Doerfert, agricultural communications leader, named 2012 Fellow of AAAE
A Texas Tech agricultural communications professor has been named a Fellow in the American Association for Agricultural Education. David Doerfert was selected for the honor on May 18 at the group's annual conference in Asheville, NC.
"This award is given in recognition to those members of the association who've made exceptional contributions to the profession," said Steve Fraze, chairman of Texas Tech's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. The honor is presented to members who have no less than a decade and no more than 20 years of active service at the university level and who show great promise for continued contributions, he added.
Doerfert began his career as a high school agriculture instructor in Wisconsin. He later served as an assistant professor of agricultural education at Iowa State University. He was also team leader in the education division of the National FFA Organization.
Doerfert joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2002 as an associate professor of agricultural communications. He's taught numerous courses over the years, as well as conducting research related to agricultural communication strategies and methods.
In addition, Doerfert serves as the graduate studies coordinator for the department. He received his bachelor's degree in in agricultural education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His master's degree and doctorate are from The Ohio State University.
Awards for Doerfert include:
- President's Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)
- CASNR Distinguished Service Award (2011)
- Association for Communications Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Science (2009, 2006)
- Outstanding American Association for Agricultural Education Research poster (2008)
- Journal of Applied Communications Professional Development Article of the Year (2007)
- Distinguished Research Awards from AAAE Western Region (2007)
- Journal of Applied Communications Research Article of the Year (2005)
According to program officials, the American Association for Agricultural Education is dedicated to studying, applying, and promoting the teaching and learning processes in agriculture. Membership is open to individuals engaged in agricultural education at U.S. colleges and universities.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Steve Fraze, chairman, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2816 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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