Deans Office Staff

Leslie Dawn Edgar

Leslie Dawn Edgar

Assistant Dean for Student Programs

Director of Honors and International Programs

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

(TAEC)-Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology

Phone: 479-575-6770

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  • Electronic media
  • Agricultural communications curriculum development
  • Program needs assessment and evaluation
  • AGED 4003 – Issues in Agriculture
  • AGED 3942 – Professional Development in Ag Communications
  • AGED 3243 – Ag Reporting and Feature Writing
  • AGME 2903 – Applications of Microcomputers
  • AGED 2143 – Introduction to Agricultural Communications (assisted with Development)
  • AGED 520(3)/401(3) – Global Agricultural Communications
  • AGED 4543 – Ag Publications
  • AGED 4443 – Principles of Technological Change
  • AGED 4343 – Communication Campaigns in Agriculture
  • AGED 4243 – Graphic Design in Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences
  • AGED 4143 – Electronic Communications in Agriculture
  • Ph.D., Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications with Agricultural Communications, Leadership Education, and Distance Education as specialization areas, Texas A&M University, 2007
  • M.S., Agricultural Systems, Technology, & Education with Adult Extension Education emphasis, Utah State University, 2002
  • B.S., Animal Science with Business and Management emphases, Utah State University, 2000

Professional Experience

  • Executive Editor, Journal of Applied Communications, 2014-present
  • Vice-Chair, Research Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE), 2014-2015
  • ACE Conference Research Manuscript Chair, 2014
  • Judge, Journal of Applied Communications Journal Article of the Year, 2014
  • Judge, Journal of Applied Communications ACE Research Article Conference Edition, 2014
  • Member, Audit Committee for AIAEE, 2014-present
  • Co-Chair, Communications Committee for the Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), 2013-2014
  • NACTA Representative at the University of Arkansas, 2013-present
  • Member, AAAE Agricultural Communication Program SIG, 2007-present
  • Member, ACE Research Program and Academic SIGs, 2006-present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, AAAE, ACE, and AIAEE, 2006-2011

Service

  • Co-coordinate the Agricultural Communications (ACOM) Program
  • Work with secondary schools to improve/create agricultural communications curriculum
  • Work with the Cooperative Extension Service to improve digital media and educational strategies
  • Distinguished Research Manuscript, SRAAAE - 2016
  • Outstanding Research Poster, SAAS , AG COMM section - 2016
  • Distinguished Research Poster, SRAAAE - 2016
  • Winrock International President's Volunteer Service Award - 2016
  • Teacher Scholar Award (National), NACTA - 2015
  • Article of the Year Award, Journal of Applied Communications - 2015
  • Outstanding Research Presentation, AIAEE - 2015
  • Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education Fellow - 2015
  • Jack G. Justus Endowment for Teaching Excellence Award, 2014
  • University of Arkansas Teaching Academy Fellow, 2013
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Teacher Fellow, 2013
  • Distinguished Research Poster – SAAS AG ED Section, 2014