Ph.D.: Oklahoma State University, May 2016
Agricultural Education (Focus: Agricultural Leadership)
Dissertation: The Effect of Two Different Professional Development Methods on Oklahoma Extension Educators’ Perception of their Role as Agents of Change
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, June 2015
Summer study in the Czech Republic exploring Czech agriculture
Master of Science: Mississippi State University, August 2004
Agricultural and Extension Education
Thesis: Mississippi State University Extension Agents’ Perceptions of Fundamental Job Characteristics and their Level of Job Satisfaction
Bachelor of Science: Mississippi State University, August 2002
Human Sciences-Human Development and Family Studies
Minor in Consumer Economics & Gerontology Certificate
Originally from Mississippi, I worked as an Extension 4-H Youth Agent in Pearl River County, MS beginning in 2004 until I returned to school at Oklahoma State University in 2013 to pursue my Ph.D. While at Oklahoma State, I worked as a Graduate Teaching Associate where I taught a number of courses in Agricultural Leadership and supervised the internship program.
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