Bowling hired as assistant professor of agriscience education

April 18, 2018

The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) at The Ohio State University is pleased to share that Dr. Amanda Bowling has accepted a position with our department as an assistant professor in agriscience education. For the past year, Bowling has served as a visiting assistant professor in the Department.

“We are thrilled to be able to retain Dr. Bowling in a tenure-track position,” said Dr. Tracy Kitchel, professor and chair of ACEL. “She continues to have a strong teaching record and is developing a solid research program by collaborating both on campus and across institutions. The faculty's support of this change is evidence of Dr. Bowling’s ability to demonstrate how she can positively contribute to our department and its students.”

In her new role, Bowling will hold a 75% teaching 25% research position.  She will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate data analysis course, teaching in the teacher preparation program, supervise student teachers, advise undergraduate and graduate students and conduct research in the area of positive youth development. Bowling will begin this position on September 1, 2018.

“This past year, it has been a privilege to be a part of The Ohio State University faculty,” said Bowling. “I am excited to continue to work with the outstanding students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership and the agriscience education program.”

Bowling received a bachelor, master and doctoral degree in agricultural education from the University of Missouri. Previously, she worked as a high school agricultural educator in Missouri.

The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares its students you to acquire a license to teach agricultural science in secondary high schools in Ohio and across the country, with extensive training in agricultural science, educational psychology, instructional methods, and youth development.

ACEL has been cultivating agricultural educators for more than 100 years. The department was founded after the passage of the Smith-Hughes Act in 1917 that federally funded vocational agriculture programs across the country to train the teachers for these programs. Since the beginning focus on agriculture teacher preparation, the department has expanded its mission to include Extension education, agricultural communication and community leadership.

For additional information on the agriscience education major, visit or call 614.247.6358.