Agricultural Communications’ Courtney Meyers named AAAE Fellow
By: Norman Martin
In recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the profession throughout her career, Courtney Meyers, a professor and graduate studies coordinator within Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, has been honored as a 2020 American Association for Agricultural Education Fellow.
"We're so proud to see Dr. Meyers' accomplishments recognized by her induction as a Fellow of AAAE," said Scott Burris, chair of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. "It's an honor reserved for the most distinguished professionals, and she certainly represents that well." The recognition 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.
AAAE is one of the nation's premier national societies for social science scholarship in food, agriculture and natural resources. Program officials note that its mission is to foster excellence in the discovery and exchange of evidence-based solutions for social science challenges in agriculture and related sciences.
Recognized as a Texas Tech Integrated Scholar (2018), Meyers is a member of Texas Tech's Teaching Academy and has received a number of teaching awards at the college, university and national levels including the Non-land-grant Agriculture and Renewable Resources Universities' Distinguished Young Educator Award (2013), Texas Tech President's Excellence in Teaching Award (2014), U.S. Department of Agriculture's New Teacher Award (2015), Western Region AAAE Outstanding Researcher Award (2015), CASNR Student Advising Award (2018), and Texas Tech's Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award (2018).
Meyers has co-authored award-winning research papers and posters including outstanding research article in the Journal of Applied Communications, the Association for Communication Excellence outstanding paper, the SAAS Agricultural Communications outstanding paper, and the AAAE distinguished manuscript. She is currently serving a three-year term as the past participant representative on the LEAD21 Board of Directors and a two-year term as the American Association for Agricultural Education Vice President for Communications.
Meyers, who joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2008, 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 is from the University of Florida.
Previous recipients of the AAAE Fellow designation from Tech's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications include Matt Baker, a former professor (2009), David Doerfert, a professor and associate dean of Tech's Graduate School (2012), Steve Fraze, former chair (2014), and Cindy Akers, a professor and CASNR's Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs (2017).
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