David Doerfert takes new leadership post with Texas Tech Graduate School
A Texas Tech agricultural communications professor has been named Associate Dean with Tech's Graduate School. David Doerfert steps into his new position on Jan. 1.
Doerfert's duties will entail leading the degree program evaluation process and information technology support that facilitates graduate program success at the department and college levels. He will also assist with fellowship programs and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reporting activities.
One of his primary goals at the graduate school is to facilitate the growth and quality of graduate education at Texas Tech.
Doerfert began his career as a high school agriculture instructor in Wisconsin. He later served as an education consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and 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 and as a regional director with the National FFA Foundation.
Doerfert joined the Tech's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications faculty in 2002 as an associate professor of agricultural communications. He has 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.
Recent awards for Doerfert include:" CASNR Distinguished Student Advising Award (2014)" CASNR Distinguished Teaching Award (2012)" Fellow in the American Association for Agricultural Education (2012)" 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 Research Award of Excellence (2009, 2005)" Journal of Applied Communications Research Article of the Year (2005) and Professional Development Article of the Year (2007)
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