Dr. Kristina Boone, an alum of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership has been named the director for Ohio State ATI. Boone completed her master’s degree in agricultural communication and doctoral degree in extension education at Ohio State in 1991 and 1994 respectively.
Most recently, Dr. Boone was a professor and department head in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University. Her department supported academic programs at the bachelor’s and master’s level in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communication. The department also directed the communications on behalf of the College of Agriculture, Extension, and Agricultural Experiment Station. She also was the director of the interdisciplinary secondary major in Global Food Systems Leadership, and as part of a team, developed an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Leadership Communication.
Prior to her 21-year career in Communications and Agricultural Education, Dr. Boone was a watershed extension agent with Ohio State University Extension and co-led a water education program at Ohio State during her graduate program.
As Ohio State ATI Director, Dr. Boone is responsible for managing the administrative, human, and financial resources for Ohio State ATI. She will provide leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions including on campus and emerging e-Learning instruction, research, service, engagement and marketing, and student services and recruitment.
“ATI is an important partner for our department,” said Dr. Tracy Kitchel, chair for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. “We are rather excited to have a familiar face and colleague in the ATI director’s position.”
Ohio State ATI, located in Wooster, is an associate degree-granting institute within CFAES where students participate in a curriculum that includes general and basic studies, experiential learning, and a paid industry internship. Ohio State ATI is the largest institution of its kind in the country, offering 26 programs of study.
Dr. Boone’s appointment will begin on April 1, 2017.
Information from interim dean Dr. Lonnie King's announcement was used in this post.