- 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
- AAAE Western Region Early Career Award, 2017
- Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Agricultural Communications Outstanding Innovative Poster, 2016
- Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Agricultural Communications Outstanding Research Poster, 2015
- Courses Taught
- AGCJ 313, Agricultural Media Writing II
- 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.
Content analysis, Q methodology, interviews, focus groups, surveys
Science communication; writing in agricultural communications; communication curriculum development for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and producers
Selected Extramural Funding
Dunsford, D., & Leggette (Archer), H. (Co-PI). (2018). Is it ethical? Preparing AGCJ majors to be ethical communicators. Funded by Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; $6,500 (50%; $3,250).
Neely, H., Leggette (Archer), H. (Co-PI), Foster, J., & Lewis, K. (2018–2021). Improve outreach to improve soils: Combining data, economics, and communication to improve soil health across the South Central United States. Funded by USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants; $1,090,562 (25%; $272,640.50).
Leggette (Archer), H. (PI), Rutherford, T., & Ramasubramanian, S. (2018–2020). Telling the story of science: Empowering scientists to communicate. Funded by Texas A&M University T3-Triads for Transformation Program; $35,000 (34%; $11,900).
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 (HEC) Program; $139,584 (50%; $69,792). Resubmission of the FY15 proposal.
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; $7,005 (34%; $3,502.50).
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; $325,211 (20%; $65,042.20).
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; $63,311.20 (35%; $22,158.92).
Selected Extramural Funding In Review
Leggette (Archer), H. (PI), McCubbins, A., Anding, J., Capps, O., Jr., & Rutherford, T. (2018). Improving the health of Texas children through a diversified school lunch plate. Proposal submitted to USDA Food and Nutrition Service; $1,542,418 (20%; $308,483.60).
Chappell, T., Kerns, D., Sword, G., Leggette (Archer), H. (Co-PI), & Shim, W. B. (2018). FACT: Synthesizing cotton disease knowledge with agricultural logistics to develop decision support for cotton producers. Proposal submitted to USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Foundational and Applied Science; $497,921 (30%; $149,376.30).
Jarvis-Whitaker, H., Leggette, H., & Barbeau, S. (2018). A marketing standpoint: What marketers can teach extension professionals about internet-based media. Journal of Extension.
Dewald, S., Leggette, H. R., Murphrey, T. P., Berthold, A., & Wagner, K. (2018). Landowners’ communication preferences for receiving water-related information. Journal of Agricultural Education, 59(2), 343–369. doi: 10.5032/jae.2018.02343
Leggette, H. R., Rice, A., Carraway, C., Baker, M., & Conner, N. (2018). Eye-tracking in education, communications, and leadership: A review of literature. Journal of Agricultural Education, 59(2), 79–108. doi: 10.5032/jae.2018.02079
Leggette, H. R., Hall, S. T., & Murphrey, T. P. (2017). A case study of Indonesian journalists’ participation in a Cochran Fellowship Program focused on biotechnology and journalism. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 24(3), 52–66. doi: 0.5191/jiaee.2017.24305
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.