Learning Experience; Meyers selected as 2018 Texas Tech Integrated Scholar
By: Norman Martin
Courtney Meyers, an associate professor and graduate studies coordinator with Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, has been named a 2018 Integrated Scholar by the university. The honor indicates that the faculty member has demonstrated significant accomplishments and effective synergy among the major professorial functions of teaching, research and service.
"Each of these faculty members has infused the results of their scholarship and creative activity into the learning experiences they provide to students, and their service and engagement activities," said Texas Tech Provost and Senior Vice President Michael Galyean.
Meyers has been an associate professor of agricultural communications at Tech since 2014 after joining the faculty as assistant professor in 2008. Before joining Tech, she was a graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of Arkansas and the University of Florida, and a communications specialist with the International Grains Program at Kansas State University.
The Kansas native received her bachelor's degree in agricultural communication and journalism from Kansas State University. Her master's degree in agricultural and extension education is from the University of Arkansas, and her doctorate in agricultural education and communication from the University of Florida.
Meyers has been recognized for her teaching and research capabilities. She has co-authored award-winning research papers and posters, including the best research article in the Journal of Applied Communications, the Association for Communication Excellence outstanding paper, the SAAS Agricultural Communications outstanding paper, and the SAERC outstanding innovative idea poster. In addition, she served a three-year term as an officer in the research special interest group for the Association for Communication Excellence.
Recent awards for Meyers include the Bumpers College Alumni Society's Outstanding Young Alumna at the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (2017), Association for Communication Excellence's Research Special Interest Group Award of Excellence (2013, 2015), Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Excellence in Teaching Award (2015), and the Non-Land Grant Agriculture and Renewable Resources Universities Distinguished Young Educator Award (2013). Texas Tech has recognized her with the President's Excellence in Teaching Award (2014) and Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center Faculty Spotlight Award (2013).
CONTACT: Steven Fraze, Interim Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or email@example.com
1205NM17 / Editor's Note: Previous Integrated Scholar profiles can be viewed here