Rumble named Outstanding Advisor at Ohio State ATI campus

Congratulations to Dr. Joy Rumble, assistant professor of agricultural communication, for being named the recipient of the Ohio State ATI Outstanding Advisor award.

Rumble advises ACEL students who attend our CFAES Wooster campus and teaches several of our agricultural communication undergraduate and graduate courses at both the Wooster and Columbus campuses.

Rumble joined the ACEL faculty in 2018. She is a three time graduate of Ohio State, which includes a master’s degree in agricultural communication from our department.

Ramsier named ATI Outstanding Advisor

Congratulations to Rachael Ramsier, who was presented with the Outstanding Advisor Award for Ohio State ATI.

We are so appreciative of her leadership and service to our ACEL students (and all students!!) as she serves as the academic advisor to more than 70 students studying agricultural communication, agriscience education and community leadership, in addition to instructing several classes at Ohio State ATI.

Thank you Rachael and congratulations!

ACEL students at ATI named outstanding

Paige Schaffter, Outstanding ATI Student


Nicole Middaugh, Outstanding ATI Student


Jamie Water, Outstanding ATI Student

Three of our ATI students were named Outstanding Ohio State ATI Students at the ATI Student Awards Banquet last month.

Nicole Middaugh (agricultural communication, Jamie Walter (agriscience education and agricultural communication) and Paige Schaffter(agriscience education) were recognized with the honor by ATI Director Dr. Kris Boone Payne.

Congratulations to these students and their accomplishments as ATI students! We’re excited to have you join us on the Columbus campus this fall!

ACEL Research: with Dr. Joy Rumble

Dr. Joy Rumble, along with coauthors Taylor Ruth, Alexa Lamm, Traci Irani, and Jason Ellis, published an article in the research journal Science Communication titled, “Are American’s attitudes toward GM science really negative? An academic examination of willingness to expose attitudes.” This national survey of over 1,000 US residents “revealed the majority of respondents had positive attitudes toward GM science; however, these respondents were no more willing to express their attitudes compared to those with neutral or negative attitudes. The findings from this study did not fully support the spiral of silence but provided insight into public opinion formation and measurement.”

Ruth, T. K., Rumble, J. N., Lamm, A. J., Irani, T. A., & Ellis, J. D. (2019). Are American’s attitudes toward GM science really negative? An academic examination of willingness to expose attitudes. Science Communication, 41(1), 113-131.

For more information, see:…/full/10.1177/1075547018819935

For a full news release from the lead author’s institution, see: