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Rudy Ritz, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

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Dr. Rudy Ritz is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications.  He has been on the faculty since 2009.  He has taught AGED 2300 Introduction to Agricultural Education, AGED 3333 Developing Secondary Programs, AGED 4311 Senior Seminar in Agricultural Education, AGED 3302 Transfer of Technology, AGED 5306 History and Philosophy of Agricultural Education, and ACOM 5307 Methods of Technological Change.  Dr. Ritz also teaches AGED 4306 Student Teaching which involves coordinating student teaching experiences in the field.

Dr. Ritz works on research involving beginning agriscience teachers and also professionals entering Texas AgriLife Extension.  Six departments in CASNR involve a large amount of research and information. Dr. Ritz is part of the team conducting interdisciplinary research in water management through outreach efforts with the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation.   

Dr. Ritz earned a B.S. in agricultural education in 1993 from Texas Tech and a M.S. in 1994.  He started his career as an agriscience teacher in 1994, working in that profession for a total of 14 years.  He received a doctor of education in 2009 from Texas Tech University.

You can contact Dr. Ritz at (806) 834-4807 or rudy.ritz@ttu.edu.