ACEL Distinguished Graduate Student: Dr. Aaron Giorgi

Aaron Giorgi has been selected as the 2020 “ACEL Outstanding Graduate Student.” This award is given annually to an ACEL graduate student who embodies the traits of teaching, research, and engagement, central to the mission of the department.

Giorgi’s research has been recognized through the receipt of several ACEL scholarships including the J. Robert and Catharine P. Warmbrod Graduate Scholarship and the Ralph J. Woodin Graduate Scholarship. Aaron’s teaching was recognized nationally when he was awarded a NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award in 2019.

In late March, he defended his dissertation, “A National and University Multi-decade Description of College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Student Behaviors Regarding Postsecondary Education.”

During his time in ACEL, Giorgi has taken on many leadership roles including his time as president of the ACEL Graduate Student Association. He has also taken on the role of mentor to incoming graduate students. In recognition of his leadership, teaching, service and mentorship, the Department has named Aaron Giorgi the 2020 ACEL Outstanding Graduate Student.

On May 3, Giorgi will graduate from The Ohio State University with a doctorate of philosophy in agricultural communication, education, and leadership, with a specialization in agricultural education.

Congratulations Dr. Giorgi!

Aaron’s first day on Ohio State’s campus as a PhD student.

Leading the cultural proficiency class as a TA.

Presenting his research at AAAE.

Presenting his research at AAAE.

Candidacy exams complete!

Dissertation defended! ACEL’s first online PhD defense.