Madison Dyment ’22 MS, a recent master’s graduate, will continue her education with the University of Florida’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communication to earn a PhD in agricultural communication.
Justin Pulley was awarded the 2022 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Graduate Student Teaching Award during the 2022 annual conference.
During his time as a graduate student, Pulley lectured Introduction to Agricultural Engineering, Laboratory Pedagogy and Management, Electrical Systems, and Agricultural Machinery Management. He also served as a teaching assistant for Methods of Teaching in Agriscience Education and Toward Cultural Proficiency.
Congratulations to Dr. Alyssa Rockers on the successful defense of her dissertation, “What it means to be an Ohio mother: A qualitative case study of the social identities and interpersonal conversations that influence mothers’ food buying.”
Rockers was advised by Dr. Joy Rumble, assistant professor of agricultural communication. Dr. Jera Niewoehner-Green, assistant professor of community leadership, Dr. Emily Bisdorf Buck, professor of agricultural communication, Dr. Cynthia Burak, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and graduate faculty representative Dr. Dorian Harrison served on her committee.
Amy Collins-Warfield was awarded the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Graduate Student Teaching Award during their annual conference in June.
As a graduate student, Amy taught Introduction to Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, as well as a number of courses in the College of Education and Human Ecology related to mentorship, organizational leadership and personal success.
Amy recently joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota-Rochester as an assistant professor and teaching and learning scholar.
Congratulations to Jennifer Eggleton on the successful defense of her master’s project, “Making Nutrition a Priority in School: An overview of School Curriculum.”
Dr. Brian Raison, associate professor and extension field specialist for community and organizational leadership with OSU Extension, served as Eggleton’s advisor. Her committee members included Dr. Jerry Thomas, associate professor of community and extension education, and Dr. Kellie Claflin, assistant professor of agriscience education.
Eggleton obtained her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in applied business management and education. She is currently a program assistant for SNAP-Ed with the OSU Extension Office in Greene County.
Congratulations to Jeremiah Shum on the successful defense of his master’s thesis, “Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Leadership: Intellectual Property Landscapes for Social Good Using AI-Aided Satellite Technology.”
Shum was advised by Dr. Jeff King, associate professor for community leadership. Dr. Jera Niewoehner-Green, assistant professor of community leadership, served as a member of his committee.
Congratulations to Dr. Rafael Landaverde on the successful defense of his dissertation, “Mapping Climate Adaptability of Subsistence Farmers: A Multistage Mixed Methods Study in Rural Peru. Subsistence Agriculture Climatic Adaptability: A Study in Rural Peru.”
Rafael was advised by Dr. Mary Rodriguez associate professor of community leadership. Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor of agriscience education and senior associate dean for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and director of faculty and staff affairs, Dr. Jera Niewoehner-Green, assistant professor of community leadership, and graduate faculty representative Dr. Ian Sheldon, professor of agribusiness and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy, served on his committee.
Join us in congratulating Justin Bower on the successful defense of his master’s project, “Tracking Your Physical Health & Fitness: A 4-H Project Book.”
Bower was advised by Dr. Jeff King, associate professor of community leadership. Dr. Theresa Ferrari, extension specialist for youth development with Ohio 4-H, and Dr. Hannah Epley, associate state 4-H leader and extension specialist for camping with Ohio 4-H, served as his committee members.
Bower is an educator for healthy living and Ohio Military Kids with Ohio 4-H. He has also served as an extension educator with OSU Extension in Logan County. He is a 2017 graduate of Ohio State with a bachelor of science in community leadership with a specialization in community and extension education.
Congratulations to Justin Pulley on the successful defense of his dissertation, ” ‘Is that an Oculus?’ An Investigation of Ohio Agricultural Education Teachers and Students User Experience in a Virtual Reality Tractor Safety Experience.”
Pulley was co-advised by Dr. Dee Jepsen, professor and leader of the Ohio agricultural safety and health program, and Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor of agriscience education and senior associate dean for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. His committee members include Dr. Amanda Bowling, assistant professor of agriscience education, and Dr. Thomas Cherpes, graduate faculty representative.
Pulley will graduate in August with his doctorate. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science and a master’s degree in agriculture from Sam Houston State University.