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Dr. Holli Leggette-Archer

Leggette-Archer, Dr. Holli
Dr. Holli Leggette-Archer
Assistant Professor
262 Agriculture and Life Sciences Building - AGLS
(979) 458-3039
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Agricultural Business, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 2005.
Graduate Education
M.S., Agricultural Communications, Oklahoma State University, 2007.
Ph.D., Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Texas A&M University, 2013
Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Agricultural Communications Outstanding Innovative Poster, 2016
Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists,  Agricultural Communications Outstanding Research Poster, 2015
Association for Communication Excellence Runner-up for Outstanding Dissertation, 2014
American Association for Agricultural Education Nominee for Alan A. Kahler Outstanding Dissertation, 2014
Courses Taught
AGCJ 281, Journalism Concepts in Agriculture
AGCJ 313, Agricultural Media Writing II
AGCJ 413, Emerging Media in Agriculture
ALEC 604, Writing for Professional Publications

Research Topical Area

Investigating effective ways for delivering scientific information to diverse audiences; Identifying effective ways to prepare scientists to communicate with a global audience.

Research Skillset

Q methodology, interviews, focus groups, surveys

Research Framework

Professional Interests

Science communication; writing in agricultural communications; communication curriculum development for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty

Selected Extramural Funding

Leggette (Archer), H. (PI), & Murphrey, T. (2017–2019). Strengthening communication skills of agricultural students: Using real-world examples to meet industry employment needs. Funded by USDA NIFA Higher Education Challenge Program.

Leggette (Archer), H. (PI), Redwine, T., Jagger, C., & Wagner, S. (2017). #ChemicalAwareState: Enhancing farm chemical safety usage in Mississippi through an interdisciplinary educational and social media outreach campaign. Funded by University of Kentucky Southeast Center for Agricultural Safety and Injury Prevention.

Berthold, T., Lopez, R., Leggette (Archer), H. (Co-PI), & Wagner, K. (2015–2018). Little River watershed characterization. Funded by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality through the Environmental Protection Agency.

Hall, S., McWhorter, G., Leggette (Archer), H. (Co-PI), Strong, R. Jr., & Larson, J. (2015–2016). Biotechnology communications for journalists – Indonesia. Funded by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

Selected Publications

Leggette, H. R., Hall, S. T., & Murphrey, T. P. (accepted). A case study of Indonesian journalists’ participation in a Cochran Fellowship Program focused on biotechnology and journalism. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.

Leggette, H. R., Whitaker, H. J., & *Miranda, M. (2017). An examination of student development theory in the context of writing instruction. Journal of Applied Communications, 101(2).

Redwine, T., Leggette, H. R., & *Prather, B. (2017). A case study of using metacognitive reflections to enhance writing skills and strategies in an agricultural media writing course. Journal of Applied Communications, 101(1), 56–68.

Leggette, H. R., & Redwine, T. (2016). Using Q methodology in agricultural communications research: A philosophical study. Journal of Applied Communications, 100(3), 57–67.

Leggette, H. R., McKim, B., & *Homeyer, M. (2015). Perspectives of writing related to critical thinking and knowledge creation. NACTA Journal, 59(3), 275–284.

Leggette, H. R., Rutherford, T., Dunsford, D., & *Costello, L. (2015). A review and evaluation of prominent theories of writing. Journal of Applied Communications, 99(3), 37–80.

Leggette, H. R., Rutherford, T., & Dunsford, D. (2015). A model to augment critical thinking and create knowledge through writing in the social sciences of agriculture. NACTA Journal, 59(3), 245–252.

Leggette, H. R., Jarvis, H., & *Walther, D. (2015). Developing writing identity in an advanced agricultural communications media writing course. Journal of Applied Communications, 99(1), 67–78.

Leggette, H. R., & Jarvis, H. (2015). How students develop skill and identity in an agricultural communications course. Journal of Applied Communications, 99(1), 38–51.

Leggette, H. R., & *Homeyer, M. (2015). Understanding students’ experiences in writing-intensive courses. NACTA Journal, 59(2), 116–121.