Courtney Gibson, Ph.D.
Dr. Gibson is a lifelong Red Raider and began at Texas Tech University as an assistant professor in agricultural communications in 2015. She also currently serves as the co-advisor of the Texas Tech chapter of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT).
Dr. Gibson teaches a variety of courses mostly focused on visual communication, graphic design, and print layout, as well as utilizing online media and the historical and theoretical foundations of agricultural communications. She has been recognized for her teaching and advising through several awards including the Western Region AAAE Outstanding Early Career Member Award (2019), the CASNR Student Advising Award (2017), the Association of Communications Excellence Award of Excellence in Academic Programs (2017), a Mortar Board Apple Polishing Award (2017), the Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2014), and the Outstanding Teacher Award from Harmony Public Schools (2011). She was also named the Doctoral Student of the Year in 2014 for the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications.
Dr. Gibson's research focuses on developing and enhancing student creativity, the impact and importance of visual communication and graphic design for agriculture, social media strategy, and risk and crisis communication.
She also serves the industry and university in many ways. She is an active member of the university's Convocations Committee and the CASNR Institutional Effectiveness Committee and serves as a co-superintendent of the Texas FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event and superintendent of the National FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event. She also serves on various national and regional committees within professional organizations
Dr. Gibson previously served as an instructor in agricultural communications following the completion of her Ph.D. in 2014. Prior to her doctoral program, she spent four years teaching junior high social studies and served as the social studies department chair at Harmony School of Innovation in Houston, TX.
Dr. Gibson is a Lubbock native and an avid Red Raider. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications in 2006, her Master of Science in Agricultural Communications in 2008, and her Ph.D. in Agricultural Communications and Education in 2014, all from Texas Tech.