Collins-Warfield awarded AGGRS

Amy Collins-Warfield was recently awarded the Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship also known as AGGRS. This program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or thesis.  

This annual competition takes place during autumn semester and is tied to financial need. Awards are made on the merit of the proposal, which must be for work that is essential to the dissertation or thesis. 

Congratulations Amy!

McLain defends master’s thesis

Congratulations to Summer McLain on the successful defense of her master’s thesis “Ohio FFA State Officer Experiences with Mental Health Topics in Ohio Agricultural Education Programs.”

McLain will graduate in May with a master of science in agricultural communication, education, and leadership.

Dr. Jera Niewoehner-Green, assistant professor of community leadership, served as her advisor and Dr. Caryn Filson, assistant professor of agriscience education, served on her committee.

Casey defends master’s thesis

Congratulations to Ty Casey on the successful defense of his master’s thesis “Strategies of Motivation Teachers Can Learn from Coaches.”

Casey will graduate in May with a master of science in agricultural communication, education, and leadership.

Dr. Amanda Bowling, assistant professor of agriscience education, and Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor of agriscience education and senior associate dean and director of faculty and staff affairs for CFAES, served as his co-advisors.

 

VanTyne defends master’s thesis

Congratulations to Abbey VanTyne on the successful defense of her master’s thesis, “Exploring Identity Development Among Preservice Agriscience Teachers During an Early Field Experience.”

VanTyne will graduate in May with a master of science in agricultural communication, education, and leadership.

Dr. Caryn Filson, assistant professor of agriscience education, served as her advisor and Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor of agriscience education and senior associate dean and director of faculty and staff affairs for CFAES, served as her committee member.

VanTyne is an agricultural educator at Norwayne High School in Creston, Ohio. She is a 2016 graduate of Ohio State where she earned a bachelor of science in agriscience education.

Congratulations Abbey!!!

Adderly defends master’s thesis

Congratulations to Eboni Adderley on the successful defense of her Master’s thesis “Appraisal of Backyard Gardening Intentions Among Residents on the Islands of New Providence and Grand Bahama.”

Adderley will graduate in May with a master of science in agricultural communication, education, and leadership.

Dr. Mary Rodriguez, assistant professor of community leadership, served as her advisor and Dr. Amanda Bowling, assistant professor of agriscience education, was her committee member.

 

Sword defends master’s project

Congratulations to Amy Sword on the successful defense of her master’s project “STEM Curriculum Best Practices in Selected Middle Schools.”

Amy will graduate in May with a master of science degree in agricultural communication, education, and leadership.

Dr. Jeff King, associate professor of community leadership, served as her advisor, and Dr. Emily Buck, professor of agricultural communication, served as her committee member.

 

Light defends dissertation

Join us in congratulating Dr. Mark Light on the successful defense of his dissertation “Exploring the Adaptability of County 4-H Professionals to an All-Digital Work Setting During COVID-19 Based on Selected Variables and Their Relationship to Change Style Preferences.”

Light will graduate in May with a doctorate in agricultural communication, education, and leadership. His advisor was Dr. Jeff King, associate professor of community leadership, and committee members were Dr. Caryn Filson, assistant professor of agriscience education, Dr. Jerry Thomas, associate professor of community leadership, and Dr. Erdal Ozkan, professor of agricultural engineering in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering.

 

Sanders joins Arkansas Department of Agriculture staff

Sanders, 2021

Join us in congratulating recent alum Abby Sanders ’20, who is now a public information coordinator with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.

Sanders completed a master of science in agricultural communication, education and leadership in December 2020.
Congratulations Abby!

ACEL faculty, grad student collects data in Uganda for water systems project

Dr. Rodriguez and Rafael in Masindi, Uganda during their data collection trip in early March.

In early March, Rafael Landaverde, a PhD student in agricultural communication, education, and leadership, and Dr. Mary Rodriguez, assistant professor in community leadership, traveled to Uganda to collect data as part of the Governance Research on Water Systems (GROWS) project.

GROWS is a grant funded research project with Global Environment and Technology Foundation, US Water Partnership, The Ohio State University, Global Partners for Development and USAID that aims to design and disseminate water governance systems in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. You can learn more about the project here.

While their trip was cut short due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, they did get a photo in Masindi, Uganda to show that the work of CFAES spans worldwide.