teaching classMy teaching philosophy is centered around encouraging and fostering learning. Having experienced classroom environments in both the United States and Europe, I believe in a balanced approach between utilizing assignments and in-class activities with structured lectures and comprehensive exams. To read more on my teaching philosophy click here.

The majority of my teaching experience was gained at the University of Arkansas as an instructor in the Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Department, where I taught 5 different courses. Course descriptions, syllabi, and student evaluations are below.

Courses taught at Kansas State University:

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AGEC 115: Decision Tools for Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness: Development of foundational computer-based empirical skills that address economic and business issues in food and agriculture.  Students will learn how to model information on an issue or problem using mathematical spreadsheets to find relevant answers for decision makers and stakeholders.

Syllabus: AGEC 115 Syllabus Spring 2020

Course Evaluations

AGEC 115 course eval table

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“Overall Hannah did a fantastic job in this class even with all of the bumps that came along as well. she was very good at making sure everyone in class understood every step that we were doing and she took time to make sure we knew what we were doing.”

“A very understanding professor who is always willing to help in the best way possible, my personal best experience since I’ve been at K-State.”

“Professor Shear is one of the best professors that I have had at K-State so far. She engaged very well with the class and increased my desire to do well in the class as well as learn the information well. She was extremely organized and cared a lot not only about her students’ education, but also about them as people.”

Courses taught at the University of Arkansas:


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“One of my favorite professors, she pushes her students to be better while also giving them the assistance and resources to do well in the class.”

“Great teaching techniques! Had an easy time understanding difficult material because of the way this course was taught!”

 “Ms. Shear did an excellent job explaining material in a clear manor, so it was easy to understand. I went into this class without a clue about accounting, I didn’t know the difference between an asset and owners-equity, and now I have an A in the course and am in a much better place to make financial decisions as a manager.”

“Ms. Shear is extremely helpful and willing to do whatever it takes for you to understand the material. You can tell she really wants her students to learn the material and do well in the class, which is very refreshing in college when some professors don’t care if you do well or not.”

Course Evaluation Summary Table

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Sample Teaching Materials:

AGEC 2103 Macroeconomics Syllabus

AGEC 4163 Rural Development Syllabus

Sample AGEC 3303 Assignment

Sample AGEC 3303 Quiz

Sample AGEC 3403 Homework – Balance Sheet

Sample Elasticity Lecture

Sample Farm Business Lecture

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