Nan Li joins Department of Agricultural Education and Communications
Nan Li, an expert in science and agricultural communications, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, according to officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She officially stepped into her new teaching and research post on 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.
Li's recent awards include the Jan Terry Scholarship Award (2015); Vilas Conference Presentation Awards (2014); Nelli McCannon Life Sciences Communication Award at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013, 2012); and the International Academic Achievement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011).
Li is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; International Communication Association; Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research; and the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
Written by Norman Martin
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