional Involvement and Community Service

Member, California Agriculture Teachers' Association (2003-Present)

Member, National Association of American Agricultural Educators (2006-Present)

Member, American Educational Research Association (2009-Present)

Member, California Teachers' Association (2000-2013)
 

Presentations and Publications

Publications:

Sellu, G.S. , Kane, M., Pendergrast, J. Wills, C. (2020).Terpene drift from Cannabis sativa L. (hemp) and the implications for Vitis vinifera (wine grapes) planted in close proximity. Technical Report.

Okhremtchouk, I. & Sellu, G.S. (2019). Teacher readiness to work with  English language learners: Arizona context. The Teacher Educator 53(4)                                             

Sellu, G.S. & Carter Ching, C. (2019). Bridging the cultural gap in the global workplace, Global Workplace Learning Handbook. Somerset, NJ: Wiley.

Sellu, G.S. & Carter Ching, C. (2019). The effectiveness of learning communities in increasing employee learning, Global Workplace Learning Handbook. Somerset, NJ: Wiley.

Sellu, G.S. & Okhremtchouk, I. (Under review). An analysis of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teacher readiness to work with English Language Learners in Arizona. Journal of Science Teaching.

Sellu, G. S. & Trexler, C.J. (Under review). Students’ perspective on teaching activities and learning environments that contribute to achievement in agricultural science courses. Journal of Agricultural Education.

Sellu, G.S. & Trexler, C.J. (Under review). Examining the potential use of standards-based agricultural biology as an alternative to biology in California. Journal of Agricultural Education.

McCurdy, S.A., & Sellu, G. S. (2008). A Practical Approach to Pesticide Illness. Environmental Protection Agency. Sacramento, CA.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Sellu, G. S. (June 2020). Growing Cannabis in the Wine Country: Shone Farm Hemp Project. Weeds & Wine Symposium (Webinar)

Sellu, G. S., & Henderson, S.C. (2019).Engaging Students of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. A2MEND 12th Annual African American Male Summit, Los Angeles, CA

Sellu, G. S., & Grogan, J. (2019). Strategies for developing effective hybrid distance education lab science courses. Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA.

Sellu, G. S. (2017).Writing and Assessing Effective Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Sellu, G. S. (2016).Examining the Potential of Standards-based High School Agricultural Biology as an Alternative to Traditional Biology in California. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC

Okhremtchouk, I. S., Archibeque, R., Clark, A., Baca, E. C., & Sellu, G. S. (2016). Sentenced for Life: An Analysis of District Reclassification Criteria for English Language Learners in California. American Education Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

Okhremtchouk, I. S., Sellu, G. S., Gonzalez, T., & Manak, R. M. (2016). Teacher Readiness to Work with English Language Learners: California Context. American Education Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

Sellu, G. S. (2016).Emotional Intelligence: A Catalyst for Effective Leadership and Management. Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Sellu, G. S. (2016).Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Analyzing and Implementing Food Security Policies using Peace and Conflict Frameworks. Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA

Sellu, G. S., Okhremtchouk, I. S., & Manak, R. M. (2015). An Analysis of Teacher Readiness to Teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Subjects to English Language Learners: Arizona Context. American Education Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL

Okhremtchouk, I., Sellu, G., & Gillis, M. K. (2013). Teacher Readiness to Work with English Language Learners: Arizona Context. American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Sellu, G.S., & Sheils, S. (2010). Quantifying Science Teacher Professional Development: Developing an Evaluation Model for a Teacher Research Academy Partnership,” American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.

                                           

Honors and Awards

2019: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fellow

2016: Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Educator of the Year Finalist