Dr. Amanda Bowling will join the Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership faculty as a visiting assistant professor for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years.
Bowling will fill many of the teaching responsibilities in the data analysis and statistics area that opened following the retirement of Dr. Jamie Cano. She will also engage with the agriscience education program by supervising student teachers.
A recent PhD graduate in agricultural education from the University of Missouri, Bowling spent six years as a high school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor in Missouri and most recently worked as a graduate assistant during her graduate studies. Her dissertation focused on psychological needs and motivation of youth in school-based agricultural education, with much of that work focused on the contests of Career Development Events.
Dr. Bowling’s appointment will begin on August 15, 2017.