College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications
John Rayfield has been named an associate professor with the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, effective June 1. The Alabama native indicated he is interested in continuing his research efforts in experiential and project based learning. One of his primary goals at Tech is to serve the Agricultural Education and Communications Department in the area of agricultural teacher education to help alleviate the agricultural education teacher shortage in Texas and nationally. Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Rayfield served as an assistant and associate professor with the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University. He also worked as an assistant professor with the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at North Carolina State University. Earlier he served as a graduate teaching assistant at Texas Tech, and an agricultural education instructor at Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia, and Worth County Middle School in Sylvester, Georgia. In addition, Rayfield worked as a county extension agent with the Turner County Extension Service in Ashburn, Georgia. Rayfield received his bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, and his master's degree in agricultural education from the University of Georgia- Athens. His doctorate in agricultural education is from Texas Tech.