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Dr. Tom A. "Andy" Vestal

Vestal,  Dr. Tom A. “Andy”
Dr. Tom A. "Andy" Vestal
Professor and Extension Specialist Emeritus
Mail Stop 2151 TAMU, 1470 William D. Fitch Parkway, Suite 13,3 College Station, TX 77845-2251
Undergraduate Education
B.S.  Agricultural Education, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX, 1977
Graduate Education
M.Ed.  Agricultural Education,  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1982
Ph.D.  Agricultural Education,  Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1998
2012 National Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Excellence in Extension Award
2012 Team Award for Superior Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
2009 Regent’s Fellow Service Award, Texas A&M University System Board of Regents
2009 Blue Ribbon Award for Education, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Topical Area

Research and teaching is guided by diffusion theory with foci on educational delivery strategies regarding agricultural biotechnology, food safety, food security, emergency management and livestock infectious disease response and recovery.

Research Skillset

Quantitative Methods for 1) Measurement of Knowledge, Skills and Behavioral Change and 2) Strategic Planning

Professional Interests
U.S. Animal Health Association EDEN Liaison (USAHA)
U.S.D.A. – N.I.F.A Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
American Association of Agricultural Education (AAAE)
Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE)
National Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC)
Texas & Southwestern Cattleraisers Association (TSCRA)
National Center for Electron Beam Research (NCEBR)
National and Texas Extension Profession Fraternity Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP)
Texas Extension Specialists Association (TESA)