By: Emily Bookless
Joy Rumble, PhD, is Ohio State ATI’s assistant professor in the Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) program. In addition to being a professor, she is also a graduate of Ohio State ATI.
Rumble majored in Animal Science before switching to Agricultural Communication during her master’s program. She found the agricultural communication field to be a place where you can understand how people form opinions about the agricultural industry and how to better communicate with them about industry practices. “The program was fulfilling because I was able to help people understand agriculture,” said Rumble.
In 2018, she had the opportunity to come back home to Ohio State ATI and work where her education journey had begun. Rumble decided to pursue this career because her research makes students’ learning richer, and learning from her students makes her research better. “Sharing the knowledge I have gained with future agricultural communicators is a service I can provide to the industry,” said Rumble.
In her role, Rumble advises students who are majoring in Agricultural Communication or Community Leadership. She teaches Introduction to Agricultural Communication and Data Analysis in the Applied Sciences at Ohio State ATI.
Her advice for new students is to get involved early. “Think about opportunities to get practical hands-on learning experience,” said Rumble, “See how you can make a positive difference in the communities around you.”
The Ohio State ATI campus is full of endless opportunities. Rumble said, “This a campus where we get to see students blossom in the ACEL program. Students will make lifelong friendships at this campus.”
Rumble’s favorite things about Ohio State ATI as a student were the hands-on learning experiences, being able to work at the farm, and the smaller class sizes. As a faculty member, Rumble was excited to come back and highlight the potential that Wooster students have and to help them believe in themselves.
Rumble tries to balance hard work with fun. She will never turn down the opportunity to race you to the slide found at the Secrest Arboretum, located next door to campus at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.