AEC's Meyers receives 2021 Australia-based Fulbright Scholar Award
By: Norman Martin
Courtney Meyers, a professor and graduate studies coordinator within Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, recently received a Fulbright Scholar Award funded by the Australia-based Regional Universities Network (RUN) and the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.
Meyers' project, "Exploring Agricultural Communications in Australia," will be based at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia, starting in January 2021. As a Fulbright Scholar, Meyers will research how agricultural issues are being communicated in Australia.
Insights gained from her research will be used to create teaching case studies to help students develop critical thinking and communication skills. She will also collaborate with colleagues at Charles Sturt University to facilitate the curriculum development process for agricultural communications.
"I am honored to have this opportunity to share my expertise with colleagues at Charles Sturt University, learn more about another culture, and explore the potential to develop agricultural communications as a disciplinary focus in Australia," Meyers said. "My goal is to conduct the research necessary to build a framework for this curricular area that will serve to strengthen regional communities and the Australian agriculture industry."
Meyers is one of two recipients for this inaugural Fulbright award.
Recognized in May as a 2020 American Association for Agricultural Education Fellow, 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. The AAAE award was presented in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the profession throughout her career.
Among her honors are 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), Texas Tech Integrated Scholar (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.
CONTACT: William Brown, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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