Dr. John Rayfield is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at Texas Tech University. Dr. Rayfield has authored or co-authored 32 refereed journal articles in lead journals in career and technical education and agricultural education. Dr. Rayfield has been recognized for his professional contributions to agricultural education in teaching and research. In 2016, he was recognized as the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) Southern Region Distinguished Researcher. Dr. Rayfield received the college level Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching at Texas A&M University. He was recognized as the 2013 AAAE Southern Region Outstanding Early Career Member and received the Honorary American FFA Degree in 2013.
Dr. Rayfield’s teaching and research interests are in the field of experiential learning where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on experiential learning practice and theory. On the undergraduate level, Dr. Rayfield teaches AGED 4404 Methods of Teaching Agricultural Science and AGED 3333 Developing Secondary Agricultural Education Programs. On the graduate level, he teaches AGED 5302 Research Methods and Analyses in Agricultural Education and Communications and AGED 5308 Foundations Adult Education.
Dr. Rayfield has served as the superintendent of the National FFA Livestock Career Development Event, Assistant Superintendent of the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest and judges open and junior livestock show across the United States. He has co-authored a textbook for high school agricultural education titled “Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources”.
Contact Dr. Rayfield at 806-834-1956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.