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Todd Brashears, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Todd Brashears is an associate professor in the department of Agricultural Education and Communications and Educational Specialist for the International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) at Texas Tech University.  His social science research agenda focuses on the components of educational programming and the interaction of personal characteristics, knowledge, and behaviors within the agricultural workforce.  Within multiple Latin American countries, Dr. Brashears works with his multidisciplinary colleagues to facilitate effective training that improves the level of safety in a multitude of food products.  He is a former secondary agricultural science teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska, and currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Agricultural Leadership.  He holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and a M.S. in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University.  His Doctorate is in Agricultural Education from Texas Tech.

Dr. Brashears has received numerous teaching and research awards during his time at Texas Tech University including being named CASNR’s Outstanding Young Faculty Member and Outstanding Teacher. He has been recognized for the outstanding research paper in both the Southern and Western Regions of the AAAE and been first runner-up at the national level. He was recognized as the national award winner for the profession’s outstanding dissertation award in 2004.

He is a member of the Southern Region AAAE and serves the college as a representative to the Texas Tech Faculty Senate.  Aside from his duties at Texas Tech, Dr. Brashears also serves the state of Texas as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Brazos River Authority, a position he was appointed to by Governor Rick Perry in 2010. 

You can contact Dr. Brashears at (806) 834-2135 or todd.brashears@ttu.edu.