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Boren selected to become new assistant professor with Tech’s AEC, ICFIE

Boren selected to become new assistant professor with Tech’s AEC, ICFIE

Amy Boren, an expert in international agricultural leadership, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, according to officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She officially stepped into new her teaching and research post on July 15.

The Nebraska native indicated that she will work closely with Tech’s International Center for Food Industry Excellence. In her new position she will explore youth entrepreneurship and rural community development in developing countries.

One of her primary goals here at Texas Tech is to examine the role of young people and women in creating entrepreneurial activities that generate income or food resources for their households and communities.

Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Boren worked as a research assistant professor-online education coordinator, and research assistant professor-international liaison at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also worked as a leadership development specialist with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture; Executive Director with El Centro de las Américas; and a lecturer at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Boren received her bachelor’s degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and her master’s degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her doctorate in human sciences-leadership studies is from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Awards for Boren include United Way of Lincoln/Lancaster County ‘Spirit of United Way’ Award (2009); Lincoln Police Department Outstanding Service Award to Victims of Crime (2008); and University-wide Departmental Teaching Award (2007).

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Steven Fraze, Chair, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2816 or steven.fraze@ttu.edu

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