USDA-NIFA Grants ALEC-led Team $150,000 for Gender-Lensed Curricula in FANH Sciences

News Release An Agricultural Leadership Education and Communications (ALEC)-led team has received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture  (USDA-NIFA) to produce “Gender Lensed Curricula for the Food, Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences” (GLCF).  The grant was approved through NIFA’s Higher Education Challenge grant program. The GLCF will fill a gap in knowledge by creating gender-sensitive curricula composed of five modules and a course that focus on five development topics with emphasis on the role of women in development,… Read More →

ALEC professors contribute theme articles to The Agricultural Education Magazine

Now, more than ever, our professors have been driven to adapt to an ever-growing technological world. Online technology has become one of the most important tools they use to get their message across.  Their online article contributions greatly help to not only actively engage their students and colleagues, but others interested in their teachings. Dr. Theresa Murphrey and co-authors Dr. Anna Bates, a graduate of ALEC’s doctoral program, and colleague Caitlin Stanton contributed a theme article to the Agricultural Education Magazine in the July/August 2020 issue focused on… Read More →

Dr. Allison Dunn awarded Distinguished Research Paper at the ALE 2020 Annual Conference

  Join us in congratulating Dr. Allison Dunn and her co-authors doctors Lori Moore, Summer Odom, Gary Briers, and Krista Bailey for having their paper Competencies Needed for Entry-level Student Affairs Leadership Educators selected as the Distinguished Research Paper at the 2020 annual conference of the Association of Leadership Educators. Dr. Dunn currently serves as an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University.  The award-winning paper was part of her dissertation research and focuses on identifying the leadership educator competencies entry-level… Read More →

Congratulations 2020 Ph.D Graduates

Congratulations Summer 2020 Graduates



Dr. Julie Harlin to Serve on Diversity Commission

  The office of the Texas A&M University President, Michael K. Young, announced today the membership and charge of the newly created Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  ALEC’s own Dr. Julie Harlin will be one of those members representing the Faculty Senate.  Her role, along with the others asked to join the commission, will be vital in following the commission’s charges and reporting their findings back to the Texas A&M Board of Regents.  We are proud of Dr. Harlin’s selection and involvement which will help to guide… Read More →

TAMU Ag PhD Grad Wins National Dissertation Award

News Release Dr. Hannah Russell, a 2019 Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University,  has been selected to receive the KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award for her contribution to gender-related research. The award recognizes her exceptional scholarly research in her dissertation, titled ‘The Effects of Gender Inequity on Global Food Insecurity.’ KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax, and advisory services. Shown in photo are Dr. Hannah Russell and her Dissertation Committee Chair, Dr. Manuel Piña, Jr…. Read More →

ACTER Executive Director

The Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER)  selects ALEC Ph.D. student, Nicole Dietzel, as their first Executive Director. Nicole assisted then President-Elect Jack Elliot with the 2019 ACTER Conference. Nicole will manage the administrative logistics of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) and to provide staff support that enables the ACTER Executive Committee to perform the leadership functions of ACTER. Nicole will coordinate the planning, organization, and operation of the CTE Research and Professional Development Conference (annual conference) in cooperation with ACTER President-Elect… Read More →