College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications
Nan Li, an expert in science and agricultural communications, has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, effective Aug. 1. The Chinese native indicated that she is interested in continuing her research efforts in strategic communication of agricultural and natural sciences. One of her primary goals here at Tech is to serve the Agricultural Education and Communications Department to help alleviate agricultural illiteracy through cutting-edge research and responsible teaching practices. Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Li served as a Joan Bossert Postdoctoral Fellow at The Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She also worked as a lead research assistant in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Earlier she served as a teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and interned as a reporter with China Business News in Shanghai, China and a news assistant with Associated Press Television in Beijing, China. Li received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and her master's degree in science communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her doctorate in mass communications (minor in science and technology studies) is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.