Monthly Archives: December 2019

ALEC-led team awarded Presidential Transformational Teaching Grant

A team led by Dr. Manuel Piña, Jr. has received one of ten Texas A&M University Presidential Transformation Teaching Grants (PTTG). The two-year, $60,000 grant is to develop gender-sensitive curricula that emphasizes the role and value of women in all societies. The title of the project is “Gender Lensed Curricula for International Development.” Team members include: Dr. Theresa Murphrey from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications and Drs. Silva Hamie, Reyko Huang, Valerie Hudson, Raymond Robertson and Leslie Ruyle from the Bush School of Government and… Read More →

ALEC faculty to author two priority areas of the 2020-2024 National Leadership Education Research Agenda

The Journal of Leadership Studies, which will publish the 2020 – 2024 National Leadership Research Agenda, received 141 submissions from universities and organizations located in 21 countries. Of these submissions, ALEC faculty were selected to author two priority areas.  Dr. Barry Boyd will author Priority Two, Leadership Learner Identity, and Drs. Allison Dunn, Summer Odom and Lori Moore will author Priority Three, Professional Leadership Educator Preparation – Co-Curricular Preparation.

Former student Dustin Grabsch receives dissertation of the year award

P.h.D. graduate, Dustin Grabsch, recently received the dissertation of the year award from the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA). Grabsch is currently the Director of Academic Initiatives for Southern Methodist Univeristy (SMU). While completing his doctoral program, Dr. Lori Moore was the chair of his studies.

Agriculture and Workforce Education building scheduled to open June 2020

Through the sustained efforts of ALEC members and key stakeholders, the RELLIS agriculture and workforce education complex is scheduled to open June 2020. This facility will provide our department with an enhanced area for teacher education.

Elliot serves as president elect at Association of Career and Technical Education Research conference

Dr. Jack Elliot recently served as president elect of the Association of Career and Technical Education Research. Elliot coordinated the research conference held in Anaheim, CA., Dec. 3 – 4.

Leggette-Archer selected as recipient of 2019 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence

Dr. Holli Leggette-Archer has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for early career research.  Established in 1980, this awards program recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty, staff, and students across Texas A&M AgriLife. Awards will be presented Wednesday, January 8, 2020 during the AgriLife Conference.

Dixon selected as recipient of Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Graduate Teaching

Sakina Dixon, a graduate student in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, has been selected to receive a 2019 College of Agriculture and Life sciences Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching. The Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards are the highest awards in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented to faculty, staff and students. An award ceremony will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center to honor all recipients.

Redwine selected as recipient of 2019-2020 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Tobin Redwine has been selected as the recipient of a 2019-2020 Association of former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching at the College-Level. An award ceremony will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 in the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center to honor all recipients.