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Dr. Billy McKim

McKim, Dr. Billy
Dr. Billy McKim
Associate Professor
267 Agriculture and Life Sciences Building - AGLS
(979) 845-0794
Undergraduate Education
Bachelor of Science – Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Bachelor of Science – Agricultural Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Graduate Education
Master of Science – Agricultural Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO Concentration: Curriculum and Instruction
Doctor of Philosophy – Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Concentration: Evaluation and Research Methods / Agricultural Communications
Courses Taught
AGCJ 366: Radio Broadcasting
AGCJ 411: Audience and Communication Research Methods
AGCJ 466: Advanced Radio Broadcasting
AGCJ 481: Seminar
ALEC 695: Frontiers in Research


Research Skillset

  • Social and behavioral science research design, methods, and analyses (univariate and multivariate)
  • Modeling of cognitive, affective, environmental, and behavioral elements
  • Psychometric development and integration of psychometrics with biometrics

Research Framework

Professional Interests

  • Strategic communications
  • Digital multimedia production (audio and video)
  • Media consumption

Selected Publications

Homeyer, M., Leggette, H. R., McKim, B. R., Walker, J. G (2017). Visualizing Connection: Using Photovoice to Understand a System of Students’ Study Away Experience. NACTA Journal, 61(2), 113-120.

Yopp, A. M., McKim, B. R., Moore, L. L., Odom, S. F., & Hanagriff, R. (2017). A  Multidimensional Needs Assessment of Social Emotional Learning Skill Areas. Journal of Agricultural Education, 58(1), 186-206. doi: 10.5032/jae.2017.01186

Lawver, R. G., McKim, B. R., Smith, A. R., Aschenbrener, M. S., Enns, K. (2016). Developing Metrics for Effective Teaching in Agricultural Education. Career and Technical Education Research.

Hill, J. S., Mobly, M., & McKim, B. R. (2016). Reaching Millennials: Implications for Advertisers of Competitive Sporting Events that Use Animals. Journal of Applied Communications.

Leggette, H. R., McKim, B. R., Homeyer, M., & Rutherford, T. (2015). Perspectives of writing related to critical thinking and knowledge creation. NACTA Journal, 59(4), 275-284.